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Wood Blasts New Line For Jackson Hobbit Snub

27th November 2006

Actor ELIJAH WOOD has blasted New Line Cinema bosses for refusing to sign LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON to take charge of THE HOBBIT. The New Zealand film-maker told fans recently that "MARK...

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Mckellen Optimistic Of Jackson Return

27th November 2006

SIR IAN MCKELLEN is still hopeful the movie adaptation of THE HOBBIT will be brought to the big screen with PETER JACKSON at the helm, despite the director's ongoing dispute with bosses at New Line...

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Zaentz Rings In Jackson For Prequels

24th November 2006

As Lord of the Rings fans mounted a protest following word that New Line had dropped Peter Jackson from consideration as director of The Hobbit and another Lord of the Rings prequel, producer Saul Zaentz...

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Gandalf Sad That Jackson Won't Direct The Hobbit

23rd November 2006

Ian McKellen -- "Gandalf" in the Lord of the Rings trilogy -- expressed disappointment Wednesday over the news that New Line had apparently decided to make The Hobbit and another Rings prequel without Peter Jackson,...

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Mckellen Saddened By Jackson Hobbit Snub

23rd November 2006

THE LORD OF THE RINGS star SIR IAN MCKELLEN is considering his own involvement in THE HOBBIT, after discovering PETER JACKSON will not direct the upcoming movie adaptation of JRR TOLKIEN's classic book. In an...

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Jackson Out As Hobbit Director

20th November 2006

Shocking fans who had assumed that director Peter Jackson, who was responsible for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, would direct The Hobbit -- a kind of prequel to those films -- and another Lord...

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Jackson 'I'm Not Making The Hobbit'

20th November 2006

The LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON has blasted the Hollywood bosses behind planned movie adaption of THE HOBBIT after they turned down his offer of directing the fantasy 'prequel'. The book, which takes...

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Jackson Delays Halo Movie

2nd November 2006

LATEST: PETER JACKSON has agreed to put his big budget movie version of video game HALO on hold while he searches for a new studio. The LORD OF THE RINGS film-maker had continued to shoot...

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Halo Won't Shine

31st October 2006

Although Microsoft's Wingnut Films and director Peter Jackson's Weta studios had said that they would continue pre-production work on Halo, a movie based on the video game, after Universal and 20th Century Fox backed out...

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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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M'soft Vows To Produce Halo Movie After Studios Pull Out

23rd October 2006

The future of the movie version of the hit video game Halo is not doomed, the Los Angeles Times indicated Saturday. The newspaper reported that Microsoft, which developed the game, plans to push forward with...

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Studios Pull Out Of Jackson Halo Movie

20th October 2006

Film-maker PETER JACKSON is disappointed after Hollywood studios Fox and Universal pulled out of financing video game movie HALO, reportedly because they are worried at its escalating budget. Movie bosses had asked executive producer Jackson...

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Peter Jackson To Produce, Direct "Halo" Game

28th September 2006

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) is teaming up with Microsoft's Bungie Studios to create what is presumed to be the next version of its "Halo" video game. However, details of the...

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Jackson Signs Deal With Microsoft

28th September 2006

Film-maker PETER JACKSON has been signed up by computer giant Microsoft to create an Xbox game. The director - celebrated for his digital wizardry in giant ape film KING KONG - will produce a series...

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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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Jackson's Dam Busters Dilemma

20th September 2006

Film-maker PETER JACKSON faces a tough decision before producing the remake of World War Two classic THE DAM BUSTERS, because the word n**ger is central to the movie's plot. Dam Busters Squadron Leader GUY GIBSON's...

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Unfinished Tolkien Book Completed By Son

19th September 2006

THE LORD OF THE RINGS author JRR TOLKIEN is to have an uncompleted book published posthumously, thanks to his creative son. CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN has spent 30 years finishing fantasy tale THE CHILDREN OF HURIN, which...

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Bloom Yearns For The Theatre

18th September 2006

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star ORLANDO BLOOM is desperate for a theatre role because that's where he always thought he'd begin his acting career. The British actor was plucked from obscurity, direct from film school...

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Pirates Breaks $1 Billion Barrier

11th September 2006

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST has become only the third film to break through the $1 billion (GBP555 million) international box office barrier. The swashbuckling sequel - which stars JOHNNY DEPP, KEIRA KNIGHTLEY...

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Peter Jackson To Remake Dam Busters

31st August 2006

LORD OF THE RINGS film-maker PETER JACKSON has signed to produce a remake of classic British war film THE DAM BUSTERS. CHRISTIAN RIVERS, who animated Jackson's last project KING KONG, will direct the film which...

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Jackson Lands Li/chan Film

16th August 2006

LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON is in talks to bring martial arts movie heroes JACKIE CHAN and JET LI together on the big screen. The movie-maker has been signed to direct an untitled...

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The Things They Say 2607

7th August 2006

"I'm half-Hobbit myself. I don't have hairy feet. I get it waxed." Singer NATASHA BEDINGFIELD quips about the misconception people from her parents' native New Zealand must be Hobbits, simply because PETER JACKSON shot his...

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Kevin Smith Takes On Another Writer

27th July 2006

Kevin Smith has another film commentator in his sights. After taking aim at critic Joel Siegel, who walked out of a screening of his Clerks II, Smith has laid into L.A. Weekly columnist Nikki Finke,...

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Monaghan Stole Hobbits' Feet

13th July 2006

British actor DOMINIC MONAGHAN has finally owned up to stealing the furry hobbits' feet from THE LORD OF THE RINGS set, so he could give them away as present. The LOST star and fellow hobbits...

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Denzel Wants Jackson For New Movie

3rd July 2006

DENZEL WASHINGTON is desperate to team up with KING KONG movie-maker PETER JACKSON on an ambitious upcoming film project. The two Oscar-winning heavyweights are set to team up for a secret new project after Washington...

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Lee Dreamt Of Being Gandalf

9th June 2006

LORD OF THE RINGS star CHRISTOPHER LEE always dreamed of playing GANDALF as a young boy - but by the time JRR TOLKIEN's novels made it to the big screen he was too old. The...

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Jackson To Snap Up Geller Film Rights?

9th June 2006

THE LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON is reportedly close to signing a deal with celebrity spoon-bender URI GELLER to turn his novel into a movie. ELLA, which charts the story of a young...

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Peter Jackson To Remake Dam Busters Film

7th May 2006

KING KONG director PETER JACKSON is set to make a spectacular remake of classic British war film THE DAM BUSTERS. The self-confessed war film fan will be handed a $175 million (GBP100 million) budget to...

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Mckellen: 'Tolkien Runs Rings Around Da Vinci Code'

5th May 2006

SIR IAN MCKELLEN insists JRR TOLKIEN's THE LORD OF THE RINGS still leaves THE DA VINCI CODE in the shade - despite the furore over DAN BROWN's bestseller. MCKellen stars in the movie adaptations of...

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Cruise Tops Hollywood Power List

5th May 2006

TOM CRUISE has been given great news as he launches MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III worldwide - he's Hollywood's most powerful star. The movie star has been crowned the cinema's top actor on Premiere magazine's 2006 Power...

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