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More Lotr Trouble For New Line

New Line Cinema is in trouble again as it faces another legal dispute over profits from its phenomenally successful Lord of the Rings trilogy.The studio is being sued by film mogul Saul Zaentz, the Oscar-winning...

By on 15 December 2007

Actor Defends Lovely Bones Exit

Acclaimed actor Ryan Gosling has explained why he quit the movie adaptation of The Lovely Bones just days before shooting was due to begin.The Half Nelson star left Peter Jackson's film of Alice Sebold's bestselling...

By on 30 October 2007

Gosling Denies Jackson Sacking

RYAN GOSLING has denied reports claiming he was fired from PETER JACKSON's new movie LOVELY BONES for his "demanding" nature, insisting he was just too young for the role. The 26-year-old was recently replaced by...

Jackson 'Fired' Gosling?

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON fired actor RYAN GOSLING from movie LOVELY BONES because he was "too demanding", according to reports. It was alleged Gosling "stepped down" from the movie and was replaced by Mark Wahlberg -...

Wahlberg Replaces Gosling

Mark Wahlberg has stepped in to replace Ryan Gosling on Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones, after the Notebook actor pulled out this weekend.Despite gaining over 20 pounds and growing a heavy beard for...

By on 23 October 2007

Wahlberg Signs Up As Gosling's Last Minute Replacement

MARK WAHLBERG has replaced RYAN GOSLING in director PETER JACKSON's new film - one day before shooting began. Gosling pulled out of The Lovely Bones on Friday (19Oct07), despite the fact he had gained 20...

Raimi Backs Down From Lotr Plans For Jackson

Filmmaker SAM RAIMI has offered to back out of plans to direct the next LORD OF THE RINGS movie, so PETER JACKSON take charge of the fantasy prequel. Jackson is currently battling with New Line...

Mckellen Eager To Reprise Gandalf Role

Sir Ian McKellen has said he would be "very pleased" to don his grey cloak and cape again to play Gandalf in the mooted movie version of The Hobbit.The 68-year-old, currently touring the world as...

By on 15 October 2007

Mckellen Eager To Play Gandalf In The Hobbit

Sir Ian McKellen has said he would be "disappointed" if he wasn't asked to play Gandalf in the film adaptation of JRR Tolkien's novel The Hobbit.McKellen, who has appeared in the role in each of...

By on 15 October 2007

Tolkien's Nephew Praises Progress In Hobbit Legal Row

LATEST: The nephew of legendary LORD OF THE RINGS author J.R.R. TOLKIEN is pleased the legal fight which may prevent PETER JACKSON directing THE HOBBIT will soon be resolved. Jackson had been touted to take...

Doctor Who Writer To Pen Tintin Film

Stephen Moffat, one of the writers involved in the relaunch of Doctor Who, has been signed for the upcoming Tintin movie trilogy.According to the Hollywood Reporter, Moffat will script all three films in the collaboration...

By on 02 October 2007

Halo 3 Smashes Sales Records

Video game Halo 3 has smashed the record for the most sales by an entertainment product in a single day.The futuristic title - exclusive to the Xbox 360 console - has earned over £84 million...

By on 27 September 2007

Judge Fines New Line $125,000 For Failing To Provide Audits

Seeming to undermine contentions by movie studios that their accounting practices are transparent and that profit participants in their films are free to examine their records, a federal judge has fined New Line Cinema $125,000...

Jackson Still Hobbit Possibility

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson may still be in the running to make The Hobbit after all.The New Zealander has had more than a little tiff with his Hollywood studio, New Line, over...

By on 11 August 2007

Shaye Want Jackson Involved In Lord Of The Rings Prequel

LATEST: LORD OF THE RINGS executive producer BOB SHAYE insists director PETER JACKSON will be involved in THE HOBBIT. The pair famously fell out over the profits of the fantasy trilogy, but Shaye believes the...

South Korean Film Drawing Near-record Crowds

D-War, a sci-fi/special effects thriller about a giant snake that attacks Los Angeles, grossed $20.3 million in its first five days at South Korean theaters, according its its distributor, Showbox. The English-language movie from comedian-turned-director...

Sarandon Joins The Lovely Bones

SUSAN SARANDON has joined the all-star cast of PETER JACKSON's THE LOVELY BONES adaptation - as beloved literary character GRANDMA LYNN. The actress joins a cast that is already brimming with talent, including fellow Oscar...

Lord Of The Rings Stage Version Opens In London

The $25-million stage production of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings which opened in London's West End Tuesday night was no match for Peter Jackson's film version, several London critics observed today (Wednesday). Charles...

Wood To Star In Passenger

Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood is set to play one of the king's of the punk movement in a new biopic.Wood will play Iggy Pop in the movie The Passenger, which will be...

By on 16 May 2007

"Gollum" Technology To Be Used For Tintin Movies

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson intend to use performance-capture technology -- used to create the character of Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies -- to turn Georges Remi's comic-book drawings in his Adventures...

Spielberg And Jackson Team Up For Tintin

Director STEVEN SPIELBERG is teaming up with PETER JACKSON to bring children's character TINTIN to the big screen. The filmmakers have reportedly signed a three-feature deal, which will see Spielberg and the Lord of the...

Spielberg To Bring Tintin To The Big Screen

Steven Spielberg has teamed up with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson to bring cartoon hero Tintin to life on the big screen.The pair are to take it in turns to film instalments of...

By on 15 May 2007

Tyler Mistaken For Lord Of The Rings Princess

Hollywood actress LIV TYLER was shocked when two young children believed she actually was her regal LORD OF THE RINGS character. The 29-year-old stars as elf princess ARWEN in director PETER JACKSON's fantasy trilogy, and...

Tolkien Releases Second Posthumous Publication

A new book by THE LORD OF THE RINGS author J.R.R. TOLKIEN will be released next month (APR07) to the delight of the writer's legions of fans worldwide. THE CHILDREN OF HURIN - which will...

New Line's Shaye Was Near Death, Says Ny Times

New Line Cinema cofounder was felled in 2005 by a type of pneumonia similar to the type that took the life of Muppets creator Jim Henson in 1990, the New York Times disclosed today (Monday),...

The Hobbit 'Due In 2009'

New Line has claimed THE HOBBIT could be in cinemas by 2009, despite ongoing speculation and rumours over cast, script, rights, and especially, director.ROBERT SHAYE, the chief of the movie company, has remained optimistic about...

By on 19 February 2007

Raimi Linked With The Hobbit

As New Line continues its spectacular fallout with LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON, time is running out to find his replacement, with SPIDER-MAN director SAM RAIMI the latest name in the frame.Raimi announced...

By on 30 January 2007

Jackson Hits Back At New Line Boss

LATEST: Oscar winner PETER JACKSON has hit back at New Line boss BOB SHAYE, blaming the studio's lack of co-operation as the reason he has filled a lawsuit against them. Jackson and his production company,...

New Line Chief: Jackson Won't Direct Hobbit "On My Watch"

New Line Co-chairman Bob Shaye has made it clear that his decision not to bring back Peter Jackson to direct the Lord of the Rings prequel The Hobbit is final and not just a negotiating...

Jackson Hobbit Role Uncertain

Acclaimed director Peter Jackson looks to be completely ruled out of the film version of The Hobbit.Bob Shaye, co-chairman of New Line, which released the Jackson-directed Lord of the Rings trilogy, has said that he...

By on 11 January 2007

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