Peter Jackson

  • When Hollywood celebrities dressed up as their favourite characters to stay incognito at the San Diego Comic-Con Yesterday

    How would you feel if someone told you that the Spiderman costume wearing guy you took a picture with was actually a celebrity? This happened to a lot of fans at the recently-concluded Comic-Con 2014, held at San Diego. A lot of fans who were roaming about, attending events and having...
  • Peter Jackson gives new name to the final 'Hobbit' April 25, 2014

    The director of Hobbit movie franchise- Peter Jackson announced on his official Facebook page today that the third and final Hobbit movie's name has been changed. The title has been changed from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies. The director explained the reason behind this and wrote...
  • 'Hobbit', 'Frozen' lead Box Office to record year December 30, 2013

    Los Angeles: Over the bustling post-Christmas weekend, Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' continued to lead the box office, landing in the No. 1 slot for the third weekend in a row. The Warner Bros. prequel earned $30 million, bringing the domestic gross to $190.3 million, according to studio...
  • Vancouver, London, Wellington: Hollywood struggles against new film meccas December 28, 2013

    Los Angeles: In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new filmmaking diaspora is spreading across the globe to places like Vancouver, London and Wellington, New Zealand. Fueled by politicians doling out generous tax breaks, filmmaking talent is migrating...
  • 'The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug' review: The film has a pace and a cohesiveness December 16, 2013

    Cast: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom Director: Peter Jackson The highlight of Peter Jackson's second movie in The Hobbit trilogy was always going to be the appearance of the fire-breathing dragon Smaug, as confirmed by the...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Gravity', 'Hobbit' to compete with 8 other films in the Visual Effects category December 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: Sandra Bullock-George Clooney starrer space drama 'Gravity', Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug', 'Iron Man 3' and 'The Lone Ranger' are among the 10 films that are still in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars. The other film to have made to...
  • First look: Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' June 13, 2013

    Here is the first look of the second instalment of Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit trilogy', which is expected to hit screens this year. The highly anticipated trailer of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' was recently released online. The film is based on the popular series written by JRR Tolkien. ...
  • 'The Hobbit' Review: It's long and overblown December 15, 2012

    Cast: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage Director: Peter Jackson 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey', directed by Peter Jackson, clocks in at a whopping 2 hours and 40 minutes, if you don't count the roughly 15 minutes it takes for the end credits to roll. Given that Jackson's Lord of the Rings...
  • 'The Hobbit' is a safe kind of danger: Peter Jackson December 8, 2012

    Wellington: Film maker Peter Jackson wants to scare children with his latest movie and perhaps even a few grown ups. The first of the Hobbit movie trilogy - 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' - is about to hit theatres, and Jackson says he's tried to hold true to its roots...
  • 'The Hobbit' suffers from story bloat December 5, 2012

    Judging part one of Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings' prelude 'The Hobbit' is a bit like reviewing a film after seeing only the first act. Yet here goes: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is stuffed with Hollywood's latest technology - 3D, high-speed projection and Dolby's Atmos surround sound system....
  • 'Hobbit' may help the 'Avatar' sequel: James Cameron November 29, 2012

    Wellington: Oscar-winning director James Cameron on Wednesday predicted Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' would do for high-definition film-making what his own hit 'Avatar' did for 3D movies. Jackson has filmed 'The Hobbit' at a groundbreaking 48 frames a second rather than the standard 24, a move that drew mixed critical reactions when...
  • Second 'Hobbit' movie gets new name September 1, 2012

    Los Angeles: The third film in the upcoming 'Hobbit' movie trilogy will be released worldwide in July 2014, the movie studios behind the venture said, and the second film now has a new name. The third film - The Hobbit: There and Back Again - will open in movie theatres on...
  • Peter Jackson to direct 'Tintin' sequel February 14, 2012

    London: Director Steven Spielberg says Peter Jackson will direct the 'Tintin' sequel after the pair struck a deal before the first installment of the animated project. Spielberg directed the first movie based on the comic character of the same name, Contactmusic reported. "Peter (Jackson)'s doing it. I wanted to do it, but...
  • Director offers chance to visit 'Hobbit' sets December 26, 2011

    London: 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 shooting the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, based on JRR Tolkien's classic novel, with stars including Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Sir Ian McKellen,...
  • Tintin is like an older brother: Peter Jackson December 16, 2011

    London: Filmmaker Peter Jackson says he grew up reading Tintin and the fictional hero was like an older brother to him. Jackson, 50, who produced the film directed by Steven Spielberg is in talks to direct the sequel, reported Femalefirst online. "You grow up looking at Tintin, in my case, being an...
  • Tintin was made for me and Steven: Peter Jackson November 12, 2011

    In an exclusive interview with Rajeev Masand, Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg, makers of 'The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn' talk about their love for Tintin. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews the blockbusters this week November 12, 2011

    Rajeev Masand review this week's blockbuster releases 'Rockstar', 'Immortals' and 'The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn'. ...
  • How well will 'Tintin' be accepted in India? November 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Two acclaimed storytellers Steven Spielberg and Sir Peter Jackson have joined hands to bring 'The Adventures of Tintin-Secret of the Unicorn' to the silver screen. The choice of crafting the film in 3 D appears natural as it was the only way to make the world of young...
  • Tintin has world premiere in his hometown October 23, 2011

    Brussels: Tintin came home to Belgium on Saturday for the world premiere of Steven Spielberg's 'The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn'. If the proverbial intrepid reporter was more than a cartoon and movie character, he would have been pushing and shoving amid all the other hometown reporters lining the...
  • Spielberg plans return trip to 'Jurassic Park' July 24, 2011

    San Diego: Twenty years after his Velociraptors and T.rex ruled Jurassic Park, director Steven Spielberg says the maneaters are returning to a movie theater near you - teeth sharpened, and not for the popcorn. Spielberg on Thursday told audiences at the giant Comic-Con International convention in San Diego that he...
  • Watch: Tintin in 'The Secret of the Unicorn' July 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The full length trailer of the much awaited film 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn', is out. A film adapted from Belgian creator Herge's classic comic-book series about a boy reporter. The international and the North American posters for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's first Tintin...
  • First Look: Adventures of Tintin poster, trailer November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Paramount released the first poster for 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn', a film adapted from Belgian creator Herge's classic comic-book series about a boy reporter. The international and the North American posters for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson's first Tintin movie hit the internet on...
  • Peter Jackson dropped from Hobbit November 21, 2006

    Los Angeles: Where is Frodo when you need him? Director Peter Jackson has been told he will not be hired to direct a movie based on J R R Tolkien novel The Hobbit, despite the nearly $3 billion global box office success of his Lord of the Rings trilogy, according...