Sir Peter Jackson has paid tribute to a young Wellington writer who lost her battle with cancer last Friday.
The pressure is on Sir Peter Jackson to wrap up filming on The Hobbit trilogy by the end of the day. Just before he broke for lunch, he wrote on his Facebook page that he still had more than a few scenes to complete
Sir Peter Jackson has a cheeky anecdote about his first meeting with British film-maker Edgar Wright. Jackson had finished The Lord of the Rings and was busy on pre-production work for King Kong.
Hollywood A-listers Simon Pegg and Martin Freeman braved the Wellington rain to walk the red carpet at the premiere of The World’s End alongside plenty of familiar faces from the Hobbit films yesterday. The pair, who star in the movie, were joined by co-star Nick Frost, and Sir Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch and James Nesbitt.
Picking up where you left after a year is not easy, Peter Jackson’s first The Hobbit production blog of 2013 shows. The clip covers the so called pick-up shooting for which “props, people, and sets” where reunited in Wellington in the last couple of months.
The funnyman actor billed as the “Man of 10,000 Sound Effects” wants to add his vocal chords to Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. Michael Winslow – famous for his role as Sergeant Larvelle ‘Motor Mouth’ Jones in the Police Academy movie series – is bringing his standup comedy routine to New Zealand from August 6-17
Hugh Jackman has taken a wrecking ball to rumours that he is gay, after admitting that he is ”frustrated” by the constant speculation over his sexuality. The actor told Australia’s Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes on Sunday night that if he was gay, he would not make a secret of it
Sir Ian McKellen has played wizard Gandalf for the last time, as filming in New Zealand wraps for a number of The Hobbit’s major characters. Sir Peter Jackson shared a picture of himself and McKellen just after shooting ended for the Grey Wizard Gandalf last night.
Culture vulture and freelance journalist Peter McLennan has written extensively about New Zealand music for Real Groove, Rip It Up, Pavement, NZ Musician and North and South. He recently published his first book I Believe You Are A Star – a collection of articles he wrote between 1992-2003 on some of New Zealand’s most influential music makers including Che Fu, Bailterspace, SJD, Sola Rosa, Hinewaji Mohi, Dawn raid and Mark de Clive-Lowe.
Sir Peter Jackson has probably made a pair of Hobbit fans who filmed their frenzied reactions to the new trailer even more excited. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug teaser trailer was released yesterday, and one of the girls watching it had to bite down on a piece of tissue to stop herself from screaming