ARTICLES RELATING TO PETER JACKSON

Hobbit filmmaker Peter Jackson changes name of trilogy finale

2014-04-25 09:58

The final installment of the blockbuster Hobbit film trilogy has been given a new name, director Peter Jackson has announced.

Peter Jackson's $80m jet searches for missing Malaysian plane

2014-04-03 08:43

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson has lent his $80m private jet to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 off the coast of Australia.

Peter Jackson says he is done with Hollywood blockbusters

2013-10-24 20:30

Sir Peter Jackson wants to move away from "Hollywood blockbusters" when The Hobbit trilogy is complete and focus on stories set in his native New Zealand instead.

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Director of The Hobbit trilogy Peter Jackson live blogged the last day of shoot on his Facebook page, mixed with relief and sadness that it is the end.

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Hobbits draw tourists to New Zealand

2013-06-10 16:19

Hobbits, elves and dragons appear to be luring tourists to New Zealand as fans await their first glimpse of the second movie in The Hobbit trilogy.

The Hobbit crosses $1bn landmark

2013-03-04 15:02

The first film in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy has surpassed the billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office - becoming only the 15th film in history to do so.

Peter Jackson can't take time off

2012-12-28 18:49

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson says he hates taking any time off when he is immersed in his filmmaking projects.

The Hobbit beats off Tom Cruise

2012-12-24 09:37

Tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins is running circles around some of the biggest names in Hollywood, holding off a box office challenge from Tom Cruise's latest action flick Jack Reacher.

Martin Freeman wasn't a Hobbit fan

2012-12-10 19:52

The Hobbit star Martin Freeman has confessed he had never read JRR Tolkien's epic fantasy novel before accepting the role of Bilbo Baggins.

High Frame Rate Hobbit gets SA screening

2012-12-03 13:20

Nu Metro has announced that they will be screening The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in its unique High Frame Rate 3D format at Montecasino.

NZ must probe Hobbit abuse - PETA

2012-11-27 10:13

The animal rights group PETA has called on New Zealand's government to probe what it said was the death of horses, chickens and other animal extras on the set of The Hobbit movies.

Peter Jackson: PETA claims unsupported

2012-11-21 11:42

Sir Peter Jackson has hit back at PETA's claims that 27 animals had died in poor conditions while filming The Hobbit, saying they should verify their sources.

Hobbit producers deny animal cruelty

2012-11-20 08:13

The producers of The Hobbit movies have rejected allegations that animals died due to mistreatment during the making of Peter Jackson's highly anticipated Tolkien trilogy in New Zealand.

James Cameron planning Avatar prequel

2012-09-10 15:13

James Cameron has revealed that he plans to make the fourth Avatar movie a prequel that will tell the story of the "early expeditions" on the moon Pandora.

It's official: The Hobbit to be a trilogy

2012-07-31 07:37

Peter Jackson has announced that The Hobbit will be released as a trilogy, with the final instalment in The Lord of the Rings prequel to be released in late 2014.

Peter Jackson planning third Hobbit film

2012-07-16 21:00

Peter Jackson is in talks about making a third The Hobbit film by splitting The Hobbit: There and Back Again, due for release in December 2013, in two.

The Hobbit to premiere in New Zealand

2012-06-06 16:09

The world premiere for the first The Hobbit film is set to be held in Wellington, New Zealand, more than two weeks before the film's official release.

Peter Jackson to direct Tintin sequel

2012-02-14 16:53

Steven Spielberg has revealed that Peter Jackson will direct the Tintin sequel after they struck a deal to alternate directing duties before the first movie was shot.

The Hobbit trailer whets appetites

2011-12-22 12:46

Watch the debut trailer for Peter Jackson's long-awaited prequel The Hobbit - starring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.

Tintin goes 3D

2011-10-22 13:10

Belgium is rolls out a royal red carpet for Tintin, its most celebrated son, when Steven Spielberg premières his blockbuster movie in the comic book hero's home capital.

Peter Jackson 'restrained' on Tintin

2011-08-03 17:41

Peter Jackson has admitted it was tempting to go "crazy" in post-production when completing work on The Adventures of Tintin.

Lost actress, Dame Edna join The Hobbit

2011-06-20 12:52

Evangeline Lilly and Australian actor Barry Humphries, best known for his comedic alter ego Dame Edna, have joined the cast of The Hobbit.

Stephen Fry joins The Hobbit

2011-05-19 18:43

Stephen Fry has been cast as The Master of Laketown in The Hobbit, with director Peter Jackson "thrilled to confirm" his part.

Conchords star lands Hobbit role

2011-04-06 12:28

Bret McKenzie, best known as one-half of comedy-folk group Flight of the Conchords, has joined the cast of The Hobbit.

Cate Blanchett hasn't seen Hobbit script

2011-03-28 19:01

Cate Blanchett has not yet seen the script for The Hobbit and is unsure what her character Galadriel will be doing in the film.

 
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Prince William and his wife Kate got to hang with famous director Peter Jackson while they visited the Omaka Aviation Museum in the New Zealand city of Blenheim. Check out all the photos here:

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New Zealand PM known as 'unidentified guest'

2013-12-12 10:25

Domestically, polls show New Zealand’s prime minister John Key as popular and yet he is know in the rest of the world as the "unidentified guest".

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The latest trailer for thei highly anticipated second installment of The Hobbit where we get a first listen of Benedict Cumberbatch's smouldering Smaug voice.

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The second in a trilogy of films adapting The Hobbit, by JRR Tolkien, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the adventures of the title character Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. In cinemas 13 December.

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James Cameron 'deep into' Avatar sequels

2013-03-19 19:24

James Cameron has confessed that he is currently "living in Pandora" as he writes the Avatar sequels, but refuses to set expected release dates for the two movies.

The Hobbit finale release moved back

2013-03-01 14:39

Bad news, Peter Jackson fans: The release of the third Hobbit movie There and Back Again has been delayed by 5 months.

Peter Jackson: 3D is the way forward

2012-12-24 18:02

The Hobbit director Peter Jackson loves using 3D in his movies because he thinks it helps bring the audience into his films.

Ian McKellen: Hobbit like coming home

2012-12-13 21:28

Sir Ian McKellen has admitted that returning to New Zealand to reprise his Lord of the Rings role as wizard Gandalf in The Hobbit trilogy was like returning home.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D)

2012-12-05 14:41

Sure to delight the faithful, the occasionally brilliant but maddeningly uneven first instalment in an already over-stretched trilogy isn't going to win over any new converts.

Home crowd frenzy for The Hobbit premiere

2012-11-29 08:40

Cate Blanchett, Peter Jackson and Elijah Wood have greeted hundreds of thousands of fans at the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in Wellington, New Zealand.

Hobbit fever grips New Zealand

2012-11-26 15:22

Up to 100 000 people are expected to line the streets of Wellington for the world premiere of director Peter Jackson's long-awaited Middle Earth epic The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Hobbit animals died of natural causes

2012-11-20 17:24

Producers on The Hobbit film series have come out saying that some of the animals that died during the shooting of the film series, had died of natural causes.

New full-length Hobbit trailer lands

2012-09-20 10:58

A stunning new trailer for the first part of Peter Jackson's much-anticipated The Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, has been released by Warner Bros.

Third Hobbit borrows title, gets release date

2012-09-03 08:09

The third Hobbit movie will be released worldwide in July 2014, after taking on the title of the second film - which now has a new name.

Gollum voice issues for The Hobbit

2012-07-30 19:41

Andy Serkis says he found it difficult to reprise the role of Gollum in The Hobbit because he initially sounded like a parody of the sly creature.

Fans love new Hobbit movie

2012-07-15 13:51

The crowd attending Peter Jackson's The Hobbit preview at the Comic-Con convention in California went wild over a 12-minute reel the filmmaker and his colleagues screened.

Peter Jackson unveils Hobbit scenes

2012-04-25 13:04

Director Peter Jackson has previewed 10 minutes of footage from The Hobbit, but some critics claim that the footage looked like a "a low-budget TV show".

Billy Connolly joins The Hobbit cast

2012-02-09 09:53

Director Peter Jackson has cast Scottish comedian Billy Connolly as a pugnacious dwarf in the upcoming The Hobbit movies.

The Adventures of Tintin (3D)

2011-12-01 13:44

Rather than being the smash that it should have been, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's long-awaited Tintin adaptation fails to live up to its source material.

'Lord of the Rings is in my veins'

2011-10-05 22:02

Orlando Bloom says he is happy to return to film The Lord of the Rings prequel because he feels like the character of Legolas is in his ''veins''.

Peter Jackson: No Hobbit for Comic-Con

2011-07-21 14:40

Peter Jackson has, to The Hobbit fans' dismay, confirmed that there will be no surprise presentation of the film at this year's Comic-Con.

Release dates set for Hobbit movies

2011-05-31 10:11

The full titles and release dates for Peter Jackson's two-part adaptation of The Hobbit have been announced.

Peter Jackson releases Hobbit video

2011-04-15 15:12

The Hobbitdirector has released the first of a series of video blogs that allows fans a peek behind the scenes.

Saoirse Ronan 'unsure' about Hobbit role

2011-03-29 16:10

Saoirse Ronan is hopeful she will have a part in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, but remains tight-lipped about the role she will play.

Cameras roll on The Hobbit

2011-03-21 19:15

Filming on Peter Jackson's prequel The Hobbit has begun in New Zealand, after months of delays.

 
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