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Ian Mckellen Up For Gandalf Return For Amazon Series

Sir Ian McKellen wants to play Gandalf again in the 'Lord of the Rings' Amazon TV series.The 78-year-old actor portrayed the wizard in Sir Peter Jackson's award winning trilogy and then reprised his role in...

Harvey Weinstein Hits Back At Peter Jackson - Again

Harvey Weinstein has insisted Sir Peter Jackson was too ''powerful'' for him to have influenced 'Lord of the Rings' casting.The disgraced producer has again hit back at the 56-year-old director after he claimed he had...

Terry Zwigoff Couldn't Cast Mira Sorvino

Terry Zwigoff has claimed Harvey Weinstein blocked him from casting Mira Sorvino in 'Bad Santa'.The 68-year-old filmmaker has apologised to the 50-year-old actress after admitting he was interested in offering her a role in the...

Sir Peter Jackson Responds To Harvey Weinstein's Casting Denial

Sir Peter Jackson has claimed Harvey Weinstein's response to allegations he banned the director from casting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy is ''insincere''.The 56-year-old filmmaker claimed earlier this...

Harvey Weinstein Denies Barring Actresses From Lord Of The Rings

Harvey Weinstein has denied Sir Peter Jackson's claims that he banned the director from casting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.The 56-year-old filmmaker helmed the three fantasy movies which...

Sir Peter Jackson: Harvey Weinstein Banned Me From Hiring Actresses

Sir Peter Jackson has claimed Harvey Weinstein banned him from casting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy.The 56-year-old filmmaker helmed the three fantasy movies which were released in the...

Richard Armitage Misses Working On The Hobbit

Richard Armitage has revealed he misses 'The Hobbit'.The 46-year-old actor starred as Thorin Oakenshield in the hit Peter Jackson trilogy, and Armitage admitted he misses working in New Zealand, but is looking forward to getting...

Andy Serkis Nearly Said No To Lord Of The Rings

Andy Serkis almost turned down the offer to portray Gollum in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy.The 53-year-old actor shot to fame in the hit Peter Jackson franchise - based on J. R. R. Tolkien's...

Hugo Weaving Cast In Peter Jackson's New Movie

Hugo Weaving has teamed up with Sir Peter Jackson for 'Mortal Engines'.The 57-year-old actor has previously worked alongside the filmmaker in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy and 'The Hobbit' franchise as the Elf-king Elrond...

Peter Jackson Unveils First Castings For Mortal Engines

The Hobbit director has revealed that Fortitude actor Robbie Sheehan and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them's Ronan Raftery will appear in the film adaptation of Philip Reeve's novel of the same name. Details...

Ed Sheeran Has Built A Pub In His House

Ed Sheeran has had a pub built in his new house.The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker has revealed he's had a tunnel constructed in his new abode which leads to a pub, where he intends to...

Ed Sheeran Has Built Secret Pub On His Suffolk Estate

The singer/songwriter spent much of last year travelling, but before he hit the open road he spent a couple of months at home, cycling around the towns and villages of rural England....

Ed Sheeran 'Not Allowed' To Discuss Princess Beatrice Sword Incident

In November last year (16) bizarre reports emerged that the British royal, 28, had sliced open Ed's face with a sword while pretending to knight British singer-songwriter James Blunt at the bash which...

David Bowie Was Just Too Busy To Play Gandalf In 'Lord Of The Rings'

There have always been rumours that David Bowie was nearly in Lord of the Rings, but now we have confirmation from one of the trilogy’s casting directors.Speaking to the Huffington Post, casting director Amy Hubbard...

Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines For December 2018

Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines' will drop in December 2018. The movie adaptation of the sci-fi fantasy book of the same name by Philip Reeve has been in the works since 2009, and Universal Pictures have...

Peter Jackson Sets The Wheels In Motion For Mortal Engines

The New Zealand filmmaker first gained the movie rights to Philip Reeve's novel years ago but never found the "right time" to begin work on it.Now Jackson is reviving the project, with his long-time collaborator...

Peter Jackson Adapting Mortal Engines For Big Screen

Peter Jackson is adapting the sci-fi fantasy novel 'Mortal Engines' for the big screen.The acclaimed filmmaker will co-write the script for the movie, based on the book by Philip Reeve and his longtime collaborator Christian...

Spielberg And Jackson Working On Secret Project

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are working together on a secret project. Whilst doing the press rounds for his latest film, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG', the 'Jaws' filmmaker revealed the pair...

Steven Spielberg Working On A 'Secret Project' With Peter Jackson

The BFG director said in a new interview that The Hobbit films have kept Jackson from working on Tintin 2, but in the meantime they are collaborating on something entirely new. Spielberg and Jackson collaborated...

Christopher Nolan Opposes Home Movie Service

Screening Room is a controversial start-up which plans to release box office films to subscribers at home on the same day as they hit movie theatres.The brainchild of Napster's Sean Parker and his business partner...

Peter Jackson Weighs In On Gollum Court Case

Bilgin Ciftci likened President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the creepy and slimy character in a series of pictures on Facebook.com in September, 2014, and it was anonymously brought to the attention of local...

Could Peter Jackson Be About To Direct An Episode Of 'Doctor Who'?

If Peter Jackson hasn’t signed up to direct an episode of ‘Doctor Who’ then he’s just trolled the entire fanbase of the BBC sci-fi series. In a video posted to the director’s Facebook page on...

Peter Jackson Sparks Doctor Who Rumours With Comedy Clip

In the video, which was uploaded to Jackson's Facebook.com page on Monday morning (30Nov15), the director is shown polishing his Oscar statuettes with his daughter Katie, who tells her father he has received...

J.r.r. Tolkien's Annotated Map Of Middle-earth Goes On Sale

A map of Middle-Earth annotated by author J.R.R. Tolkien has gone up for sale, after being discovered in a copy of The Lord of the Rings, owned by illustrator Pauline Baynes. The map show that...

Vin Diesel Wants Tolkien Movie Role

The Furious 7 actor has been outed as a "huge Tolkien nerd" by his The Last Witch Hunter co-star Elijah Wood and he reveals Diesel is desperate to portray the character of Melkor...

Taylor Swift Threw Sir Ian Mckellen Out Of Apartment

The veteran actor tells the U.K.'s Daily Star newspaper he was living at the pad rent-free, thanks to his close friendship with the moviemaker, when it was sold to Swift. He says,...

Peter Jackson Transforms Home Into Hobbit Hole

The director, who also made The Hobbit trilogy, is said to hang out in the "playground" with superstar pals including George Lucas, Danny DeVito and Steven Spielberg. Jackson reportedly wanted every detail...

Peter Jackson Pays Tribute To Christopher Lee

The veteran actor passed away on Sunday (07Jun15) at the age of 93 following treatment for heart failure and breathing problems, prompting an outpouring of praise and fond memories when news of the...

Peter Jackson Writes Open Letter For Tragic Cinematographer

Andrew Lesnie, who won an Oscar for the first Lord of the Rings film and also worked on Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy, passed away on Monday (27Apr15) at the age of 59 after...

Lord Of The Rings Cinematographer Dies Aged 59

'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has died of a heart attack, aged 59. The Oscar-winning picture-maker was best-known for his contribution to the production of the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' films,...

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