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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

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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