Peter Jackson News
Watch Doctor Who Visit Peter Jackson; Will He Direct an Episode?
Director Peter Jackson posted a video to his Facebook page, revealing that Steven Moffat wants him to direct a Doctor Who episode.
By Brian Gallagher — November 30th, 2015
Peter Jackson Admits Why The Hobbit Trilogy Was a Mess
Director Peter Jackson reveals he didn't have enough time to prepare for The Hobbit trilogy, after Guillermo del Toro backed out as director.
By Brian Gallagher — November 19th, 2015
Peter Jackson Pays Tribute to the Late Christopher Lee
Lord of the Rings and Hobbit director Peter Jackson posts a touching tribute to beloved actor Christopher Lee after he passed away yesterday.
By Brian Gallagher — June 12th, 2015
Peter Jackson Doesn't Want to Direct a Marvel Movie
Peter Jackson reveals that he has never read a comic book in his life after being asked if he'd ever direct a Marvel movie.
By B. Alan Orange — December 19th, 2014
Peter Jackson May Return to Middle Earth for More Movies
Hobbit director Peter Jackson wants to take on smaller projects next, but he doesn't rule out more Tolkien movies in the future.
By Brian Gallagher — December 17th, 2014
Hobbit 3 Extended Cut Will Feature 30 Extra Minutes
Director Peter Jackson reveals that the extended edition of Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies will include more scenes with Beorn.
By Brian Gallagher — December 8th, 2014
Hobbit 3 Images Tease 45-Minute Battle Sequence Finale
Director Peter Jackson reveals details behind the 45-minute battle at the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
By Brian Gallagher — October 24th, 2014
Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun Is Still Happening Says Director Peter Jackson
He will get started on the sequel as soon as The Hobbit trilogy is completed. It now seems unlikely that this follow-up will hit its intended 2015 release date.
By Brian Gallagher — December 11th, 2013
Two New The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug TV Spots
A beast is awakened and a discovery is made in this latest look at Peter Jackson's epic trilogy. The second installment arrives in theaters everywhere this December.
By B. Alan Orange — October 28th, 2013
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Set Visit: Evangeline Lilly Talks The Creation of Tauriel
Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh break taboos with a character not in the J.R.R. Tolkien text. Find out what a day of shooting is like on location in New Zealand.
By B. Alan Orange — October 18th, 2013
Luke Evans Is Bard The Bowman in The Latest The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Banner
An all-new trailer will be released early Tuesday morning, featuring never-before-seen moments from Peter Jackson's epically long saga.
By B. Alan Orange — September 30th, 2013
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Barrel Race Promo Art
Bilbo and Smaug the Dragon come face to face in a second piece of promo art from Peter Jackson's upcoming sequel.
By B. Alan Orange — August 17th, 2013
Peter Jackson Blogs from The Last Day of Shooting on The Hobbit: There and Back Again
The filmmaker promises to keep updating his Facebook page in real time throughout the final day of principal photography.
By Brian Gallagher — July 25th, 2013
The World's End Peter Jackson Interview and Three Clips
The Hobbit director sits with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for a look at this sci-fi comedy, in theaters August 23rd.
By Brian Gallagher — July 17th, 2013
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Production Video
Director Peter Jackson reveals that he is too busy working on this sequel to bring the movie to Comic-Con 2013.
By B. Alan Orange — July 1st, 2013
Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly Wrap Shooting on The Hobbit Trilogy
Director Peter Jackson says goodbye to Tauriel and Legolas forever with a special message and video.
By B. Alan Orange — June 29th, 2013
Sir Ian McKellen Wraps Shooting on The Hobbit Trilogy
The actor has shot his last scene as Gandalf, saying good-bye to the character forever with a special photo from Peter Jackson.
By B. Alan Orange — June 28th, 2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition Details Revealed
Director Peter Jackson teases some of the extra scenes that are being added back into the theatrical cut, and why he decided to use them.
By Brian Gallagher — June 25th, 2013
The Hobbit Resumes Production in New Zealand
Peter Jackson and Ian McKellen are seen back on set as shooting continues for the final two chapters of this Tolkien trilogy.
By B. Alan Orange — May 20th, 2013
6-Minute Sneak Peek from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Live Event
Peter Jackson answers questions about the next two Hobbit movies and takes fans behind-the-scenes.
By Brian B. — April 1st, 2013
The Hobbit Q&A Video with Peter Jackson, Evangeline Lily and More
The director offers a sneak peek at The Desolation of Smaug, in theaters this December, and a look at An Unexpected Journey, available now on Blu-ray.
By B. Alan Orange — March 26th, 2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Online Q&A with Peter Jackson Set for March 24th
Fans can submit their video questions March 12 to March 19 through the movie's Facebook page or the Vine mobile application.
By Brian Gallagher — March 12th, 2013
Peter Jackson to Shoot The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun in 2013
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey director is eyeing a 2015 release date for this motion-capture sequel to Steven Spielbergs first adventure.
By Brian Gallagher — December 12th, 2012
Six The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Clips with Bilbo and Gollum's First Meeting
Watch over seven minutes of footage from director Peter Jackson's Middle Earth prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — December 4th, 2012
The Hobbit Air New Zealand Safety Video with Peter Jackson!
Fans can win a trip to New Zealand by identifying secret elvish codes throughout this in-flight instructional video.
By Brian Gallagher — October 31st, 2012
SET VISIT: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Part 3: Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis
We join the directing pair on the Wellington set of this Middle Earth prequel for a behind-the-scenes look at all the action.
By Brian B. — October 25th, 2012
The Hobbit Confirmed for Three Movies!
Director Peter Jackson confirms he will draw from author J.R.R. Tolkien's unpublished appendices to flesh out a trilogy for this Middle Earth prequel.
By Brian Gallagher — July 30th, 2012
Peter Jackson Talks Possible 3rd Hobbit Movie
The filmmaker confirms that he wants to shoot more from J.R.R. Tolkien's appendices for a potential third movie.
By Brian Gallagher — July 25th, 2012
Eighth The Hobbit Production Video Featuring Comic-Con Footage
Director Peter Jackson offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at his experience in San Diego this year.
By Brian Gallagher — July 23rd, 2012
COMIC-CON 2012: Peter Jackson Talks The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The filmmaker reveals his desire to shoot more footage from the 125 pages of J.R.R. Tolkien's notes, and why he shot the prequel at 48 frames per second.
By Brian Gallagher — July 15th, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Comic-Con 2012 Poster
Gandalf returns to the shire in this latest look at Peter Jackson's long awaited sequel, hitting San Diego on Saturday 14th.
By B. Alan Orange — July 7th, 2012
The Hobbit Movies Wrap Principal Photography
Director Peter Jackson announced the news to his fans on Facebook today along with a final photo from the set.
By Harout Harmanian — July 6th, 2012
The Hobbit EW Cover with Martin Freeman and Ian McKellan
Director Peter Jackson talks about expanding the cherished J.R.R. Tolkien novel into two movies for this Middle Earth prequel.
By Brian Gallagher — July 2nd, 2012
Peter Jackson Responds to Criticism Towards The Hobbit and 48 FPS Projection
The director screened ten minutes from An Unexpected Journey at CinemaCon in 48 fps, where it was bombarded with negative feedback.
By B. Alan Orange — April 28th, 2012
The Hobbit Shooting for Two Years Says Evangeline Lily
The actress also spoke about her character Tauriel, an Elven guard who is seen more in the second part of Peter Jackson's two-part adventure.
By Brian Gallagher — January 25th, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Photo Featuring A Battle Weary Bilbo Baggins
Martin Freeman picks up a sword as J.R.R. Tolkien's legendary Hobbit in this latest look at Peter Jackson's upcoming prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — January 14th, 2012
Peter Jackson's West of Memphis Trailer
The acclaimed director produced this documentary about the West Memphis Three alongside partner Fran Walsh.
By B. Alan Orange — January 13th, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Photo Finds Bilbo Baggins on A Quest
Martin Freeman headlines Peter Jackson's long-awaited prequel to The Lord of the Rings, in theaters this December.
By B. Alan Orange — January 5th, 2012
Peter Jackson Talks About How The Hobbit Differs from The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
"The Hobbit is very much a children's book and The Lord of the Rings is something else; it's not really aimed at children at all."
By Cat Parker — January 3rd, 2012
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Trailer Photos
Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's return to the Shire, in theaters December of 2012.
By B. Alan Orange — December 20th, 2011
Peter Jackson's West of Memphis Documentary Completed
Writer/director Amy Berg's documentary details the story of the West Memphis Three.
By Cat Parker — December 5th, 2011
Fourth The Hobbit Production Video Featuring Elijah Wood
Director Peter Jackson takes a look at the 3D used on set, as well as the return of Frodo Baggins.
By B. Alan Orange — November 4th, 2011
Peter Jackson to Direct The Adventures of Tintin Sequel After The Hobbit
Steven Spielberg reveals that the Prisoners of the Sun screenplay is finished and ready to shoot.
By B. Alan Orange — October 25th, 2011
The Adventures of Tintin Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes Footage
Check out new video interviews with the makers of the film, new footage, plus Peter Jackson's Captain Haddock screen test.
By Brian Gallagher — October 19th, 2011
Check Out The Adventures of Tintin Live-Action Trailers
We look back at the films that inspired director Steven Spielberg in making the upcoming Mo-Cap adventure based on Herge's popular comic series.
By B. Alan Orange — September 30th, 2011
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Needed New Characters Says Evangeline Lilly
The actress talks about Peter Jackson's addition of never-before-seen character Tauriel, and why she decided to take on the role.
By B. Alan Orange — September 17th, 2011
Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh Continue Support of the West Memphis Three
Even after the trio's release from prison, the filmmakers are funding evidence testing and further investigation to find the real killer.
By Cat Parker — August 24th, 2011
Paradise Lost 3 Coming Soon, West Memphis Three Find Freedom Through Plea Deal
The Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory directors were in court to shoot a new ending for their latest documentary on this 18 year old case.
By B. Alan Orange — August 19th, 2011
SDCC 2011: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson Unveil The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn!
Watch videos from Comic-Con 2011 as Steven Spielberg makes his first appearance ever at Comic-Con to promote his highly-anticipated 3D movie.
By Brian Gallagher — July 23rd, 2011
Third The Hobbit Production Video from the Set!
Peter Jackson unveils another video from behind-the-scenes at Pinewood Studios where the movie is currently being filmed.
By Brian B. — July 20th, 2011
SDCC 2011: Peter Jackson Says The Hobbit Won't Be at Comic-Con
The director writes about his decision not to bring The Hobbit to Comic-Con International this year.
By Brian B. — July 20th, 2011
Second The Hobbit Production Video!
Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis enjoy the last day of shooting on K-stage at Stone Street Studios.
By B. Alan Orange — July 9th, 2011
The Hobbit Photos with Martin Freeman as Bilbo and Ian McKellen as Gandalf!
Peter Jackson's two-part prequel takes us back to the realm of Middle Earth in this adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved novel.
By Brian Gallagher — June 23rd, 2011
The Hobbit Adds Evangeline Lilly and Barry Humphries
The Lost actress will play the woodland elf Tauriel, while Barry Humphries is portraying the Goblin King in Peter Jackson's J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation.
By Brian Gallagher — June 20th, 2011
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of The Unicorn Original Animated Adventure
Watch the full-length cartoon upon which Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are basing their Christmas release on.
By B. Alan Orange — June 13th, 2011
The Hobbit: There and Back Again and An Unexpected Journey Titles and Release Dates Announced
Peter Jackson will bring his Lord of the Rings prequels to cinemas in December of 2012 and 2013.
By B. Alan Orange — May 30th, 2011
Peter Jackson Answers The Hobbit Questions from Fans
The director begins to answer the top 20 burning questions from fans about the upcoming adaptation.
By Brian B. — May 30th, 2011
The Hobbit Confirms Orlando Bloom as Legolas!
Director Peter Jackson reveals the news on his Facebook page for this two-part prequel to The Lord of the Rings.
By Brian Gallagher — May 27th, 2011
The Hobbit Keeps Firefighters Under Gag Order
The Wellington Fire Service is forced to explain an explosion at Wingnut Studios on Monday.
By B. Alan Orange — May 25th, 2011
The Hobbit Workshop Explosion Injures Two Crew Members
Shooting continues in North Wellington, with the accident currently under investigation.
By B. Alan Orange — May 23rd, 2011
The Hobbit Adds Stephen Fry as the Master of Laketown
Director Peter Jackson announced that Ryan Gage and Conan Stevens have also boarded the New Zealand production.
By Cat Parker — May 19th, 2011
The Hobbit Gandalf in 3D Photo
Peter Jackson's Wellington set finds Ian McKellen watches dailies in Gandalf drag and glasses.
By B. Alan Orange — May 12th, 2011
The Hobbit Adds Lee Pace and Dean O'Gorman
Lee Pace will play King Thranduil while Dean O'Gorman steps in for Robert Kazinsky as Fili in Peter Jackson's Middle Earth prequel.
By Brian Gallagher — May 1st, 2011
Ian Holm Returns for The Hobbit
Director Peter Jackson confirmed that the actor who portrayed Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy will be back for the two-part prequel.
By Brian Gallagher — April 22nd, 2011
Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Michael Bay and More Write Letter Opposing Premium VOD Service
23 of today's most prominent directors speak out on DirecTv's plan to bring movies into the home within 60 days of theatrical release.
By B. Alan Orange — April 20th, 2011
The Hobbit Start of Production Video from the Set!
Check out the first video from the set of The Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit which includes a return to Bag End, Weta Workshop, key cast and more.
By Brian B. — April 14th, 2011
The Hobbit Will Be Shot at 48 Frames Per Second
Director Peter Jackson provided an update on his Facebook page revealing the reasons behind shooting at double the normal frame rate.
By Brian Gallagher — April 11th, 2011
The Hobbit Set Photos Featuring Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins
More spy photos from Peter Jackson's prequel offer a look at Bilbo's costume, as well as a mystery actor in creature make-up.
By B. Alan Orange — March 30th, 2011
The Hobbit Set Photos with Andy Serkis Preparing for Gollum
Adam Brown and James Nesbitt are also spotted on the set of Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — March 29th, 2011
The Hobbit Photo Featuring Peter Jackson
The director is standing inside the home of Bilbo Baggins on the New Zealand set of this two-part prequel.
By Brian Gallagher — March 20th, 2011
Sylvester McCoy Talks Radagast in The Hobbit
The actor is currently at work on Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings prequels.
By B. Alan Orange — March 11th, 2011
The Adventures of Tintin Meccano Build-Your-Own Toy Photo
The first merchandise from the Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson collaboration is a plane and pirate ship made out of metal.
By B. Alan Orange — March 9th, 2011
The Hobbit: There and Back Again and An Unexpected Journey Titles Registered
New Line has chosen two possible names for Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — March 2nd, 2011
The Hobbit Miramar Construction Set Photos
The New Zealand based location of the upcoming Peter Jackson prequel offers a possible look at Moria and the Lonely Mountain.
By B. Alan Orange — February 19th, 2011
The Hobbit Casting Call for Elven Horse Riders and Extras
Peter Jackson is seeking local actors with a background in horse riding for this upcoming prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — February 15th, 2011
The Hobbit Not Allowed to Shoot at Mt. Doom
The North Island's Mt. Ngauruhoe as featured in The Lord of the Rings is now considered sacred and off-limits to Peter Jackson and his crew.
By B. Alan Orange — February 12th, 2011
The Hobbit Delayed While Peter Jackson Recovers from Surgery
The director underwent surgery for a perforated ulcer and is expected to make a full recovery before returning to The Hobbit.
By Cat Parker — January 27th, 2011
Elijah Wood Talks Frodo Baggins Return in The Hobbit
The actor reveals that he hasn't seen Peter Jackson's script yet, but he is happy to return to New Zealand for the project.
By B. Alan Orange — January 12th, 2011
The Hobbit to Net Orlando Bloom $1m for Two-Minute Appearance
The Lord of the Rings cast member is set to reprise his role as Legolas in the upcoming sequel.
By B. Alan Orange — January 12th, 2011
The Hobbit Confirms Sir Christopher Lee as Saruman
The actor's return to the franchise is a certainty as long as he stays in good health.
By B. Alan Orange — January 11th, 2011
The Hobbit Dwarf Training Details from James Nesbitt
The actor behind Bofur will embark on a month of horseback riding and sword fighting for Peter Jackson's prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — December 22nd, 2010
UPDATE: The Hobbit Extra Rejected Because of Race
A woman is told that she is 'too-dark' to appear as one of Tolkien's pint-sized creatures in Peter Jackson's prequel.
By B. Alan Orange — November 29th, 2010
The Hobbit to Shoot in 3D with RED EPIC Digital Cameras
Director Peter Jackson will utilize more than thirty of the newly established cameras on both The Hobbit prequels.
By B. Alan Orange — November 29th, 2010
The Hobbit Shire Set Photos
Peter Jackson returns to Middle Earth with a first look at the Hobbiton countryside.
By B. Alan Orange — November 27th, 2010
Ian McKellen Returns as Gandalf in The Hobbit
The actor makes his return in Peter Jackson's prequel official via his own personal website.
By B. Alan Orange — November 27th, 2010
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn Sneak Peek Photos
Not much is revealed, except that the Steven Spielberg/Peter Jackson CGI collaboration will be photo-realistic in detail.
By B. Alan Orange — October 30th, 2010
The Hobbit Rally of Hope and Labor Dispute Videos
Emotions rise as Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, and thousands of New Zealanders take to the airwaves to discuss the battle for The Hobbit.
By B. Alan Orange — October 23rd, 2010
Peter Jackson Officially Directing The Hobbit!
The Hobbit and The Hobbit Sequel both get the official green light, and will begin shooting this February.
By Brian Gallagher — October 15th, 2010
Warner Bros. to Announce The Hobbit Plans
A decision on where to film The Hobbit movies is expected to come in a week or two.
By Cat Parker — October 13th, 2010
The Hobbit Still Not Green Lit
Peter Jackson still has passion for the project, but he has no idea when it will go into production or if he will be the director.
By B. Alan Orange — October 8th, 2010
The Hobbit Workshop Set Destroyed by Fire
Peter Jackson's Portsmouth Miniatures Studio would have been utilized in creating visual effects for the film, but it is now unusable.
By B. Alan Orange — October 2nd, 2010
The Hobbit to Be Greenlit with Peter Jackson Directing
Both movies will be shot back-to-back on an estimated budget of $500 million.
By Brian Gallagher — October 1st, 2010
The Hobbit Plans to Be Announced Soon!
Peter Jackson revealed that the uncertainty swirling around the film should be cleared up in the very near future.
By Brian Gallagher — August 25th, 2010
Peter Jackson Meeting with Actors for The Hobbit
A new story also reveals his deal to direct the film is almost complete.
By Brian Gallagher — July 13th, 2010
Peter Jackson Not Necessarily in Talks to Direct The Hobbit?
A new story reveals that "nothing has really changed" on the production.
By Brian Gallagher — June 28th, 2010
Peter Jackson in Negotiations to Direct The Hobbit!
It seems that Jackson has decided to step in for Guillermo del Toro to direct the two-part film.
By Brian Gallagher — June 25th, 2010
Warner Bros. and MGM Trying to Get Peter Jackson to Direct The Hobbit
Other directors such as David Yates, David Dobkin and Brett Ratner are pursuing the job as well.
By Brian Gallagher — June 15th, 2010
Peter Jackson Could Direct The Hobbit?
Jackson would replace Guillermo del Toro who will only stay on as screenwriter.
By Cat Parker — May 31st, 2010
New The Hobbit Details from Weta's Richard Taylor
The art designer recently discussed the upcoming two-part film.
By Brian Gallagher — March 22nd, 2010