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Peter Jackson Weighs In On Gollum Court Case

Bilgin Ciftci likened President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the creepy and slimy character in a series of pictures on Facebook.com in September, 2014, and it was anonymously brought to the attention of local...

Peter Jackson Sparks Doctor Who Rumours With Comedy Clip

In the video, which was uploaded to Jackson's Facebook.com page on Monday morning (30Nov15), the director is shown polishing his Oscar statuettes with his daughter Katie, who tells her father he has received...

The Lord Of The Rings Soundtrack Voted Best Of All Time

The music for the Oscar-winning trilogy, composed by Howard Shore, beat scores from movies including Schindler's List and Gladiator in the Classic FM poll. Compositions for Star Wars, by John Williams,...

Peter Jackson Transforms Home Into Hobbit Hole

The director, who also made The Hobbit trilogy, is said to hang out in the "playground" with superstar pals including George Lucas, Danny DeVito and Steven Spielberg. Jackson reportedly wanted every detail...

Ian Mckellen To Receive Hometown Honour

The Lord of the Rings actor, who lived in Wigan between the ages of three and 11, will return to the town to unveil the tribute in Believe Square, a public space that...

Dominic Monaghan Granted Restraining Order Against Obsessed Fan

The Lord Of The Rings star Dominic Monaghan has been granted a restraining order against a woman who bombarded him with emails and messages on social media.The actor filed legal documents against Meredith MCLarty, claiming...

The Hobbit Brings Peter Jackson's Saga Full Circle

With 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies', Peter Jackson has completed a second trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novels 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. But fans are...

Lord Of The Rings Installation Closed In Russia Amid Religious Pressure

Plans to unveil an art installation inspired by The Lord Of The Rings has been scrapped after members of the Russian Orthodox Church launched a campaign against it.Creators at art collective Svechenie had planned to...

Iconic Lord Of The Rings Weapons Up For Auction

Two iconic weapons from The Lord Of The Rings movies are on sale for up to $250,000 (£147,000).Saruman's staff and Aragorn's sword from the fantasy franchise, belonging to actor Christopher Lee, are to go up...

The Beatles Wanted To Film Lord Of The Rings

The Beatles approached director Stanley Kubrick to make a film adaptation of The Lord Of The Rings novels back in their heyday, according to moviemaker Peter Jackson.The Fab Four starred in five movies during their...

J.r.r. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings Letter Up For Auction

A letter in which author J.R.R. Tolkien debates whether to change a major plot point in The Lord Of The Rings is going up for auction.The note, written to Tolkien's publisher Rayner Unwin in 1955,...

Movie Reviews: Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones

The instrument of choice that virtually every critic has administered to Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is the hammer. Their blows have indeed been mortal. Now, most movie reviews ordinarily include a summary of the...

Peter Jackson Scraps Comic-con Plans

The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson has scrapped plans to unveil his work on his new The Hobbit movie at California's Comic-Con convention as he is too busy shooting in New Zealand.The moviemaker...

Viggo Mortensen To Be Honoured At Amfm Fest

The Lord Of The Rings star Viggo Mortensen will be the toast of the AMFM Fest in California next month (Jun13) - he has been named the recipient of the prestigious Dennis Lee Hopper Award.The...

Elijah Wood Laughs Off Dj Frodo Rumour

Elijah Wood has laughed off rumours he has launched a career as a Dj modelled on his famous The Lord Of The Rings character.The actor enjoys a sideline as a nightclub tune-spinner with his pal...

Lord Of The Rings Effects Team To Bring Thunderbirds Back

Thunderbirds are go once again - the team behind the visual effects on The Lord Of The Rings and Avatar have been hired to work on an update of the classic 1960s kids show.The Weta...

Will Leatherneck Cut Down The Hobbit?

Only one new movie will be opening this weekend, and that one, Texas Chainsaw 3D, was not screened for critics. Although the movie is expected to perform well -- despite all of the recent condemnation...

Orlando Bloom's Legolas Bow Sells For $372,000 At Auction

Orlando Bloom's Legolas bow from The Lord Of The Rings smashed a pre-sale estimate when it went up for auction over the weekend (15-16Dec12), reaching $372,000 (£232,000).The prop was one of the biggest sellers at...

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey Will Triumph At Box Office Despite Mixed Reception

It's been a somewhat unexpected journey for The Hobbit; controversy hit as animals were reportedly harmed during filming, fans felt physically sick due to advanced 48fps technology for its New Zealand debut, and then the...

Sir Ian Mckellen Disputes His Own Agent's Cancer Denial

Sir Ian Mckellen's agent has caused confusion in the media after denying reports the veteran actor is battling prostate cancer - only for The Lord Of The Rings star to confirm the news in a...

Titanic Dress And Legolas Bow Up For Auction

A dress Kate Winslet wore in Titanic's iconic 'King of the World' scene and Orlando Bloom's Legolas bow from The Lord Of The Rings trilogy have been added to Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction next...

Andy Serkis To Make Directorial Debut With Animal Farm Adaptation

The Lord Of The Rings actor Andy Serkis is set to make his directorial debut with a big screen adaption of George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm.Serkis, who voices the role of creepy Gollum in...

Third Hobbit Film Set For July 2014 Release

The third 'Hobbit' film will be released on July 18, 2014.The final instalment of Peter Jackson's trilogy has been officially named 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again' and will open in two years time, just...

Warner Bros. Passes On Stephen King Project

Warner Bros., which has a long history of shelling out whatever it takes for a potentially lucrative franchise -- consider the Batman or the Harry Potter movies or the Lord of the Rings -- has...

Jackson Expanding Hobbit To Three Films

Peter Jackson has now found a way to extract three films from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit . It was originally planned as a two-partner. The first two films are scheduled to be released in December...

The Hobbit To Be A Trilogy

Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' will be a trilogy.The eagerly anticipated adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book was originally supposed to be in two parts but Peter says after reviewing footage he has already shot he believes...

'The Hobbit' To Become A Trilogy, Reveals Peter Jackson

As a book, 'The Hobbit' is a fraction of the magisterial behemoth that is 'The Lord Of The Rings'. That's not stopped Peter Jackson, who has directed all the film adaptations of J.R Tolkien's Middle...

Andy Serkis' Gollum Voice Issues

Andy Serkis found it difficult to reprise his role as Gollum in 'The Hobbit'. The British actor revealed it was tough to voice the sly creature after a 10-year break since he finished shooting 'The...

Peter Jackson Taught Serkis To Direct While Filming The Hobbit

Peter Jackson mentored Andy Serkis while shooting 'The Hobbit'.'The Lord Of The Rings' director helped Andy - who voices sly goblin-like creature Gollum in the film franchise - make his directorial debut as a second...

Peter Jackson In Talks Over Third Hobbit Film

Peter Jackson is in talks about making a third 'Hobbit' film.The 'Lord Of The Rings' director is thinking of splitting 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again', the sequel to 2012's much-awaited adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's...

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