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Peter Jackson Rushing To Complete The Hobbit For World Premiere

Director Peter Jackson is rushing to put the finishing touches to the first installment of The Hobbit ahead of its world premiere on Wednesday (28Nov12).The Lord of the Rings filmmaker wrapped an epic 266-day shoot...

Peter Jackson Praises Martin Freeman's Hobbit

Sir Peter Jackson says the weight of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' rests on Martin Freeman's shoulders. While the movie's director admits the 41-year-old actor has a tough job taking on the lead role of...

Big Gamble: Tolkien Estate Sues For $80 Million Over Lord Of The Rings Slot Machines

The JRR Tolkien Estate is suing the producers of The Lord of the Rings movies for over $80 million in damages, just a couple of weeks before Peter Jackson's latest movie The Hobbit hits cinemas...

Peta Bosses Not Happy With Jackson's Response To The Hobbit Animal Deaths

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals bosses are refusing to let Peter Jackson and the producers of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey back out of a scandal involving the deaths of 27 horses, sheep,...

Peter Jackson Denies Animal Cruelty On The Hobbit Set

Sir Peter Jackson has denied any animal cruelty took place on 'The Hobbit' set.The legendary filmmaker and Warner Bros. producers insist PETA's allegations about animals being mistreated while shooting the upcoming fantasy flick are ''unsubstantiated''.They...

Animal Cruelty Denied - Peter Jackson Defends The Hobbit Production Team

Peter Jackson has defended the production team of The Hobbit who have been accused of neglect, after 27 animals used in the filming of the movie have died.The allegations were made by “wranglers who were...

The Hobbit Bosses In Animal Welfare Row

Producers on 'The Hobbit' film series have been accused of letting up to 27 animals die needlessly.Four wranglers working on the film allege horses, goats, chickens and one sheep died at a farm near Wellington,...

Peter Jackson Fires Back At Hobbit Animal Mistreatment Allegations

Moviemaker Peter Jackson has fired back at reports suggesting the 27 animals that died during the making of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey were victims of poor treatment.Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of...

The Hobbit Reportedly Responsible For Deaths Of 27 Animals

The much anticipated prequel of the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, has come under great criticism having been accused of being responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals....

Peta Take Aim At Peter Jackson Over The Hobbit Animal Deaths

Animal rights activists in America have fired off a letter to filmmaker Peter Jackson after learning horses, sheep, goats and chickens allegedly died as a result of multiple human errors on the set of his...

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Crew Killed 27 Animals?

Animals wranglers who worked on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey say the production company is responsible for the deaths of up to 27 animals. The American Humane Association, which is overseeing animal welfare...

Sir Ian Mckellen's Tears Of Frustration

Sir Ian McKellen cried with frustration on the set of 'The Hobbit'.The 73-year-old actor became distressed filming the Sir Peter Jackson-directed movie, and mistakenly told the crew he did not become an actor to pretend...

Forget The Hobbit, Star Trek Into Darkness To Preview Before Lord Of The Rings

Fans of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings franchise will get an extra special treat should they head to their nearest IMAX 3-D cinemas to watch The Hobbit this festive season. Paramount Pictures has announced...

Dominic Monaghan's Hobbit Advice For Freeman

Dominic Monaghan warned Martin Freeman he will forever be known as Bilbo Baggins once 'The Hobbit' is released.The 'Office' actor plays the main character in the movie based on the JRR Tolkien prequel and Dominic...

Star Wars Episode 7: Hollywood's Stars Have Their Say

The news of Disney's acquisition - the $4.05b purchase of Lucasfilms, and with it the rights to reignite the Star Wars movies, has had a multitude of reactions: terror, gloom and dread from sci-fi aficionados...

Air New Zealand Has A Hobbit Makeover

Director Peter Jackson has joined forces with bosses at Air New Zealand to create a hilarious in-flight safety video inspired by his latest film The Hobbit.The film, titled An Unexpected Briefing in reference to a...

Martin Freeman: Bilbo Is Pompous

'The Hobbit's Bilbo Baggins is a much more ''pompous'' Hobbit than Frodo Baggins. The 'Lord of the Rings' prequel focuses on the journey of Bilbo - distant cousin to Frodo, a key character in the...

Ian Mckellen's Acting Worries

Sir Ian McKellen gets ''increasingly depressed'' about his acting ability if he has to reshoot scenes. The 73-year-old star - who plays Gandalf in the 'Lord of the Rings' movie franchise and upcoming 'Hobbit' film...

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Begins Its Takeover

The countdown to Christmas, for a while at least, seemed to begin earlier every year. It now seems to have plateaued at around October 1st, however, the early countdown crown goes to The Hobbit, for...

Dolby Mix Announced For ‘The Hobbit’; Is Technological Focus Going To Hinder The Movie?

It’s going to take more than a new sound job to shape up what’s increasingly looking like an alarming film adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’. Fans are already dubious as to director Peter Jackson’s decision to...

Cate Blanchett Admired Sir Ian Mckellen On The Hobbit Set

Cate Blanchett says starring opposite Sir Ian McKellen was the ''highlight'' of her career.The 43-year-old actress worked very closely with the British legend in 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and revealed she harbours a secret...

Wellington To Be Renamed Middle Earth For The Hobbit

The New Zealand city of Wellington is to be renamed for a week to celebrate the release of Peter Jackson's new The Hobbit movie.The big budget Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected...

Stars Given Zombie Makeover For Blood Drive

Mena Suvari, moviemaker Peter Jackson and rocker Joel Madden are among the stars who have been given a zombie makeover to promote a U.S. blood donation drive.The Black Keys, actress Elisabeth Rohm and TV stars...

A 75th Anniversary Tribute To The Hobbit

The Hobbit: a book that has well and truly stood the test of time approaches its 75th anniversary, and in light of that, Contactmusic.com ponders its success, and looks forward to the cinematic reincarnation that...

Tolkien Fever Hits As The Hobbit Celebrates 75th Birthday

The Hobbit turns 75 this Friday (September 20, 2012) and Tolkien-fever is hitting the book stores, ahead of the release of Peter Jackson’s big budget movie adaptation of the novel. Originally published in 1937, Tolkien’s...

The Hobbit Trailer Released Ahead Of Tolkien Week

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, is due for cinema release in December, but fans of the franchise have been given a sneak preview of the film by way...

Anticipation Hits Fever Pitch As New 'Hobbit' Trailer Revealed

With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening in December 14th Peter Jackson and co. have unveiled a new trailer as well as several new images ahead of the first of what has become a trilogy...

James Cameron Planning Avatar Prequel

James Cameron is planning to make an 'Avatar' prequel.The 'Titanic' director revealed he has ''an idea for a fourth'' movie in the franchise and revealed that the forthcoming motion picture will tell the story of...

Johnny Depp And Former Death Row Inmate Get Matching Tattoos

Johnny Depp looks to have a new best friend in the shape of former Arkansas' death row inmate Damien Echols, a member of the infamous West Memphis Three. Since Depp aided in having Echols and...

Third Hobbit Film Given A Title

That third Hobbit film now has a title. It will be called The Desolation of Smaug , and actually it will be the name of the second film in what is now a trilogy. The...

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