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Ian Mckellen's Role In The Hobbit Is Confirmed

30th April 2008

Actor Sir IAN MCKELLEN has revealed he will reprise his role as Gandalf the wizard in the upcoming two-part adaptation of THE HOBBIT.Speaking to Empire magazine, Sir Ian, who played the character in all three...

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Sir Ian Mckellen: I Will Return As Gandalf

30th April 2008

Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed he is to reprise his Oscar-nominated role as Gandalf in the upcoming two-film adaptation of The Hobbit.Pan's Labyrinth helmer Guillermo del Toro was recently named as the man to translate...

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Del Toro Vows To Follow Jackson's Lord Of The Rings Example

29th April 2008

GUILLERMO DEL TORO has promised LORD OF THE RINGS fans he will stay true to fellow director PETER JACKSON's original vision when he takes charge of the franchise's prequel THE HOBBIT. Jackson directed all three...

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Guillermo Del Toro Confirmed As Hobbit Director

25th April 2008

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro is to take JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit to the screen.After a lengthy legal dispute with production company New Line, Kiwi helmer Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings...

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British Teenager Chosen As Main Role In Spielberg's Tintin

29th March 2008

A British six form student has been chose to play the role of Tintin in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Belgian cartoon.Thomas Sangster, 17, was selected by Spielberg to play the boy reporter in a...

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Mckellen Says He'll Reprise Gandalf If Asked

26th March 2008

On Ian McKellen's official website Tuesday, a fan asked, Have you been approached yet by [producer] Peter Jackson or anyone else about reprising your wonderful role as Gandalf for the two upcoming Hobbit movies?" McKellen...

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Copy Of Jrr Tolkien's Hobbit Sells For £60,000 At Auction

19th March 2008

A first edition copy of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit has sold at auction for 60,000, with an anonymous bidder winning the valuable tome.The signed copy of the 1937 edition of the book - part of...

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Copy Of Jrr Tolkien's Hobbit Sells For £60,000 At Auction

19th March 2008

A first edition copy of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit has sold at auction for 60,000, with an anonymous bidder winning the valuable tome.The signed copy of the 1937 edition of the book - part of...

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Tolkien Estate Sues New Line Over Rings Accounts

12th February 2008

In the latest lawsuit against a studio alleging fraudulent accounting practices, the estate of Lord of the Rings creator J.R.R. Tolkien, along with publisher HarperCollins, has claimed that it has not received the 7.5 percent...

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Tolkien Estate Launches Legal Action Against New Line

12th February 2008

New Line Cinema, the film studio responsible for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is being sued for $150 million (76.8 million) by estate of JRR Tolkien.The Tolkien Trust, a charity responsible for managing the...

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Good Things For Gosling, Dunst

22nd January 2008

Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst are in talks to star in 1980s murder mystery All Good Things, according to reports.Variety claims the Half Nelson star and Spider-Man actress will begin shooting the movie in April...

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Del Toro In Line For Hobbit

20th December 2007

Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro has been linked with the upcoming film version of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.After a lengthy legal battle with Peter Jackson, helmer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, New...

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Jackson To Produce The Hobbit After All

19th December 2007

Providing few details, Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have settled their differences over Jackson's share of profits fro the Lord of the Rings trilogy and will proceed to make The Hobbit, a planned prequel...

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Jackson To Produce Hobbit Movies

19th December 2007

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson has agreed a deal to produce two films based on JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.The Kiwi helmer of the Lord of the Rings films had been embroiled in a long-running legal battle...

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Jackson On Board For New Hobbit Films

18th December 2007

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON has signed on to produce two movies based on author J.R.R. TOLKIEN's THE HOBBIT, after resolving his legal feud with studio bosses over unpaid royalties. Jackson has been involved in a long...

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Andy Serkis Signs Up To Tintin

17th December 2007

ANDY SERKIS is the first actor to sign up to the TINTIN movies.While there has been no official announcement of what role he will play, it is believed that Serkis will play Captain Haddock, a...

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More Lotr Trouble For New Line

15th December 2007

New Line Cinema is in trouble again as it faces another legal dispute over profits from its phenomenally successful Lord of the Rings trilogy.The studio is being sued by film mogul Saul Zaentz, the Oscar-winning...

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Actor Defends Lovely Bones Exit

30th October 2007

Acclaimed actor Ryan Gosling has explained why he quit the movie adaptation of The Lovely Bones just days before shooting was due to begin.The Half Nelson star left Peter Jackson's film of Alice Sebold's bestselling...

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Gosling Denies Jackson Sacking

29th October 2007

RYAN GOSLING has denied reports claiming he was fired from PETER JACKSON's new movie LOVELY BONES for his "demanding" nature, insisting he was just too young for the role. The 26-year-old was recently replaced by...

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Jackson 'Fired' Gosling?

23rd October 2007

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON fired actor RYAN GOSLING from movie LOVELY BONES because he was "too demanding", according to reports. It was alleged Gosling "stepped down" from the movie and was replaced by Mark Wahlberg -...

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Wahlberg Replaces Gosling

23rd October 2007

Mark Wahlberg has stepped in to replace Ryan Gosling on Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones, after the Notebook actor pulled out this weekend.Despite gaining over 20 pounds and growing a heavy beard for...

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Wahlberg Signs Up As Gosling's Last Minute Replacement

22nd October 2007

MARK WAHLBERG has replaced RYAN GOSLING in director PETER JACKSON's new film - one day before shooting began. Gosling pulled out of The Lovely Bones on Friday (19Oct07), despite the fact he had gained 20...

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Raimi Backs Down From Lotr Plans For Jackson

17th October 2007

Filmmaker SAM RAIMI has offered to back out of plans to direct the next LORD OF THE RINGS movie, so PETER JACKSON take charge of the fantasy prequel. Jackson is currently battling with New Line...

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Mckellen Eager To Reprise Gandalf Role

15th October 2007

Sir Ian McKellen has said he would be "very pleased" to don his grey cloak and cape again to play Gandalf in the mooted movie version of The Hobbit.The 68-year-old, currently touring the world as...

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Mckellen Eager To Play Gandalf In The Hobbit

15th October 2007

Sir Ian McKellen has said he would be "disappointed" if he wasn't asked to play Gandalf in the film adaptation of JRR Tolkien's novel The Hobbit.McKellen, who has appeared in the role in each of...

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Tolkien's Nephew Praises Progress In Hobbit Legal Row

9th October 2007

LATEST: The nephew of legendary LORD OF THE RINGS author J.R.R. TOLKIEN is pleased the legal fight which may prevent PETER JACKSON directing THE HOBBIT will soon be resolved. Jackson had been touted to take...

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Doctor Who Writer To Pen Tintin Film

2nd October 2007

Stephen Moffat, one of the writers involved in the relaunch of Doctor Who, has been signed for the upcoming Tintin movie trilogy.According to the Hollywood Reporter, Moffat will script all three films in the collaboration...

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Halo 3 Smashes Sales Records

27th September 2007

Video game Halo 3 has smashed the record for the most sales by an entertainment product in a single day.The futuristic title - exclusive to the Xbox 360 console - has earned over 84 million...

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Judge Fines New Line $125,000 For Failing To Provide Audits

26th September 2007

Seeming to undermine contentions by movie studios that their accounting practices are transparent and that profit participants in their films are free to examine their records, a federal judge has fined New Line Cinema $125,000...

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Jackson Still Hobbit Possibility

11th August 2007

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson may still be in the running to make The Hobbit after all.The New Zealander has had more than a little tiff with his Hollywood studio, New Line, over...

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