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Peter Jackson to turn away from Hollywood

Peter Jackson to turn away from Hollywood

Oct 23 2013, 10:22am CDT | by Bang Movies

Sir Peter Jackson wants to move away from ''Hollywood blockbusters'' when 'The Hobbit' trilogy is complete. The filmmaker wants to focus on smaller stories set in his native New Zealand once the...

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Peter Jackson to turn away from Hollywood

Oct 23 2013, 10:22am CDT | by Bang Movies

Sir Peter Jackson wants to move away from ''Hollywood blockbusters'' when 'The Hobbit' trilogy is complete.

The filmmaker wants to focus on smaller stories set in his native New Zealand once the final part of the tale, 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again', is released in December 2014.

He said:''We have got a few bits and pieces that we are working on, Fran [Walsh] and I. The things that we are most excited about are some New Zealand stories.

''We just want to step off the Hollywood blockbuster thing for a while and we've had a few New Zealand stories in line for a while that we think would make great films.''

The director went on to suggest working on 'The Hobbit' - which was not originally planned to be spread across three films - had taken five years out of his career and impacted on his plans, so he decided to ''have fun'' working on the series, which features Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins.

He added in an interview with the New Zealand Herald newspaper: '' I am kind of excited about telling stories. I kind of decided I would try to make that the experience of this movie, because they were three movies that we didn't intend to direct at the beginning and suddenly we were.

''In some respects in terms of my remaining film-making career this was a five-year chunk that was kind of taken out of it unexpectedly. My future is five years less than I thought it was. I thought if I am going to do that I am actually going to enjoy it. I am going to have fun. Hopefully, that is reflected on the screen, too.''

The second movie, 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is released in December.

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Watch: Stephen Colbert Tries to Pitch Films at Comic-Con in Cosplay

Sep 19 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: First Showing

This summer's final Comic-Con panel for The Hobbit trilogy from Peter Jackson featured a special treat in that it was hosted by J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic and late night faux political pundit Stephen Colbert. It featured a passionate speech praising and appreciating what Jackson had done with Lord of the Rings and has attempted to continue with the preceding story of The Hobbit that will conclude this ...
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The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the 5 Armies: What to Look Forward to!

Sep 18 2014 8:30pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Hey movie/Tolkien fans! The breakout film of this year for me, and I’m sure most of you, is approaching. I’m talking about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In anticipation for the film, I thought I’d list some of the biggest moments that I am looking forward to watching/experiencing when I see the film on it’s midnight release in HFR IMAX 3D, just as I did for The Desolation of Smaug last year. Beware; there might be SPOILERS in t ...
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Watch: Here's How You Get the Job Writing 'Sharknado'

Sep 18 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: movies.com

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Sep 18 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Before screenwriter Thunder Levin wrote about Tara Reid and Ian Ziering battling killer sharks during a freak hurricane in Los Angeles in Sharknado, he was scribbling Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood (starring C. Thomas Howell, natch) and penning other low-budget indies. The writer talks about his career trajectory in this video we spotted on Filmmaker IQ. As he explains, Levin is known for his mockbusters, bu ...
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New Posters for The Hobbit 3, Interstellar, Dracula Untold, and Fury

Sep 18 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

Hey fans of movie posters. Check out a handful (okay, just five) that have been percolating around the interwebs this week. Up first, here’s a big ol banner for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (click to enlarge): Up next, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” offers up two new posters: Gary Shore’s “Dracula Untold” tells the real story in a new poster: And finally, Brad Pitt and company assemble in a new poster ...
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Watch: An Orc Has a Really Bad Day in This Great Short Film Set in Middle-earth

Sep 18 2014 9:26am CDT | Source: movies.com

If you find yourself yearning for some Middle-Earth action between now and the release of Peter Jackson’s final film in his The Hobbit trilogy, then you’ll definitely want to check out this new short film about an unfortunate day in the life of an Orc. The new video is a promotional tie-in for the upcoming videogame Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, which is due out in stores beginning September 30. Filmmakers Sam Gorski and Niko Puer ...
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All the Images From the Next Hobbit Movie

Sep 17 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: ign

Check out the image gallery below collecting all of the still photos and poster art officially released so far by Warner Bros. for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The gallery includes the most recent banner art and cast imagery for the concluding chapter in director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies open ...
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Tom Hiddleston will star in King Kong prequel

Sep 16 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: Total Film

King Kong origin story Skull Island has secured an A-list name to head up its ensemble, with Tom Hiddleston set to take the lead in the forthcoming prequel. The project has also officially announced the appointment of a director, with The Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to step behind the camera. The new film will be scripted by Godzilla’s Max Borenstein and will be set almost entirely upon t ...
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Tom Hiddleston Heads to 'Skull Island' for 'Kings of Summer' Director

Sep 16 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: First Showing

At Comic-Con this past summer, Legendary Pictures made a surprise announcement regarding development of an action adventure called Skull Island, a film that was said to explore the "cinematic origins" of King Kong. Since then, we've heard that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish was being courted to be at the helm, and 2005's King Kong director Peter Jackson suggested that Guillermo del Toro should direct the film. But instead, a press release from Legendary ...
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Will The ‘Avatar’ Sequels Shoot in 120 Frames Per Second?

Sep 16 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Unlike some of his esteemed colleagues, James Cameron has never shied away from new technology. He’s been a proponent of 4K resolution and higher frame rates for years. In fact, he’s been telling people he wanted to shoot his Avatar sequels in 60 FPS since 2011 — before Peter Jackson’s 48 FPS Hobbit even hit theaters. Now it seems Cameron may go even further than that. Douglas Trumbull says Cameron’s Avatar producer Jon Landau is interested in his MAGI process, w ...
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