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Amanda Seyfried Wishes She Had Intimacy Coordinators as a Teen, Let Herself Be Uncomfortable on Set: ‘I Wanted to Keep My Job’

Amanda Seyfried told Porter magazine that she purposely let herself be uncomfortable on film sets earlier in her career because she felt it was the only way to keep her job.The publication noted that the Emmy and Oscar nominee “wishes she could be coming up now, in an era where intimacy coordinators are an on-set […]

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Peter Jackson Says Amazon Ghosted Him After Asking For His Help On Their ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Prequel Series

Kiwi director Peter Jackson helped revolutionize modern studio blockbusters with his original “Lord of The Rings” trilogy, using practical effects in conjunction with newly developed CGI effects from his companies Weta Digital and Weta Workshop. These companies would later help bring James Cameron’s “Avatar” to life. While there were mixed reactions to “The Hobbit” critically, […]

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Elijah Wood’s Lord Of The Rings Audition Was A Little Out Of The Ordinary

When it comes to casting, the stakes are never higher than when adapting a much-loved book. That’s something Peter Jackson took to heart when he embarked on the monumental quest to bring J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy tale “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy to the big screen. The journey undertaken to create the films was a […]

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Going underground: inside Ron Howard’s explosive movie about the Thai cave rescue

Viggo Mortensen plays a heroic firefighter in new movie Thirteen Lives, based on the dramatic 2018 rescue of 12 boys and their coach in Thailand. But the film isn’t simply a white-saviour narrative, as its director explainsOne day, retired firefighter Rick Stanton got a phone call at his home in Coventry. It was Ron Howard. […]

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Taika Waititi’s Crew Stole Equipment from ‘Hobbit’ Set for Low-Budget ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

Taika Waititi isn’t beating around the New Zealand bush when it comes to the true story behind his favorite party quip.The “Thor: Love and Thunder” writer-director revealed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert that his 2014 vampire mockumentary “What We Do in the Shadows,” er, borrowed, from fellow NZer Peter Jackson’s big-budget “Lord of […]

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‘Lord of The Rings’ Star Simon Merrells Leads Sci-Fi Thriller ‘A Million Days,’ Signature Selling in Cannes (Exclusive)

“The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” star Simon Merrells and “We Hunt Together’s” Hermione Corfield will lead the sci-fi thriller “A Million Days.”Signature Entertainment (“Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts”) will introduce the film to buyers at next month’s Cannes Film Festival as part of its international sales slate. The film is the third […]

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Top Gun: Maverick Director Joseph Kosinski Shot 800 Hours Of Footage

Joseph Kosinski knows his way around a long movie. His feature films “Tron: Legacy,” “Oblivion,” and “Only the Brave” all surpass the two-hour mark, but the editing team of the highly-anticipated “Top Gun: Maverick” surely had their work cut out for them. According to an interview with Empire, Kosinski confessed to having shot around 800 […]

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