June 24, 2019

Hobbit filming finally underway in NZ

Martin Freeman's career defining role as Bilbo Baggins is finally underway with the filming of the two Hobbit movies commencing in New Zealand. After months of delays including funding issues, actors union action and health scares for director Peter Jackson, the two Lord of the Rings prequels are … [Read more...]

Warner Bros fires Charlie Sheen from Two and a Half Men

Warner Bros, the maker of hit tv show, Two and a Half Men, have sacked its star Charlie Sheen. The Warner Bros statement was short and sweet. "After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on "Two and a Half Men" effective immediately." That … [Read more...]

Luhrmann’s Gatsby to be shot in Sydney after govt handout

Australian producer and director Baz Luhrmann is bringing his 3D production of The Great Gatsby to New South Wales following a federal government tax break. The film adaptation of the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is due to start filming at Fox Studios in Sydney in August according to … [Read more...]

The Hobbit to be filmed in New Zealand

The Hobbit films will be made in New Zealand, Prime Minister John Key has announced today. Talks were held overnight with studio executives from Warner Brothers to resolve concerns about industrial laws in New Zealand. It turned out that the studio was holding out for a bigger tax subsidy … [Read more...]

Blog: The Hobbit saga is about money not unions

The saga of the making of The Hobbit movies has dragged on longer than it takes to read the book. Now we have Prime Minister John Key emerging from crisis talks with Warner Brothers executives over the filming of The Hobbit, saying the jury is still out. He couldn't resist having a dig at the … [Read more...]

Martin Freeman to play Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit movies

Warner Brothers have announced that Martin Freeman, star of The Office and the Hitchikers guide to the Galaxy will play the part of Bilbo Baggins in the upcoming Lord of the Rings pre-quel The Hobbit. Sir Peter Jackson said that "Despite the various rumours and speculation surrounding this role, … [Read more...]

Warner Bros confirms Hobbit may move from NZ

Warner Bros has confirmed it is considering moving location shoots away from New Zealand for The Hobbit movies. In a statement issued on Friday morning, the Hollywood studio said the actions of unions had caused it substantial disruption and damage and forced it to consider other options. … [Read more...]

The Hobbit all go with Peter Jackson to direct

The Hobbit is finally set to start shooting in February 2011 with Peter Jackson in the directors chair. The two-movie prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy is going to be shot in 3D, and Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will again work with Jackson on the script. Jackson's original choice … [Read more...]

Zack Snyder to Direct new Superman movie

Director Zack Snyder who has tasted success with movies like 300 and Watchmen has been signed to direct the new Superman movie. Warner Bros is hoping that Snyder in combination with Chris Nolan as producer will be a winning formula. Speaking of formula, Superman and Batman are certainly the … [Read more...]