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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...

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

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