Worked on the Super8 short "The Curse of the Gravewalker (1981). The work team left the production after a year of shooting.
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Sir Peter Jackson
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Regarding his spat with New Line: "We have a great many friends at New Line and utmost respect for the risk they took with us and it hurts to be hit with the level of venom directed at us from individuals in that company. It's been a lot more nasty behind the scenes than what's been made public. It's just an accounting dispute at the end of the day, but it makes you wonder what they have to hide."
In the Lord of the Rings films, he cast Ian Holm
as Bilbo because he had previously played Frodo in the BBC Radio adaptation, thus allowing Holm to have played the heroes of both of Tolkien's major works. In The Hobbit trilogy, Benedict Cumberbatch
plays both Smaug and The Necromancer, a character later revealed to be Sauron, thus allowing Cumberbatch to have played both major villains.
Darkly humorous scenes of violence