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The Hobbit Hits Union Troubles

Union representatives have warned actors not to accept work on 'The Hobbit'.The film, which is a prequel to the 'Lord of the Ring's franchise, has already come up against a whole host of problems, with...

Jackson Annoyed With New Zealand Union Bosses

Moviemaker PETER JACKSON has taken aim at actors union bosses in his native New Zealand, insisting a planned boycott of his THE HOBBIT film could severely harm the local movie industry.The Lord of the Rings...

Martin Freeman Turned Down Hobbit Role

Martin Freeman turned down the chance to play Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'.The actor was offered the lead in Peter Jackson's big-screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel but declined because he had already signed...

Jackson Expects Decision Soon Re The Hobbit

Peter Jackson said Wednesday that he expects to make a decision soon about whether he will direct The Hobbit , a two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings . In an interview with New...

Jackson To Fly In Style In New Private Jet

Filmmaker and aviation buff PETER JACKSON will be taking off from Middle Earth in style the next time he flies - the LORD OF THE RINGS mastermind has purchased a new private plane.The director has...

Peter Jackson Goes Casting For Hobbit Players

While the future of MGM remains an enigma, producer-director Peter Jackson nevertheless is continuing to make preparations for the production of The Hobbit , which is expected to be MGM's first production when and if...

Jackson -- Er, Derek -- Says Nothing's Decided About Hobbit

Despite trade reports on Monday claiming that Peter Jackson is in talks with Warner Bros./New Line and MGM to direct the Hobbit prequels, Jackson is insisting that "nothing has really changed." In an interview with...

Report Peter Jackson Returning To Middle Earth

It now appears likely that Peter Jackson, who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will also direct the two Hobbit prequels, the two entertainment industry trade publications, Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter ,...

Jackson Emerges As Hobbit Favourite

LORD OF THE RINGS mastermind PETER JACKSON is in negotiations to return to Middle Earth and direct THE HOBBIT.Jackson is considering stepping in and replacing Guillermo del Toro who quit the project a month ago,...

Peter Jackson May Yet Direct The Hobbit

It now appears that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson could wind up directing the two-part Rings prequel, The Hobbit, after all. Following the decision by director Guillermo del Toro to walk away from...

Guillermo Del Toro Quits The Hobbit

Guillermo del Toro has pulled out of 'The Hobbit'. The director quit the movie following continued delays with production, but confessed he "regrets" having to make the decision to leave the two-part prequel. Speaking to...

Bull Flees Lion, Leaving Hobbit Hobbled

The long-drawn-out efforts to sell MGM, which owns the rights to The Hobbit , have resulted in the decision by Guillermo del Toro to pull out of directing the planned two-part movie based on the...

Jackson Won't Direct The Hobbit

PETER JACKSON has no plans to replace GUILLERMO DEL TORO as director of THE HOBBIT - the moviemaker's packed schedule would make it "impossible" for him to take charge, according to his manager.The Hellboy auteur...

Ian Mckellen Annoyed By Potter Confusion

Sir Ian McKellen gets frustrated when people think he is Dumbledore from 'Harry Potter'. The 71-year-old actor confesses he is a fan of his character in 'Lord of the Rings', white bearded Gandalf, but he...

Jackson Knighted In New Zealand

LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON has been knighted in his native New Zealand.The moviemaker received the honour at a ceremony in his home town of Wellington on Wednesday (28Apr10), after the knighthood was...

Ian Mckellen Gives Hobbit Details

Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed 'The Hobbit' will start filming in July.The veteran actor - who will reprise his role as Gandalf in the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, which is being split into two...

Saoirse Ronan's La Refusal

Saoirse Ronan would never move to Los Angeles. The 15-year-old 'Lovely Bones' star claims she would never move to Hollywood as it has a bad effect on young people. She said: "I would never want...

Lovely Bones Marked New Start For Jackson

PETER JACKSON was thrilled to direct emotional drama THE LOVELY BONES - because it was such a contrast to his LORD OF THE RINGS franchise.The moviemaker headed up the fantasy trilogy, which raked in more...

New Book May Prove An Embarrassment To Spielberg

An English translation of a 1996 biography of Herg, the creator of the Tintin graphic novels, may prove to be an embarrassment to Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, who are making a two-part movie based...

King Kong Ship To Be Sunk

A rusting ship featured in PETER JACKSON's KING KONG movie is set to be sunk off the coast of New Zealand - after the company which owned the vessel went into liquidation.The director used the...

Bloom Wants Hobbit Role

ORLANDO BLOOM is desperate to reprise his role as an elf-prince in upcoming LORD OF THE RINGS prequel THE HOBBIT - he's already asked PETER JACKSON for a part in the new movie.The British actor...

Jackson's Ghostly Encounter

Director PETER JACKSON has first-hand experience of the supernatural - he's convinced his home in New Zealand is haunted.The Oscar-winner suffered a spooky encounter while he was back in his native country filming the Lord...

Avatar Zooms Past Star Wars To Win Fifth Week

Avatar may have been knocked off the top position at the box office by The Book of Eli momentarily on Friday, but it roared back on Saturday and Sunday, winding up with an estimated $41.3...

Fox Throws The Book At Avatar

Despite complaints from some liberal groups and individuals that the Avatar plot runs counter to Martin Luther King's dream of racial equality, the national holiday honoring the civil rights leader is expected to see the...

Ronan Defends Jackson's Decision To Censor The Lovely Bones

Irish actress SAOIRSE RONAN has praised moviemaker PETER JACKSON for his decision not to show the rape and murder of her character in his adaptation of ALICE SEBOLD's bestseller THE LOVELY BONES.Jackson and his co-producer...

Jackson To Be Knighted

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON has been knighted in his native New Zealand's New Year's Honours list.The Lord of the Rings director will become Sir Peter Jackson in 2010 after his latest honour was sanctioned by Britain's...

Paramount Delays Roll Out Of The Lovely Bones

Saddled by generally poor reviews and equally poor word of mouth among adults who have seen it, Paramount has canceled plans to expand Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones on Friday and will instead do so...

Movie Reviews The Lovely Bones

Once long ago, cinema and literary pundits blithely maintained that Tolkien's massive The Lord of the Rings could never be transformed into a movie. And then Peter Jackson came along and did it. Now he's...

Jackson Couldn't Shoot The Lovely Bones' Rape And Murder

Moviemaker PETER JACKSON has defended his decision not to show the rape and murder of a teenage girl in his adaptation of ALICE SEBOLD's bestseller THE LOVELY BONES, revealing he felt "morally conflicted about the...

Jackson Planning Dragon Tv Series?

Director PETER JACKSON is rethinking plans to turn dragon adventure books Temeraire into a money-spinning movie franchise, because he's convinced the stories would be better told as a TV series.The King Kong filmmaker purchased the...

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