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The Hobbit -- Delayed Again?

The release of Peter Jackson's two-part production of The Hobbit has been delayed a full year, Sharon Waxman reported on TheWrap.com Monday, citing executives close to the project. Waxman said that Warner Bros. now plans...

Spielberg Completes Tintin Filming

The actual filming of Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of the Unicorn has been completed, and it now goes to motion-capture technicians and artists who will spend the next two years finishing...

Elijah Wood Obsessed With Nine

Elijah Wood is obsessed with the number nine.The 28-year-old actor, who lends his voice to a character in new animated sci-fi movie '9', believes his lucky number is responsible for all the success he has...

How Marketing Can Make Or Break A Movie

Sony's marketing department was receiving kudos today (Monday) for its promotional campaign for District 9 , a relatively low-budget sci-fi flick that uses minimal special effects, is set in South Africa, and stars relatively unknown...

District 9 Tops U.s. Box Office

PETER JACKSON's alien adventure DISTRICT 9 has beamed to the top of the U.S. box office, taking $37 million (£24.6 million) in its first weekend on release.The sci-fi movie, produced by the Lord of the...

Jackson To Take Dam Busters 3d

Director PETER JACKSON is hoping to give his upcoming DAM BUSTERS remake a more "realistic" feel by making the movie in 3D.The Lord of the Rings moviemaker is working on a new version of the...

Jackson: 'The Hobbit Prequels Are Not A Done Deal'

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON has warned LORD OF THE RINGS fans not to get too excited about THE HOBBIT prequels - because they have yet to receive the go-ahead from movie studio executives.Jackson has signed on...

Jackson It's Not Easy Being A Hobbit

The grim reality of creating fantasy was driven home by director Peter Jackson during a news conference at the Comic-Con convention in San Diego Thursday. Jackson, the Lord of the Rings director who is now...

Michael Jackson's Son Set For Stardom

Michael Jackson's youngest son could be as big a star as his father, it has been claimed.Family friend Mark Lester - godparent to all three of the late singer's children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11...

Spielberg Casts His Tintin

Jamie Bell has been cast as Tintin in Steven Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of the long-running comic book series, with Daniel Craig starring alongside him as the film's principal villain.Craig, best known for his portrayal of...

By on 27 January 2009

Winslet's Deli Delight

KATE WINSLET was so stunned when she landed her big break in PETER JACKSON's HEAVENLY CREATURES, she had to be escorted from the delicatessen she was working in - in hysterics. The actress admits she...

Guillermo Del Toro To 'Push Envelope' For Hobbit Dragon

Director Guillermo del Toro has said he wants to make film history with the design of Smaug the dragon for his upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit.The Pan's Labyrinth helmer is currently travelling between the US...

By on 13 November 2008

Spielberg, Jackson Can't Get Budget Ok For Tintin

With studios finding it especially difficult during the current financial storm to find funding for their pictures, Universal Pictures has rejected a film submitted to it by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, the Los Angeles...

Spielberg, Jackson Can't Get Budget Ok For Tintin

With studios finding it especially difficult during the current financial storm to find funding for their pictures, Universal Pictures has rejected a film submitted to it by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, the Los Angeles...

Spielberg, Jackson Can't Get Budget Ok For Tintin

With studios finding it especially difficult during the current financial storm to find funding for their pictures, Universal Pictures has rejected a film submitted to it by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, the Los Angeles...

Del Toro Signed For Frankenstein And Jekyll & Hyde Remakes

Guillermo del Toro will direct new films based on Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Slaughterhouse Five, it has been confirmed.Universal Studios has set plans in motion for the Mexican director to shoot four...

By on 04 September 2008

Spielberg 'Still Directing Tintin', Despite Rumours

Steven Spielberg is still attached to direct the first film in a forthcoming Tintin trilogy, his representatives have confirmed.Herge Studios, the Belgian production company which owns the rights to the famed comic strip character, had...

By on 27 August 2008

Spielberg Still At Helm Of First Tintin Movie

STEVEN SPIELBERG insists he is still in the director's chair for the first outing of the eagerly awaited TINTIN franchise - despite the studio who owns the comic strip's copyright insisting moviemaker PETER JACKSON is...

Jackson And Del Toro To Write The Hobbit

LORD OF THE RINGS filmmakers PETER JACKSON and GUILLERMO DEL TORO have called off their search for a writer to pen franchise prequel THE HOBBIT - after deciding they are best suited for the task....

Del Toro Refuses To Copy Jackson

GUILLERMO DEL TORO has promised LORD OF THE RINGS fans his franchise prequel THE HOBBIT will be very different from his directing predecessor PETER JACKSON. Jackson directed the three original films, but has given up...

Christopher Lee Keen To Play Saruman In Hobbit Films

Sir Christopher Lee would be keen on a possible return to the role of Saruman for the upcoming films based on The Hobbit, he has admitted.The veteran actor starred as the wizard in Peter Jackson's...

By on 05 June 2008

Del Toro: We Know Who We Want To Play Bilbo Baggins

Guillermo Del Toro has revealed that he and Peter Jackson have agreed on a first-choice actor to play Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Hobbit films.The Pan's Labyrinth director was named as the chosen director to...

By on 27 May 2008

Pirates Director Verbinski Signed For Bioshock Adaptation

Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski has been signed to adapt hit videogame Bioshock for the screen.The Xbox 360 game has sold more than two million copies since its August release and won several...

By on 09 May 2008

Ian Mckellen's Role In The Hobbit Is Confirmed

Actor Sir IAN MCKELLEN has revealed he will reprise his role as Gandalf the wizard in the upcoming two-part adaptation of THE HOBBIT.Speaking to Empire magazine, Sir Ian, who played the character in all three...

By on 30 April 2008

Sir Ian Mckellen: I Will Return As Gandalf

Sir Ian McKellen has confirmed he is to reprise his Oscar-nominated role as Gandalf in the upcoming two-film adaptation of The Hobbit.Pan's Labyrinth helmer Guillermo del Toro was recently named as the man to translate...

By on 30 April 2008

Del Toro Vows To Follow Jackson's Lord Of The Rings Example

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...

Guillermo Del Toro Confirmed As Hobbit Director

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro is to take JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit to the screen.After a lengthy legal dispute with production company New Line, Kiwi helmer Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings...

By on 25 April 2008

British Teenager Chosen As Main Role In Spielberg's Tintin

A British six form student has been chose to play the role of Tintin in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Belgian cartoon.Thomas Sangster, 17, was selected by Spielberg to play the boy reporter in a...

By on 29 March 2008

Mckellen Says He'll Reprise Gandalf If Asked

On Ian McKellen's official website Tuesday, a fan asked, Have you been approached yet by [producer] Peter Jackson or anyone else about reprising your wonderful role as Gandalf for the two upcoming Hobbit movies?" McKellen...

Copy Of Jrr Tolkien's Hobbit Sells For £60,000 At Auction

A first edition copy of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit has sold at auction for 60,000, with an anonymous bidder winning the valuable tome.The signed copy of the 1937 edition of the book - part of...

By on 19 March 2008

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