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Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020
New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker's purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson's visual effects studio.
Parker needed special permission from the Overseas Investment Office because he isn't a New Zealand resident and the Weta Digital...
Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
Director Peter Jackson is upfront about what audiences should not expect from his unconventional World War I documentary, "They Shall Not Grow Old." This is a film made by a non-historian for an audience of non-historians, he says. There are no dates, names or locations. Neither are there any...
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but he has now — in perhaps his most acclaimed film — employed all his technical powers to bring to life the Western Front of the first World War.
Jackson's "They Shall Not...
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018
"The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson's new film — a documentary that transforms grainy footage from World War I into color — has a title and a world premiere date at the London Film Festival in October.
The festival said Tuesday that "They Shall Not Grow Old" will be screened in...
Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2015
Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, best known for his work on "The Lord of the Rings," has died, friends and colleagues said Wednesday. He was 59.
Lesnie died Monday after suffering from a serious heart condition for the past six...
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.
Peter Jackson's final installment of his six J.R.R. Tolkien adventures, "The Hobbit:...
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
After a long and eventful journey, "The Hobbit" trilogy has reached its bloody climax.
Not a minute too soon for director Peter Jackson, who has been longing to unleash mayhem on Middle Earth.
"It's the first time we've got to kill dwarves,"...
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
Has Peter Jackson reflected on the massive chunk of his life that he's devoted to Hobbits?
"You're not going to make me are you?" he winces. "It's a long time. A long time."
The 52-year-old New Zealand director still has another movie to go,...