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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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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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Netflix UK execs tease upcoming slate including erotic thriller ‘Damage’

Richard Armitage, Charlie Murphy to star in Gaumount, Moonage Pictures series.Netflix UK executives Anne Mensah, Fiona Lamptey and Kate Townsend discussed the studio’s upcoming slate in London on Thursday (17), as the company launched new erotic thriller series Damage.The three-part series is led by The Hobbit star Richard Armitage and Peaky Blinders’ Charlie Murphy. France’s […]

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Warner Bros. Flexes ‘Lord of the Rings’ Muscle Amid Conflict Over Film Rights

Warner Bros. has asserted that it still rules Middle-earth when it comes to film rights to “The Lord of the Rings.”The studio has publicly stated its control over film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy trilogy amid rumblings in the industry that a clutch of “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” rights are being […]

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‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Teaser Trailer Shows Off Amazon’s Middle Earth

Amazon used the Super Bowl as an opportunity to release a teaser trailer for “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” its upcoming television series based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The series will expand on the franchise’s mythology, taking place centuries before “The Hobbit” begins. The first footage does not reveal much […]

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Kaleidoscope boards medieval adventure ‘Kingslayer’ for EFM (exclusive)

The film stars Ryan Gage, David Hayman and John Rhys-Davies.UK sales agency Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has boarded world sales rights excluding UK-Ireland for Stuart Brennan’s medieval adventure feature Kingslayer.The completed film will have its market premiere at next month’s online European Film Market, with a first screening on Friday, February 11.Kingslayer follows a young Richard […]

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The 15 Best Gifts for ‘Lord of the Rings’ Fans

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Amazon’s highly anticipated “Lord of the Rings” series finally has a premiere date, exciting fans across the globe. The […]

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Peter Jackson Will Receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Jackson knows a thing or two about special effects. He’s responsible for huge, effects-driven movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, his underrated remake of King Kong, and more. He’s also one of the founders of the digital effects company Weta Digital. And now, Jackson is set to receive the […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’, Featuring Andy Serkis, Daniel Kaluuya, and Carey Mulligan, Coming to U.S. Theaters

There have been dozens of movie adaptations of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol (with even more to come), but here’s one that puts a new spin on things. Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), and more are […]

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