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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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Del Toro Moves To New Zealand To Direct The Hobbit

25th April 2008

Mexican moviemaker GUILLERMO DEL TORO is emigrating to New Zealand to direct upcoming movie THE HOBBIT and its sequel. The director, 43, will spend four years in the country with executive producer Peter Jackson to...

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Mckellen Fears Hobbit Snub

27th March 2008

LORD OF THE RINGS star SIR IAN MCKELLEN fears he may not be signed up to reprise his role as GANDALF in the franchise's forthcoming prequel THE HOBBIT. The British actor played the wizard in...

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Mckellen Is Desperate To Land Gandalf Role

10th March 2008

Legendary actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN is poised to revive his role as wizard GANDALF in the movie adaptations of J.R.R. TOLKIEN's novel THE HOBBIT - insisting he's the obvious candidate for the job. MCKellen, who...

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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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Mckellen Eyes Hobbit Role

15th October 2007

SIR IAN MCKELLEN would be "disappointed" if he could not reprise his role as wizard GANDALF in the movie adaptation of JRR TOLKIEN's novel THE HOBBIT. MCKellen, who has appeared in the role in each...

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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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Shaye Want Jackson Involved In Lord Of The Rings Prequel

11th August 2007

LATEST: LORD OF THE RINGS executive producer BOB SHAYE insists director PETER JACKSON will be involved in THE HOBBIT. The pair famously fell out over the profits of the fantasy trilogy, but Shaye believes the...

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Spider-man Director Raimi Considers The Hobbit

17th April 2007

SPIDER-MAN 4 is beginning to look a little shaky - director SAM RAIMI is looking to tackle literary epic THE HOBBIT. The moviemaker, who is the brains behind all three Spider-Man movies, has revealed he's...

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Tolkien Estate Clamps Down On Illegal Book Posters

22nd February 2007

A website has been ordered to reveal the names of internet users who illegally posted J.R.R. TOLKIEN's novels online. The LORD OF THE RINGS author's estate took site eSnips to court after copies of the...

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Jackson Hits Back At New Line Boss

12th January 2007

LATEST: Oscar winner PETER JACKSON has hit back at New Line boss BOB SHAYE, blaming the studio's lack of co-operation as the reason he has filled a lawsuit against them. Jackson and his production company,...

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New Line Boss: 'Jackson Will Never Make The Hobbit'

11th January 2007

Head of film studio New Line BOB SHAYE insists THE LORD OF THE RINGS Oscar winner PETER JACKSON will never be allowed to direct THE HOBBIT while he is at the company. Jackson and his...

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Jackson Hobbit Return On The Cards?

28th November 2006

LATEST: THE LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON has been assured he will film the movie adaptation of THE HOBBIT after all by legendary film producer SAUL ZAENTZ. There was uproar last week (ends24NOV06)...

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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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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 '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 To Make The Hobbit In Four Years Time

15th March 2005

Director PETER JACKSON has warned fans of author JRR TOLKIEN it will be four years before he starts working on a big screen adaptation of classic novel THE HOBBIT. New Zealand movie-maker Jackson -...

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Hobbits Plan A Return For The Hobbit

9th December 2004

The stars of LORD OF THE RINGS have given director PETER JACKSON a promise they'll return for THE HOBBIT if the New Zealand director decides to complete the JRR TOLKIEN saga - even though their...

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Tolkien's Home Added To Heritage List

23rd November 2004

The Oxford, England, home where JRR TOLKIEN wrote THE HOBBIT and LORD OF THE RINGS is to feature on a new British historical building list. The eight bedroom Northmoor Road house was home to...

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John Goodman's Road Trip

29th September 2004

Former ROSEANNE star JOHN GOODMAN hit the open road in America this summer (04) so he could pick up his TV career in Hollywood with a trip from New Orleans, Louisiana. The chubby star...

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Elijah Wood Rules Himself Out Of The Hobbit

7th June 2004

ELIJAH WOOD can't wait for THE LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT to hit the big screen - despite vowing he won't star in it. After the runaway success of PETER JACKSON's fantasy...

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Mckellen's Hobbit Ambitions

22nd December 2003

LORD OF THE RINGS actor SIR IAN McKELLEN is hoping to reprise his role as wise wizard GANDALF in the film's prequel THE HOBBIT. According to industry insiders, it's only a matter of time...

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Jackson Keen For The Hobbit

2nd December 2003

Movie maker PETER JACKSON is pressing ahead with plans for a big screen version of LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT. Hollywood studios NEW LINE are reportedly in talks to buy the film...

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