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Peter Jackson in talks over third ‘Hobbit’ film


July 17th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) Director Peter Jackson is planning to divide "The Hobbit: There and Back Again" in two separate films.''That's a discussion we're having. We have certainly been talking ... Read more...

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Jackson offers chance to visit ‘Hobbit’ sets


December 26th, 2011 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
London Dec 26 (IANS) Director Peter Jackson is offering fans an opportunity to visit the sets of "The Hobbit" in New Zealand to raise money for charity.The filmmaker is currently ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom to star in ‘The Hobbit’


May 28th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom is set to reprise his role as elf Legolas in director Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit".Jackson confirmed Bloom's involvement in the film on ... Read more...

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Rob Kazinsky quits ‘The Hobbit’ due to personal reasons


April 26th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Apr 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It does seem that ‘The Hobbit’ movie production is indeed cursed. There have been problems galore with the production and the latest snag to hit is that ... Read more...

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Filming of much-delayed ‘The Hobbit’ finally begins


March 21st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 21 (ANI): After years of delays, director Peter Jackson has finally called 'lights, camera, action' on 'The Hobbit'.Filming for the much-anticipated prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy finally ... Read more...

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Cate Blanchett joins ‘The Hobbit’ cast


December 9th, 2010 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 9 (IANS) Australian actress Cate Blanchett has been signed for a role in director Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy epic "The Hobbit".She will play the role ... Read more...

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Ryan Gosling was ‘too fat’ for ‘The Lovely Bones’ role


December 4th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 04 (ANI): Ryan Gosling has revealed that his 27 kg weight gain forced the bosses of 'The Lovely Bones' to drop him from the movie.The actor said that his weight ... Read more...

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Racism row over Brit Pak woman being ‘too brown’ to play Hobbit


November 29th, 2010 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 29 (ANI): A racism row started on New Zealand film director Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' after a British Pakistani woman was told she was not white enough to play ... Read more...

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James Nesbitt to star in ‘The Hobbit’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): James Nesbitt has signed on to join the cast of 'The Hobbit'.The 45-year-old 'Cold Feet' actor will play Bofur, 'a disarmingly forthright, funny and occasionally brave dwarf', reports ... Read more...

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Martin Freeman Roped In To Play Bilbo Baggins In “The Hobbit”


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Wellington, Oct 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) English actor Martin Freeman who has won wide acclaims for his role in the television series "The Office" is all set to play Bilbo Baggins ... Read more...

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Martin Freeman set to play Bilbo in ‘The Hobbit’


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Oct 22 (ANI): It's official: Martin Freeman of 'The Good Night' fame is set to play Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit', and director Peter Jackson believes it is a role he ... Read more...

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‘Hobbit’ team seeks short actors


September 25th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson's Wingnut Films has announced in New Zealand it is looking for people with diminutive structure to appear in 'The Hobbit'.Advertising in a Wellington newspaper ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson to direct ‘The Hobbit’


June 28th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 28 (ANI): 'Lord Of The Rings' director Peter Jackson is in talks over return to Middle Earth and direct 'The Hobbit'.After Guillermo del Toro had quit the project a month ... Read more...

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‘Wind In The Willows’ set for blockbuster treatment


June 20th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson's company is set to give classic children's tale 'Wind In The Willows' the blockbuster treatment.Jackson's Weta Workshop special effects company has ... Read more...

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‘The Hobbit’ Director Stands Down In The Midst Of Studio Deferments


June 1st, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who was directing two films anchored in J.R.R. Tolkien's ‘The Hobbit’, has stood down subsequent to two years on the project ... Read more...

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‘Lord Of The Rings’ prequel put on hold indefinitely, says Del Toro


May 29th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has put a stamp of approval on rumours that the upcoming 'Lord Of The Rings' prequel 'The Hobbit' has been indefinitely put on hold ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson Honored With Knighthood By New Zealand Government


April 29th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Wellington, New Zealand, Apr 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Wednesday the New Zealand government honored the Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson by making him the Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson rubbishes Hobbit production troubles rumors


April 21st, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 21 (ANI): Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson has rubbished claims of his upcoming film 'The Hobbit' being delayed due to production problems.Jackson has said that the project is ... Read more...

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Orlando Bloom desperate for Hobbit role


January 27th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Orlando Bloom has revealed that he wants to reprise his role as an elf-prince in upcoming 'Lord Of The Rings' prequel 'The Hobbit'.The actor is so desperate that ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ ‘won’t be filmed until 2012′


January 27th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27 (ANI): New Zealand film director Peter Jackson's plan to start filming on his 'Lord Of The Rings' prequel 'The Hobbit' has stalled again.According to Variety, the movie is ... Read more...

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Lord of the Rings’ director Peter Jackson knighted


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) Peter Jackson, the New Zealand director whose "Lord of the Rings" trilogy won 17 Oscars, will now be known as 'Sir Peter'. He was knighted for what the annual ... Read more...

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Sir Peter Jackson finds being knighted better than Oscars


December 31st, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 31 (ANI): Film director Peter Jackson has revealed that he finds being awarded a knighthood better than winning an Oscar.Jackson, 48, who is a winner of more than a dozen ... Read more...

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Oscar winning director Peter Jackson becomes a knight


December 31st, 2009 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 31 (DPA) Movie director Peter Jackson, whose final film "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King", won 11 Oscars in 2004, was named a knight in New Zealand's ... Read more...

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District 9: A Fresh Perspective On Science Fiction


August 11th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by GD
District 9 is not your average run-of-the-mill alien vs man movie, rather it surprises with its depth of plot and handling of the finer nuances inspite of being a science fiction thriller. ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson to make movie on bestseller ‘The Lovely Bones’


August 6th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 6 (IANS) After wielding the megaphone for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Oscar winning director Peter Jackson will now direct a film based on the best selling novel ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson working on 3D remake of 1954 film ‘The Dam Busters’


July 31st, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): 'The Lord of the Rings' films' director Peter Jackson is considering using high-end technology to remake the classic 1954 film 'The Dam Busters' so that viewers may feel ... Read more...

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David Tennant not offered lead role in ‘The Hobbit’


July 27th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 27 (ANI): Director Peter Jackson has denied offering actor David Tennant the main role in 'Lord Of The Rings' prequel 'The Hobbit', insisting that the production is still in the ... Read more...

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Official “District 9″ Trailers Released


July 9th, 2009 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
The new trailers for the sci-fi movie "District 9" had debuted on Yahoo Movies. This is the full theatrical trailer of the movie that has been directed by first timer Neill Blomkamp. ... Read more...

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Lord of the Rings can’t lord over Kiwi landmarks!


April 21st, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 21 (ANI): Kiwi fans of Lord of the Rings have lost their bid to have local landmarks named after place names from the country's Oscar-winning trilogy.Fiordland motorcamp operator Aaron Nicholson ... Read more...

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The Adventures Of Tintin is back


January 29th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Jamie Bell the star of Billy Elliot is said to be playing a role of an intrepid boy reporter Tintin in the Steven Spielberg-directed movie adaptation of the comic-strip hero. Along with ... Read more...

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Steven Spielberg to helm first Tintin flick


August 28th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): Steven Spielberg is set to direct the first film in an upcoming Tintin trilogy, his representatives have confirmed.Herge Studios, the Belgian production company, which owns the rights ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson to co-write The Hobbit film


August 21st, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson will co-write the screenplays for the two-part adaptation of JRR Tolkien''s The Hobbit, it has emerged.According to US trade paper Hollywood Reporter, Jackson, ... Read more...

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Del Toro promises not to copy Peter Jackson


July 19th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has promised fans that he will not copy "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson while filming "The Hobbit". Del Toro is refusing ... Read more...

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Fans will get a chance to appear in ‘The Hobbit’, says Del Toro


July 10th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) "The Hobbit" director Guillermo Del Toro is promising fans that they will get a chance to appear in the movie. Del Toro has gone one step further than ... Read more...

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Ian McKellen fears he wont land Hobbit role


March 27th, 2008 - 6:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen has not yet been approached to reprise his role as Gandalf in the prequel.The 68-year-old actor fears that he ... Read more...

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