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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

New Line Boss: 'Jackson Will Never Make The Hobbit'

Head of film studio New Line BOB SHAYE insists THE LORD OF THE RINGS Oscar winner PETER JACKSON will never be allowed to direct THE HOBBIT while he is at the company. Jackson and his...

Elijah Wood Supports Jackson In Lotr Feud

Elijah Wood, who starred in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, has weighed in on the controversy over New Line Cinema's decision to dump Peter Jackson as the director of the LOTR prequel, The...

Jackson Kicked Off The Hobbit In Fit Of Pique, Says Report

New Line Cinema notified Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson that he would not be involved in the production of The Hobbit and another LOTR prequel after Jackson declined to contribute a video salute...

Jackson Hobbit Return On The Cards?

LATEST: THE LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON has been assured he will film the movie adaptation of THE HOBBIT after all by legendary film producer SAUL ZAENTZ. There was uproar last week (ends24NOV06)...

Wood Blasts New Line For Jackson Hobbit Snub

Actor ELIJAH WOOD has blasted New Line Cinema bosses for refusing to sign LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON to take charge of THE HOBBIT. The New Zealand film-maker told fans recently that "MARK...

Mckellen Optimistic Of Jackson Return

SIR IAN MCKELLEN is still hopeful the movie adaptation of THE HOBBIT will be brought to the big screen with PETER JACKSON at the helm, despite the director's ongoing dispute with bosses at New Line...

Zaentz Rings In Jackson For Prequels

As Lord of the Rings fans mounted a protest following word that New Line had dropped Peter Jackson from consideration as director of The Hobbit and another Lord of the Rings prequel, producer Saul Zaentz...

Gandalf Sad That Jackson Won't Direct The Hobbit

Ian McKellen -- "Gandalf" in the Lord of the Rings trilogy -- expressed disappointment Wednesday over the news that New Line had apparently decided to make The Hobbit and another Rings prequel without Peter Jackson,...

Mckellen Saddened By Jackson Hobbit Snub

THE LORD OF THE RINGS star SIR IAN MCKELLEN is considering his own involvement in THE HOBBIT, after discovering PETER JACKSON will not direct the upcoming movie adaptation of JRR TOLKIEN's classic book. In an...

Jackson Out As Hobbit Director

Shocking fans who had assumed that director Peter Jackson, who was responsible for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, would direct The Hobbit -- a kind of prequel to those films -- and another Lord...

Jackson 'I'm Not Making The Hobbit'

The LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON has blasted the Hollywood bosses behind planned movie adaption of THE HOBBIT after they turned down his offer of directing the fantasy 'prequel'. The book, which takes...

Jackson Delays Halo Movie

LATEST: PETER JACKSON has agreed to put his big budget movie version of video game HALO on hold while he searches for a new studio. The LORD OF THE RINGS film-maker had continued to shoot...

Halo Won't Shine

Although Microsoft's Wingnut Films and director Peter Jackson's Weta studios had said that they would continue pre-production work on Halo, a movie based on the video game, after Universal and 20th Century Fox backed out...

Jackson And Microsoft Still Determined To Make Halo Movie

LATEST: Film-maker PETER JACKSON and bosses at software giant Microsoft remain determined to bring video game movie HALO to cinemas, after Hollywood studios Fox and Universal pulled out of financing the project last week (20OCT06)...

M'soft Vows To Produce Halo Movie After Studios Pull Out

The future of the movie version of the hit video game Halo is not doomed, the Los Angeles Times indicated Saturday. The newspaper reported that Microsoft, which developed the game, plans to push forward with...

Studios Pull Out Of Jackson Halo Movie

Film-maker PETER JACKSON is disappointed after Hollywood studios Fox and Universal pulled out of financing video game movie HALO, reportedly because they are worried at its escalating budget. Movie bosses had asked executive producer Jackson...

Peter Jackson To Produce, Direct "Halo" Game

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, King Kong) is teaming up with Microsoft's Bungie Studios to create what is presumed to be the next version of its "Halo" video game. However, details of the...

Jackson Starts Own Video Game Studio

LATEST: LORD OF THE RINGS director PETER JACKSON and his screen writing partner FRAN WALSH have started a new video game studio called Wingnut Interactive. The pair have signed a long-term deal with Microsoft to...

Jackson Signs Deal With Microsoft

Film-maker PETER JACKSON has been signed up by computer giant Microsoft to create an Xbox game. The director - celebrated for his digital wizardry in giant ape film KING KONG - will produce a series...

Jackson's Dam Busters Dilemma

Film-maker PETER JACKSON faces a tough decision before producing the remake of World War Two classic THE DAM BUSTERS, because the word n**ger is central to the movie's plot. Dam Busters Squadron Leader GUY GIBSON's...

Unfinished Tolkien Book Completed By Son

THE LORD OF THE RINGS author JRR TOLKIEN is to have an uncompleted book published posthumously, thanks to his creative son. CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN has spent 30 years finishing fantasy tale THE CHILDREN OF HURIN, which...

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