Latest Fran Walsh News

The Hobbit's Tauriel Is 'Dangerous'

7th July 2013

Evangeline Lilly's character in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is ''dangerous''.The actress plays Elven warrior Tauriel in the new film and says her alter-ego is far more fiery and brash than Cate Blanchett's wise...

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The Hobbit To Be A Trilogy

30th July 2012

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' will be a trilogy.The eagerly anticipated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book was originally supposed to be in two parts but Peter says after reviewing footage he has already shot he believes...

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The Hobbit Boycott Ends

21st October 2010

A planned acting union boycott of 'The Hobbit' has been called off. The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) previously sent out warnings for their members not...

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Dominic Monaghan: 'I Won't Be In Hobbit'

29th September 2010

Dominic Monaghan will not appear in 'The Hobbit'. The actor - who has played hobbit character Merry in all three of the previous 'Lord of the Rings' movies - confesses he will not be involved...

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Jackson And Microsoft Still Determined To Make Halo Movie

24th October 2006

LATEST: Film-maker PETER JACKSON and bosses at software giant Microsoft remain determined to bring video game movie HALO to cinemas, after Hollywood studios Fox and Universal pulled out of financing the project last week (20OCT06)...

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Jackson Starts Own Video Game Studio

28th September 2006

LATEST: LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON and his screen writing partner FRAN WALSH have started a new video game studio called Wingnut Interactive. The pair have signed a long-term deal with Microsoft to...

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Black Wants Jackson To Adopt Him

4th November 2005

Actor JACK BLACK had so much fun working alongside PETER JACKSON on new movie KING KONG he now considers the film-maker his adoptive father. Black, who stars alongside ADRIEN BRODY and NAOMI WATTS in...

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Jackson To Adapt The Lovely Bones

18th January 2005

Director PETER JACKSON and his screenwriter wife FRAN WALSH will follow up this year's (05) KING KONG re-make with a screen adaptation of ALICE SEBOLD's best-selling novel THE LOVELY BONES. American movie trade publication...

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Jack Black To Star In King Kong

30th March 2004

Movie funnyman JACK BLACK has inked a deal to star in PETER JACKSON's upcoming KING KONG remake - after the LORD OF THE RINGS director revealed he was a huge fan. SCHOOL OF ROCK...

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Jackson Picks Up Bafta Memorabilia

20th February 2004

PETER JACKSON picked up more than just five gongs at Sunday's (15FEB04) star-studded BAFTA ceremony - he pocketed some valuable memorabilia as well. The LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING film-maker...

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Sting's Slim Oscar Chances

19th February 2004

Superstar STING is so certain he won't pick up an OSCAR for YOU WILL BE MY AIN TRUE LOVE later this month (29FEB04) - he isn't going to bother writing an acceptance speech. The...

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Jackson Relocates Bag End To His Backgarden

14th December 2003

LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON loves his fictional Middle Earth so much - he is recreating Hobbiton in the back garden of his New Zealand mansion. Jackson and wife FRAN WALSH, who...

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