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Hobbit Greenlit -- But Still No Starting Date

Despite reports that Warner Bros./New Line has "officially" given the green light to start production on the two-part Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit , no date was mentioned in the studio's announcement. Published...

The Hobbit Set To Begin Filming With Jackson As Director

PETER JACKSON'S 'Lord of the Rings' prequel THE HOBBIT has been given the go ahead to begin filming by studio bosses, and the first scenes will be shot in February 2011. The 48-year-old's fantasy trilogy...

David Tennant's Hobbit Role

David Tennant is being lined up for a role in 'The Hobbit'. The 'Dr. Who' actor is among a host of new names linked to the project - which officially confirmed Peter Jackson as director...

The Hobbit Gets February Start Date

LORD OF THE RINGS filmmaker PETER JACKSON has been sent an early Valentine's Day, 2011 gift - the co-financiers of his troubled THE HOBBIT film have given him the green light to start shooting in...

Jackson Refuses To Be Dismayed By Hobbit Troubles

PETER JACKSON is refusing to feel downhearted about the ongoing problems which are blighting THE HOBBIT - insisting he has not lost his passion for the project, despite its numerous troubles.The moviemaker directed all three...

Martin Freeman Keen For Hobbit Role

Martin Freeman is still keen to play Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'. The British actor wants to portray the character and hopes the schedule for the film and his TV show 'Sherlock' can be worked...

New Zeal P.m. Offers To Help Settle Hobbit Dispute

The prime minister of New Zealand has offered to play "a facilitation role" between Peter Jackson and an Australian actors union in order to prevent the production of the planned Lord of the Rings prequel,...

Dominic Monaghan: 'I Won't Be In Hobbit'

Dominic Monaghan will not appear in 'The Hobbit'. The actor - who has played hobbit character Merry in all three of the previous 'Lord of the Rings' movies - confesses he will not be involved...

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 Hergé, 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...

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