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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

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...

Tolkien Estate Sues New Line Over Rings Accounts

In the latest lawsuit against a studio alleging fraudulent accounting practices, the estate of Lord of the Rings creator J.R.R. Tolkien, along with publisher HarperCollins, has claimed that it has not received the 7.5 percent...

Tolkien Estate Launches Legal Action Against New Line

New Line Cinema, the film studio responsible for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, is being sued for $150 million (76.8 million) by estate of JRR Tolkien.The Tolkien Trust, a charity responsible for managing the...

By on 12 February 2008

Good Things For Gosling, Dunst

Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst are in talks to star in 1980s murder mystery All Good Things, according to reports.Variety claims the Half Nelson star and Spider-Man actress will begin shooting the movie in April...

By on 22 January 2008

Del Toro In Line For Hobbit

Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro has been linked with the upcoming film version of JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.After a lengthy legal battle with Peter Jackson, helmer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, New...

By on 20 December 2007

Jackson To Produce The Hobbit After All

Providing few details, Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have settled their differences over Jackson's share of profits fro the Lord of the Rings trilogy and will proceed to make The Hobbit, a planned prequel...

Jackson To Produce Hobbit Movies

Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson has agreed a deal to produce two films based on JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit.The Kiwi helmer of the Lord of the Rings films had been embroiled in a long-running legal battle...

By on 19 December 2007

Jackson On Board For New Hobbit Films

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON has signed on to produce two movies based on author J.R.R. TOLKIEN's THE HOBBIT, after resolving his legal feud with studio bosses over unpaid royalties. Jackson has been involved in a long...

Andy Serkis Signs Up To Tintin

ANDY SERKIS is the first actor to sign up to the TINTIN movies.While there has been no official announcement of what role he will play, it is believed that Serkis will play Captain Haddock, a...

By on 17 December 2007

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