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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

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...

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