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Peter Jackson Wants Guillermo del Toro For New King Kong Movie, Skull Island

3 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There are two things to know before starting to get into this article. First: some artists out there are just besties for life, so if you ask one about the other, they'll automatically get warm and cuddly, no matter the context. Second: if you're a movie executive, you're probably not going to get Guillermo del Toro to make your movie, since the guy is busy from now until Ragnarok. It's just how it is. All that said, it's not a huge surprise that when a juicy Peter Jackson-related vacancy in the directing game opens up, he's totally going to talk up his buddy Guillermo as a candidate. The vacancy in question today is Skull Island, the new Legendary Pictures-backed King Kong revival that was recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con... much to the surprise of King Kong director Peter Jackson. And since it only made sense that frequent Legendary »

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Peter Jackson Recommends Guillermo del Toro To Direct Skull Island

3 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

There are two things to know before starting to get into this article. First: some artists out there are just besties for life, so if you ask one about the other, they'll automatically get warm and cuddly, no matter the context. Second: if you're a movie executive, you're probably not going to get Guillermo del Toro to make your movie, since the guy is busy from now until Ragnarok. It's just how it is. All that said, it's not a huge surprise that when a juicy Peter Jackson-related vacancy in the directing game opens up, he's totally going to talk up his buddy Guillermo as a candidate. The vacancy in question today is Skull Island, the new Legendary Pictures-backed King Kong revival that was recently announced at San Diego Comic-Con... much to the surprise of King Kong director Peter Jackson. And since it only made sense that frequent Legendary »

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Comic-Con: Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom Talk The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

5 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the third in a trilogy of films that bring the masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, to life.  It is an epic conclusion to the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves, who have reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, but have unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.  And there are even greater dangers ahead, as darkness converges on their escalating conflict, and the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must either unite or be destroyed while the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance. While at Comic-Con for a presentation in Hall H, Peter Jackson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom spoke to press at a conference, in which they talked about why the title of the third film changed, the progression of the tone, »

- Christina Radish

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Five New Pictures from 'The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies'

7 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Warner Bros. has released five new pictures from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and granted, they are pretty much all screen captures from the first trailer, but I felt some of you may appreciate the shot of Smaug up top since capturing anything too clearly from that scene in the trailer was a little tough. Arriving in theaters on December 17, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is the final chapter in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy and it begins as the dwarves may have reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, but Smaug reacts with fiery doom, meanwhile the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain and the races of Dwarves, Elves and Men must decide - unite or be destroyed. The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, »

- Brad Brevet

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Orlando Bloom: Peter Jackson is gonna 'milk' the emotion in final 'Hobbit' battle

19 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

San Diego - Anyone who's seen "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" knows: Peter Jackson enjoys yanking on our heartstrings. A lot. And according to Orlando Bloom (who apparently took a swing at Justin Bieber in Ibiza this morning, in case you haven't been paying attention to the important news), you should expect more of the same from the upcoming "Hobbit" finale "Battle of the Five Armies." "I think there'll be a lot more emotion in this one because you know, there's characters that you know and love who you know they're gonna die!" said Bloom while discussing the film's big final battle at San Diego Comic-Con. "There are certain characters that are gonna go! And other characters that you may not expect. So you know, there's room for a lot of emotional stuff...and Pete's gonna milk that one I'm sure, in the best way." Added »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Page 2: Star Wars, They Live, Doctor Who, Richard Linklater, GoT, Sam Jackson, Star Trek, Peter Jackson, Breaking Bad, The Wizard

30 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: He’s More BBQ Than […]

The post Page 2: Star Wars, They Live, Doctor Who, Richard Linklater, GoT, Sam Jackson, Star Trek, Peter Jackson, Breaking Bad, The Wizard appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Sr Geek Picks: Daniel Radcliffe’s Comic-Con Disguise, Multilingual Groot & More

30 July 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find 26 unusual occupations; Daniel Radcliffe reveals why he went to Comic-Con in disguise; test footage for a possible Deadpool film; and what it would look like if Attack on Titan characters were Pokemon trainers… All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has The 35 Campiest TV Movies Ever Made.

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!

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Daniel Radcliffe Went Undercover at Comic-Con

Daniel reveals why he went to Comic-Con in disguise.

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Peter Jackson Went To Comic-Con As An Evil Jester And No One Noticed

Click to continue reading Sr Geek Picks: Daniel Radcliffe’s Comic-Con Disguise, Multilingual »

- Justin Vactor

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Warner Bros. Options Fantasy Series Dragonriders Of Pern

30 July 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Could a Dragonriders of Pern movie be coming soon to a theater near you?  While Warner Bros. has worked hard to find some suitable franchise replacement for Harry Potter since the highest grossing film franchise of all time came to a close three years ago, it has thus far come up empty.  The studio bought some time when Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit adaptation expanded to three films, but that’s coming to an end this December with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.  And so WB continues to search hard for another franchise that might spark as big as Harry Potter (I’m not sure there’ll be anything like Harry Potter again for a long, long time—if ever), and their latest play is author Anne McCaffrey’s long-running Dragonriders of Pern book series.  More after the jump. Author Anne McCaffrey began the Dragonriders »

- Adam Chitwood

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13 Places Every Lord Of The Rings Fan Must Visit

30 July 2014 8:18 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Tolkien created worlds that exist only in our minds. Father to the Hobbits, creator of Middle Earth and inventor of the ‘One Ring’: the books, places and languages he put to paper are now widely understood, and, thanks to Peter Jackson, not just in our minds anymore. Fans of both The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings franchises will be positively jubilant to hear holidays are available to The Shire, and, contrary to Boromir’s famed statement; one Does simply walk into Mordor. Yes, you’re awake.

Fictional lands created by Tolkien were brought from our imagination to the big screen when Peter Jackson took on the epic task of filming Lord Of The Rings. Now, it’s undeniably difficult to imagine Tolkien’s world without Jackson’s depiction influencing it. Location-wise, it’s almost like Tolkien had the chosen spots in mind when he described them; which of course, »

- Nina Cresswell

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Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders Of Pern Optioned By Warner Bros.

30 July 2014 5:48 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This December, Warner Bros. will release the final installment in Peter Jackson’s mega-successful Hobbit trilogy, and execs over at that studio are already scrambling to find a fantasy franchise capable of replacing it. The studio, which also released all eight Harry Potter films, already has Joe Wright’s Peter Pan origin tale Pan, David Yates’ Tarzan and Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur on the docket, but none of those exactly scream ‘franchise.’ Recently, Warner Bros. announced that it was optioned another sprawling fantasy series with plans to create a franchise – Anne McCaffrey’s bestselling Dragonriders of Pern series.

With 23 volumes, McCaffrey’s series is one of the biggest selling science-fiction series of all time. Dragonriders of Pern centers on a prestigious group of warriors who fly on the backs of dragons with whom they have developed a telepathic link. These dragonriders are the »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Warner Bros. setting up Dragonriders of Pern franchise

30 July 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies bringing the curtain down on Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth saga, Warner Bros. is looking to fill the fantasy void by snapping up the rights to the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Dragonriders of Pern book series.

Dragonriders of Pern is set on a pre-industrial planet which is protected from Thread – deadly spores from a rogue planet that consume everything in their path – by giant, telepathic dragons and their riders. The saga was originally created by Anne McCaffrey back in 1968, and has since spanned 22 novels and two volumes of short stories.

The post Warner Bros. setting up Dragonriders of Pern franchise appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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5 New Photos & Poster For The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Arrive

29 July 2014 6:58 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released five dazzling new images from The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.

Hard to fathom that this is our final journey to Middle-Earth since the original film, The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, was in cinemas in 2001. In case you missed the teaser trailer, check it out below.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien.

The film brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women and children of Lake-town.

Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, »

- Michelle McCue

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Warner Bros. Looks for New Sci-Fi Fantasy in 'Dragonriders of Pern'

29 July 2014 5:20 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Warner Bros. has had quite the success in the fantasy genre with the multi-billion dollar Harry Potter franchise and the forthcoming conclusion of The Hobbit trilogy from Peter Jackson. Now Deadline says they're looking to expand to another book series with the Dragonriders of Pern. The first book was published all the way back in 1968 and has since seen 22 more books released in the series which follows an elite group of warriors who take to the skies on the backs of giant, fire-breathing dragons with telepathic powers, always ready to fight for the exotic planet of Pern. So it's a mix of sci-fi and fantasy, which is cool. Most new franchies nowadays either go for straight-up fantasy or sci-fi, but this seems to have an interesting blend of both. The primary threat to Pern in the novels, most written by Anne McCaffrey, is called Thread, a mycorrhizoid spore that periodically »

- Ethan Anderton

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Jackson On More "Smaug," "Dam Busters" Remake

29 July 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

If there was a surprise about "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" extended edition, it's the fact that it wasn't really that extended - the film scoring only an additional 13 minutes on top of its theatrical 169 minute runtime for a total of 182 minutes.

That quotient is being upped for the sequel. Filmmaker Peter Jackson confirmed at Comic Con that the upcoming "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" will clock in with around 25 minutes of extra footage. He tells Deadline:

"The Smaug movie, we've got 25 or 26 minutes of pretty good stuff for that DVD. The first one, there wasn't that much we left on the cutting room floor and it wasn't earth shattering. But this is worthwhile stuff that you haven't seen before."

'Smaug' has a 161 minute runtime, meaning the additions will bring it up to a 186 minute film.

With his work on the final "The Hobbit" drawing to a close, Jackson »

- Garth Franklin

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Benedict Cumberbatch explains what makes 'Hobbit' co-star Andy Serkis so brilliant

29 July 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's safe to say that Benedict Cumberbatch is a big, big fan of his "Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" co-star Andy Serkis. "I learned a great deal by watching Andy's work, not least when Pete [Jackson] showed me a little unfinished clip of the riddle scene in an 'An Unexpected Journey.' And it was him as Gollum completely, and then it all faded away and it was him in the suit, and then after about three seconds you forgot that it was Andy acting in a suit, you just saw nothing but Gollum...it is the most phenomenally realized performance in the flesh," said the "Sherlock" star of how Serkis helped influence his motion-capture performance as Smaug the dragon in the "Hobbit" films. "Everything that you see...is all in the performance. It all comes from that." So now that the final installment in the Middle-earth franchise that »

- Chris Eggertsen

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies - 4k Trailer and Ultra Hi-Res Stills

29 July 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

If the title change from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies wasn’t indication enough that director Peter Jackson plans to end The Hobbit trilogy with a bang, the teaser trailer that was screened during Warner Bros’ Comic-Con panel and that was released yesterday will surely win over those who have been less than impressed with the previous two films. If you have the display to support it, you can now watch the teaser in glorious 4k resolution. Warner Bros. has also released (via: Collider) uncompressed stills from the trailer that allow you to see every pore on Martin Freeman’s face, no magic ring necessary. 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits theaters December 17th.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed »

- Eli Reyes

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[Media] - "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" International Teaser Trailer is Here!

29 July 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | www.ohmygore.com/ | See recent OhMyGore news »

New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures have released the french teaser trailer for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies". Opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on December 17, "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Christopher Lee, Martin Freeman, Hugo Weaving, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Manu Bennett, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Aidan Turner and Andy Serkis are starring.Bilbo, Gandalf and the Dwarves are in Smaug's lair, but will they get their gold and return home safely? »

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New images from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

29 July 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After dropping the first trailer yesterday [which you can watch here], Warner Bros. has now unloaded five brand new images from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel. Take a look…

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is set for release on December 12th in the UK and December 17th in North America, with a cast that includes Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, with Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, John Bell, Manu Bennett, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Billy Connolly, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt and Aidan Turner.

The post New images from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Will Comic Con ever launch a Best Picture winner?

29 July 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Each and every year, it seems like the annual San Diego Comic Con becomes more of a launching pad for future summer blockbusters. Now sure, they also still have comic books and television shows and everything in between (including talks by Kevin Smith), but these days most outlets go to cover the film studio panels, getting early looks at upcoming superhero flicks and the like. Something you rarely see though is prestige pictures getting put forward. Could that change one day though? Could we one day see Comic Con become a place where Oscar hopefuls go to tease voters early? I’m not sure we ever will in that overt way, but I think we’re going to see at the very least nominees come from the Con. With the convention coming to a close over the weekend, this sort of thing has been on my mind a bit. What »

- Joey Magidson

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Zoe Saldana Gives Update on Avatar Sequels

29 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

If you’re looking for any new story information on James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels, you might as well go digging in your backyard for unobtainium. Cameron’s follow ups to the highest grossing movie of all time are still shrouded in secrecy, but star Zoe Saldana was able to offer a small update on where the writer-director is on his scripts and the approximate time it will take them to shoot the three sequels back-to-back. 

While promoting Guardians of the Galaxy, Saldana told the Daily Mirror:

"James Cameron is still working on the final drafts of the script and then everyone in the cast will get the call. We're going to be shooting mainly in Los Angeles and that will make things easier for me since I live there. Because we're doing the sequels back-to-back and it's going to take at least eight or nine months or more to finish the (three) films. »

- Eli Reyes

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