IMDb > Peter Jackson > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
Peter Jackson (I) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 188 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


[Updated] Matt Damon Scales The Great Wall In First Images For Chinese Monster Movie

28 July 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: Legendary and Universal has followed up on those images by unveiling the very first trailer for The Great Wall, which is packed to the rafters with monsters and eye-popping action set pieces. February 17 can’t come soon enough.

Original Story: It’s the most expensive Chinese feature film in history and it pits Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) and Jason Bourne himself, Matt Damon, against legions of monsters. And now, casting light on that exciting concept, Entertainment Weekly has today premiered our first look at The Great Wall, Zhang Yimou’s immense blockbuster that is gunning to blend Chinese and western filmmaking into one grand, must-see event film.

Bringing together the acting prowess of Damon, Pascal and Willem Dafoe with big-name Chinese actors such as Andy Lau, Luhan, and Jing Tian, The Great Wall has all the makings to be an international affair, and the images below tee up »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Sdcc: Justice League, Wonder Woman & Kong: Skull Island trailers – The Flickering Myth Reaction

28 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Team react…

See Also: Read the Flickering Myth Reactions to Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Assassin’s Creed, Suicide Squad, and more

Well it was a trailer heavy edition of San Diego Comic Con this year, with Warner Bros releasing the trailers for Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League (sort of) for the public to watch online which, Doctor Strange notwithstanding, was not a tactic shared by Marvel. There was also trailers of Louis Theroux’s new documentary and the highly-anticipated Kong: Skull Island. As we usually do here at Flickering Myth, we got together to give our thoughts on the trailers and react to them accordingly.

So, let’s kick off with the non-comic book trailer in Kong Skull Island:

Chris Cooper: Looks decent. Intrigued how Hiddleston will be in a more action orientated film (I don’t think of »

- Luke Owen

Permalink | Report a problem


Book to film adaptations by British authors

25 July 2016 10:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Now more than ever film studios are continually turning to books for inspiration. More audiences are likely to flock to cinemas to see their favourites novels hit the big screen. Over the years, book adaptations from a number of British authors have proven to be hugely successful. On the 22nd July, Roald Dahl’s Bfg will hit the big screen. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Bridge of SpiesMark Rylance, the film is set to be a summer hit. To celebrate the release, we’re taking a look at the best British book to film adaptations.

James Bond – Ian Flemming

Flemming created the fictional character of James Bond, a British Secret Service Agent in 1953. Bond was adapted for TV, radio, comic strips, video games, and most notably film. The franchise was hugely popular and is the longest running film series to date with twenty-four films. The franchise has made a massive cultural impact. »

- admin

Permalink | Report a problem


Q&A: James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd on How to Save Moviegoing

25 July 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego — Screening Room, the home streaming movie service backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker and former SFX Entertainment executive Prem Akkaraju, made waves earlier this year with big names like Peter Jackson and J.J. Abrams supporting the platform. With his producer Jon Landau, James Cameron was one of the first filmmakers to speak out against it, arguing for the sanctity of the theatrical experience.

But what is the future of exhibition, really? While promoting the 30th anniversary of “Aliens” at Comic-Con last week, Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd spoke to Variety about what that future could be, the pitfalls of virtual reality and the importance of exhibitors to protect the experience and infrastructure they already have in place.

***

After all the discussion around Screening Room, where does exhibition need to go next? With “Avatar,” you brought 3D to the forefront and it’s become pretty standard, but where »

- Kristopher Tapley

Permalink | Report a problem


Ranking San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Trailers, From Worst to Best

25 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

This year's San Diego Comic-Con brought a treasure trove of trailers for some of the upcoming year's most buzzworthy movies, from superhero movies and franchise tentpole blockbusters to, curiously enough, Oliver Stone's upcoming Edward Snowden biopic. (Watching the filmmaker warn the attendees of his Hall H panel that Pokémon Go watches them as they slumber was a rare, unexpected treat.)

We've got a nice long wait for most of these — enjoy that Justice League clip, people, because we've still got another 16 months before it swoops into theaters — but for now, »

Permalink | Report a problem


16 Stars Who Went to Comic-Con in Disguise, From Justin Timberlake to Henry Cavill (Photos)

24 July 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Peter Jackson have avoided the mad crush by going incognito at the San Diego Comic-Con fan event In 2011, Esquire magazine writer Chris Jones accompanied Justin Timberlake at Comic-Con dressed as beloved “Sesame Street” duo Bert and Ernie. While attending 2011’s Comic-Con to promote “The Amazing Spider-Man,” Andrew Garfield pulled a double-fake by dressing as… Spider-Man Former “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith put on a Bart Simpson mask to walk the floor at the 2013 event. Bryan Cranston surprised his co-stars at a “Breaking Bad” panel in 2013 with a creepily realistic Walter White mask. Former Harry Potter star. »

- Thom Geier

Permalink | Report a problem


Virtual Reality comes to Melbourne as the 65th Miff gets ready for lift off

24 July 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Oscar Raby's The Turning Forest, screening at Miff via Oculus alongside Raby's Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel.

Virtual reality looks set to break into the mainstream in 2016, with Australia's film festivals leading the way. The Melbourne International Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, and one of its most exciting new sidebars is its Vr program.

In this extract from the latest issue of If, we chat to those leading the way in the new medium (including Melbourne-based Oscar Raby, whose work is being showcased at Miff) to get the lowdown on what's happening in Vr - and what's ahead.

Australian filmmaker Matthew Bate first experienced virtual reality at last year.s Sundance, where his feature documentary Sam Klemke.s Time Machine played in the festival.s New Frontier sidebar..

.I'd never experienced it before, and I remember watching a couple of Vr works and standing up and declaring, »

- Harry Windsor

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Kong: Skull Island’ Trailer: Tom Hiddleston & Brie Larson Fight The Beast

23 July 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Saturday’s Comic-Con was filled with a slew of brand new trailers, one of them being the first look at “Kong: Skull Island.” Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the action/adventure flick is set in the ‘70s and centers on King Kong’s origins.

This time audiences are transported to the birthplace of one of the most legendary monster myths. When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson take on the colossal beast in the first trailer, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman

Toby Kebbell, Tom Wilkinson, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly, and “Straight Outta Compton” stars Jason Mitchell and Corey Hawkins also co-star.

Read More: ‘Kong: Skull Island’: The Beast Awakens In First Poster

In this new film, Kong is bigger than ever before. “In terms of actual size, »

- Liz Calvario

Permalink | Report a problem


King Kong Returns in Kong: Skull Island Trailer

23 July 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Every studio in Hollywood is currently trying to put together some form of shared cinematic universe, but Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have one of the few in town that we actually we want to see. The studio is planning on making their giant monsters meet in future movies, and they already stated that process with Godzilla in 2014. Next up is reboot of King Kong, Kong: Skull Island, and we just got the very first trailer for the studio's next monster epic.

Warner Bros. premiered the footage at San Diego Comic-Con, which is currently taking place at the San Diego Convention Center in California. The studio decided to take a break from teasing their upcoming DC Comics superhero movies to deliver fans a first look of the latest attempt to bring King Kong to the big screen, and everything seems very promising. The last time we saw the legendary creature »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Kong: Skull Island Motion Picture Heralds The Return Of The King

21 July 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Batten down the hatches, folks, San Diego Comic-Con looks set to usher in the return of the king – and no, we’re not referring to Peter Jackson’s fantasy classic.

Instead, think bigger – the biggest King Kong yet seen on screen – and you’ll be a little closer to the news that Legendary Pictures is inching closer to lifting the lid on Kong: Skull IslandJordan Vogt-Roberts’ monstrous creature feature that is set to tee up a shared universe at the studio, one that will eventually dovetail with the real King of Monsters in Godzilla Vs. King Kong.

Long before that godly clash, Vogt-Roberts’ will beckon moviegoers to Skull Island in March of next year, and with the first trailer right around the corner, a new motion poster has landed online via Twitter.

Comic-Con: In 3 days, journey to Skull Island. #kongskullisland #SDCC2016 #WBxSDCC pic.twitter.com/eRJBoRKrpZ

Kong: Skull Island »

- Michael Briers

Permalink | Report a problem


Sdcc 2016: Teaser For 'Kong: Skull Island' Teaser Hits The Net!

21 July 2016 7:17 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fans of the legendary cinematic ape known as King Kong have something to celebrate. The latest interpretation of the beast's mythos plans on making a big splash at San Diego Comic-Con, as Kong: Skull Island will be a part of Saturday's festivities.

The official twitter account for the film has released a teaser of the teaser for Kong: Skull Island:

Comic-Con: In 3 days, journey to Skull Island. #kongskullisland #SDCC2016 #WBxSDCC pic.twitter.com/eRJBoRKrpZ

Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) July 20, 2016

The Kong depicted in Skull Island will face off against Godzilla in a super-sized monster mash-up in a couple of years, so we have to imagine that the beast will be noticeably larger than Peter Jackson's version from 2005. Hopefully the footage shown on Saturday will give us some idea of the scale of this new King Kong.

Kong: Skull Island will feature a phenomenal cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

Permalink | Report a problem


Three Review: It’s Out of Ten

19 July 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Johnnie To’s Three Should Be Subtitled ‘Out of Ten’Fantasia Film Festival 2016

Steven Spielberg’s 1941. Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones. John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars. William Friedkin’s Deal of the Century. Dario Argento’s entire post-Opera filmography.

Great directors sometimes make mediocre or downright awful films. It happens to the best, and with the release of Johnnie To’s Three the director of Election, Mad Detective, Drug War, and countless other action gems has joined the club.

Shun (Wallace Chung) is a master criminal whose most recent clash with the law leaves him rushed to a hospital with a bullet in his brain. Inspector Chan (Louis Koo) has been after the thief and his violent gang for a while, and now that he has him he wants Shun to spill details of their next target. Dr. Tong (Vicki Zhao) couldn’t care less about Chan’s needs though as Shun’s condition requires »

- Rob Hunter

Permalink | Report a problem


20 years ago today: ‘The Frighteners’ opened in theaters

19 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A bit over a decade after Venkman and co. busted some ghosts, and nearly exactly two decades before Gilbert, Yates, and co. started their Ghostbusters, Michael J. Fox was having his own encounters with ghosts. 20 years ago today, The Frighteners opened in theaters. It was one year after Casper, another movie that had its male lead character seeing ghosts after the death of his wife. Frighteners was Peter Jackson’s theatrical film follow-up to Heavenly Creatures, and it was one of the earliest films that wowed audiences with visual effects by Jackson’s Weta Digital. It’s Fox’s last starring role in a live-action feature film. After Frighteners, he started his run on the TV series Spin City and then took on fewer major acting gigs after revealing his diagnosis with Parkinson’s. Hasn’t stopped Fox from taking the stage and rocking out with Coldplay as recently as this weekend. »

- Emily Rome

Permalink | Report a problem


Review: Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

18 July 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Once upon a time, a young film enthusiast was taken by Willis O’Brien’s work in King Kong and decided to devote his life to making fantastical films and memorable creatures that would be remembered for generations to come. This young man was Ray Harryhausen, and the newly released documentary by Gilles Penso, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan showcases Harryhausen’s passions and the passions they inflamed and inspired in others, including such film personalities as Guillermo Del Toro, Steven Spielberg, Terry Gillian, John Landis, and Peter Jackson.

Recently released by Arrow video, the documentary is an obvious labor of love for all involved, as the interview subjects all seem very enthusiastic while discussing Harryhausen and his overlooked contribution to cinema, which has carried on a unique legacy with his use of stop motion animation and the often times ridiculously detailed puppets used to create countless characters and sequences »

- Derek Botelho

Permalink | Report a problem


First Kong: Skull Island Photo Promises One Giant Ape

15 July 2016 5:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, Warner Bros. confirmed that their new King Kong adventure Kong: Skull Island will be one of the movies presented during their Hall H presentation at Comic-Con next week, along with Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and The Lego Batman Movie. It is believed that the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island will be unveiled during this panel, but while we wait for the action to unfold in Hall H, the studio has released a new photo, which teases just how big this version of King Kong really is.

Last week, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts revealed that this will be the biggest King Kong ever put on the big screen, teasing that he'd be over 100 feet tall. This photo doesn't feature the massive ape himself, but we do get a glimpse at Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in new image from Kong: Skull Island

15 July 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Comic-Con panel next week, Entertainment Weekly has debuted a new image from Kong: Skull Island which sees Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson among the skeletal remains of a rather large creature…

It’s previously been revealed that the the movie’s Kong will be around 100 foot tall, and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts elaborated on the scale of the creatures inhabiting Skull Island, stating that: “From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island. In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem


Kong: Skull Island - first trailer lands

15 July 2016 11:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kayti Burt Jul 23, 2016

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has brought King Kong back to the big screen. Here's the first trailer...

Kong: Skull Island might not come out until next year, but the 2017 summer tentpole (well, March tentpole) has a big presence at San Diego Comic Con. Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have just released this, the first trailer for the movie...

Discover how Kong became King. Watch the official Comic-Con trailer for #kongskullisland now. #Sdcc #WBSDCChttps://t.co/osbKMJ18WK

Kong: Skull Island (@kongskullisland) July 23, 2016

This poster has also done the rounds online today...

#SDCC2016 here we go! #KongSkullIsland pic.twitter.com/3dHKxdLh54

Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) July 23, 2016

Previously, this first image from the Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson-led blockbuster was shared online...

The image, via Entertainment Weekly, came with some plot-revealing quotes from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who teased that Kong: Skull Island would be set in the '70s, "a »

Permalink | Report a problem


First "Kong: Skull Island" Official Photo

15 July 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The photos keep coming from Entertainment Weekly's Comic Con issue with the newest being the first official still from Jordan Vogt-Roberts' "Kong: Skull Island" at Legendary Pictures.

Stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston appear in the film alongside a massive simian skull which confirms n old rumor - that the version of King Kong featured in the new film will be the biggest ever seen on film. Vogt-Roberts says:

"From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you've seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.

Peter Jackson's Kong was around 25 feet. The '33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, I want to say he was 50-plus feet when he was on the Empire State Building. »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Learn How Big King Kong Will Be In Kong: Skull Island

15 July 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

For the last few days, EW's Comic-Con coverage has been knocking it out of the park, and their latest reveal is the biggest so far some would say. Our first proper image from Kong: Skull Island is here, bringing us the first look at Tom Huddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and one gigantic monkey skull. While there's no way that is Kong himself, it does give us a sense of how big he will be. JoDirector Jordan Vogt-Roberts shed more light on the size of this new Kong, saying: From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. The ‘33 Kong ranged between 25 feet and 50 feet, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

Permalink | Report a problem


New 'Kong: Skull Island' Official Photo Revealed; Plus Director Talks Kong’s Mythos

15 July 2016 6:59 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Entertainment Weekly has debuted the first official photo from Kong: Skull Island, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson in a boneyard standing amidst the ruins of a massive creature. The film is said to take place in the same universe as Warner Bros' Godzilla reboot, since it is planned to have a Kong Vs Godzilla film in 2020.

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts spoke with EW and said he promises bigger things ahead for King Kong:

“From the size of the skull, you can tell that things on this island are much bigger than audiences are used to with traditional Kong lore. Our Kong is by far the biggest Kong that you’ve seen on screen, and that translates to a lot of different things on the island.”

Vogt-Roberts starts listing size estimates and explains:

“In terms of actual size, our Kong is by far the biggest Kong. Peter Jackson’s Kong was around 25 feet. »

- Kellvin Chavez

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 188 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners