New Zealand & Peter Jackson

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Sir Peter Robert Jackson, KNZM (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter, who is well known for his The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001 to 2003), adapted from the novel by J. R. R. 5.0/5

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"Your mother ate my dog!!!" -Dead Alive or Braindead. Thank you Peter Jackson and New Zealand for this classic.
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"New Zealand is not a small country but a large village" . Peter Jackson
The Duchess of Cambridge was filmed by Sir Peter Jackson in Blenheim, New Zealand
“Once again New Zealand punches above its weight” – Peter Jackson shows our new flag courtesy of John Oliver.
Sir Peter Jackson to invest millions in New Zealand movie museum
Congrats to for getting the correct answer first! Braindead (in New Zealand) or Dead Alive (in US) by Peter Jackson!
Hi everyone, I need your help! I'm the writer director of 'Come Back Home' a 14th century Scottish tale of love, war and the burden of keeping a family together amidst all uncertainty. We were wondering if you'd like to help us advertise the live YouTube release of the film. We have been featured by as well as Peter Jackson's and Richard Taylor's Weta Workshop in New Zealand. The film itself was featured at the Cannes Film Festival's Short Film Corner. We have included the link to the film as well as photos to share. If not we completely understand. Hope you all have a wonderful day and I hope to hear back from you! Here's a bit of background on the film if you wish to use this when you post it: 'Come Back Home' is a 14th century period piece set in Scotland. The film, written and directed by Bradford James Jackson, was shot entirely in Alaska. All the armor, weaponry and set design was hand-made and fully functional, even the blacksmith shop seen at the beginning of the film. Some of the ...
Thanks to the fan who sent in the New Zealand chocolate. I imagined Peter Jackson eating it at the same time I was. Delicious!
Looking forward to seeing 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies' tomorrow. Although; I am sad to see this trilogy come to an end. Some may disagree but I think Peter Jackson did a respectable job of bringing the JRR Tolkins books ( The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit) to the motion picture screen. However; if some of you are like me I usually prefer the books over a motion-picture IF... I've read the books first. That's not always true but if I've read the book first the movie usually disappoints me. Any way it should be entertaining...and it sure makes me want to go to New Zealand...Lol. I have been wanting to visit New Zealand for years and then after the Lord Of The Rings trilogy came out it definitely increased my desire to travel there. Maybe one's definitely on my bucket !!! Hope everyone has a great day!!!
With Peter Jackson coming to a close on The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings franchise, what's next for the director from New Zealand?
I've never felt so empty now that LOTR and The Hobbit are officially done. Thanks for the Middle Earth Journey, Peter Jackson. I will be in New Zealand someday.
Peter Jackson is planning to work on small-scale New Zealand-based movies for the next while, but doesn't rule out a return to Middle-earth (should it become possible).
Peter Jackson will make low-budget, New Zealand-based true story film next but doesn't rule out ...
Do you love The Hobbit? Join us TOMORROW at 8|7c for a Trip Flip special from New Zealand. Find out from Peter Jackson himself the filming locations for the final Hobbit movie, The Battle Of The 5 Armies!
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With the zillions of books sold to teen-agers around the world, kids over 5, seniors at Shady Pines, and precocious toddlers who can read at 6 months, there is hardly a person on earth who is not familiar with author J.R.R. Tokian’s Hobbit series. This is not to mention the two previous Peter Jackson spectacular films that emerged out of the gorgeous scenery of his native New Zealand.
Diverse landscapes and creative genius put New Zealand in a starring role in Peter Jackson’s recently released...
Wonder if I will get to meet Peter Jackson when I am in New Zealand?
Last year, a handful of journalists gathered together under a giant tent on a fiercely cold and windy day in Wellington, New Zealand, to collectively say goodbye to Gandalf with Sir Ian Mckellen. We were at Peter Jackson’s Stone Street Studios in th
Do you think you'd ever like to come to New Zealand and make a film here (Peter Jackson style)? :3
Peter Jackson announces for the chance to win a trip to New Zealand and an exclusive screening! http:/…
I watched Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures last week. I'm going to New Zealand. That better have not been a general "thing" in New Zealand
John Rhys-Davies has great praise for the film industry in New Zealand that was built, virtually from the ground up, by Peter Jackson.
Known for the the stunning landscapes featured in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings", New Zealand should be atop the travel list for all nature-lovers. Covered in breathtaking landscapes of fjords, mountains, meadows, rivers, geysers and b...
My hat IS awesome. When visited New Zealand, she beat Peter Jackson with a cup until the only word he could say was 'Smarg.'
Written and directed by Andrés Borghi from Argentina. Working Day was the winner of the Your Big Break competition – a global search for the next great filmmaker. Their task was to capture the spirit of New Zealand in a 3 minute short film. Judged by Peter Jackson and produced by multi Academy Award winner Barrie Osborne.
Peter Jackson Financial Wealth Annual Income, Monthly Income, Weekly Income, and Daily IncomePosted on May 15, 2014 by JavPeter Jackson is a New Zealand born film director, producer, and screenwriter who has a net worth of $400 Million.  Sir Peter Robert Jackson was born on 31st October 1961 in Well…
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Peter Jackson is tweaking the ending of Bilbo Baggins' journey.The director says the original title of "The Hobbit"...
Director Peter Jackson snaps Kate and Wills on their New Zealand tour.
Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with "The Lord of the Rings" Director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand.
Prince William and Kate Middleton headed out for their second engagement in Blenheim, New Zealand on Thursday morning where they visited the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, hosted by Sir Peter Jackson
New Zealand film Director Peter Jackson takes a photograph of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge -
Freema Agyeman is in town whoopiedydoo! She's come from the Gold Coast at Supanova last weekend and now in Melbourne starting tomorrow night Supanova begins & over the weekend 11, 12, 13 April the Queens Birthday Weekend, and yes the Royals are fans Queen Elizabeth ll, Prince Charles future King maybe George is with his mum Kate & William from Sydney, Australia to New Zealand with Raf planes, Nz Pm & Peter Jackson
A packed day for The Duke and Duchess today kicking off at midnight U.K. time (11 a.m. New Zealand time). 11 a.m. - They will travel from Wellington to Blenheim where they will attend a wreath laying ceremony and spent time with WWII veterans as well as those serving in recent conflicts. 1.15 p.m. - The next event is at the Omaka Aviation Center where they will tour the Knights of the Sky exhibit with Sir Peter Jackson (Yes, the same Peter Jackson behind The Lord of The Rings Trilogy) and view his collection of WWI aircraft and artefacts. In the evening, Prince William will meet with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. Finally, William and Kate will attend a State Reception at Government House hosted by the Governor-General, where we can expect brief speeches and the unveiling of a portrait of The Queen.
I'm pretty sure New Zealand doesn't really exist. It's just a big, elaborate set Peter Jackson created to film Hobbit movies on.
What...New Zealand has recruited my man Peter Jackson to help search for the missing plane.
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie ...
Yup! I live in New Zealand and Peter Jackson ( Lord of the Rings, another Kiwi) did much to help the 3! :)
Do you follow ? All the latest from New Zealand, WETA, Peter Jackson, etc. Have a blessed New Year.
Is Peter Jackson the New Zealand-an Guillermo Del Toro or is Guillermo Del Toro the Mexican Peter Jackson?
Does anyone care they are still doing these? Avatar 2-4 to cost over $400 million Having struck a deal with the New Zealand government for increased production subsidies, director James Cameron is officially set to shoot all three "Avatar" sequels in that country. Cameron says all three films will be shot back-to-back and released from late 2016. The combined budget is said to be at least $415 million U.S. dollars. Cameron, who is about to become a New Zealand resident, expects to work with Peter Jackson and his Weta Workshop to avoid stretching the resources available. He adds that: "It's important for everyone to know this isn't just about the Avatar films directly, it's about trying to lift up the New Zealand film industry, incubate new talent and develop new IP."
With all the work put into the three Hobbit movies, and Peter Jackson‘s own comments about wanting to follow the Hobbit films with smaller movies that are based on New Zealand-sourced stories, it seemed like Tintin was being hung out to dry. Wasn’t Jackson going to direct the second film...
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AP PHOTO: Image of dragon Smaug from Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy shown on side of Air New Zealand jet: -JM
Major HPA Annual Awards Event "I'm extremely humbled by the win, as the other nominees work was exceptional. I have to thank Ang Lee for his inspired vision for this amazing film and to the exceptional photography of Claudio Miranda who continued to have faith in me and allowed me to be part of the journey," articulated Dave. Dave graded "Life of Pi" while at Technicolor and we're super proud that he's won and that he's now here at Modern with last year's Outstanding Color Grading TV Winner, Joe Finely (Game of Thrones). "We are so excited for Dave to be recognized by the HPA for his exceptional and ground breaking color work of LIFE OF PI," said Mark Smirnoff, President of Creative Services, Modern VideoFilm. Dave has made a name for himself in the industry as a supervising colorist helping to pioneer modern DI both here and abroad. Starting his career in Melbourne, Australia, Dave later traveled to New Zealand to work as a lead digital colorist on Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ri ...
I remember a story about a year ago where Peter Jackson helped some stranded tourists in New Zealand. Anybody have the link to the article?
Gearing up for the release of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” on 13th December, we’re giving away another 75 seats at the amazing global fan celebration in London on Monday 4th November!     London will be host to one of four satellite-linked cinemas in cities across the globe as Director Peter Jackson and members of his cast and filmmaking team gather with fans to show exclusive footage from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and answer questions in front of a live audience. Plus there will be competitions and giveaways on the night – including a chance to win tickets to the premiere in Berlin for the best Hobbit fancy dress!   Lee Pace, Luke Evans and Andy Serkis will join Edith Bowman in London’s Leicester Square venue, while Richard Armitage and Orlando Bloom join CNN anchor Anderson Cooper in New York, Evangeline Lilly joins from a cinema in Los Angeles, and Peter Jackson himself from Wellington, New Zealand!   Each cinema will be connected by satellite, allowing audiences ...
October, 31 1961. Birth of Peter Jackson, New Zealand actor, director, screenwriter, and producer
Review 28 of 31 Dead Alive I think is also known as Brain Dead in some parts of the world, so it's totally possible you've seen it under that name. What am absolutely bonkers movie. Dead Alive is an early work of Peter Jackson. You know, the Lord of the Rings guy. It's filmed in New Zealand and is one of my favorite senseless movies. It's fairly normal at the beginning as you follow a totally spineless man who's mother walks all over him. Nothing too interesting going on. Soon though the plot takes a turn and goes deep down the crazy hole. The dead start rising up and making a mess of the place. They mutilate and rip apart any people they can reach in the most violent ways possible. Gore is not a strong enough word to describe what goes on. You even get to see a kung fu preacher go head to head with a bunch of zombies. It's so out there that you can't help but love it. The climax of Dead Alive is probably the most bloody thing I've ever seen perpetrated on film. It's magnificent and epic in it's scale. Yo ...
Mount Ngauruhoe, on New Zealand's North Island, served as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's Lord of the
them all sort of comforting now... like 'American Splendor'... plus, Peter Jackson really LOVES New Zealand...
jk rowling is writing an episode of doctor who which is being directed by Peter Jackson and being filmed in New Zealand!
Movie Review: Just saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I have one word to describe this movie... WOW! The story is not what I remember from the only time I read the book, but Hollywood being Hollywood, I am OK with the creative license for this movie. I am glad that Peter Jackson brought back Ian Holm as Old Bilbo and Elijah Wood as Frodo. I loved the landscape of the movie... I want to go to New Zealand now just to explore all the places that were used for this movie and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Can't wait for the next installment which will be out in December this year and the final installment due in December 2014.
"Last year Matt Smith was asked by a Kiwi journailist if they would ever film an episode in New Zealand, and he said, "Yes, and we can get Peter Jackson to direct it." The newspaper contacted me for comment and I said "Great, just name a time and place and I'll be there." I suspect Steven Moffat thinks I'm joking, but I saw him at Christmas and I assured him I'm not. They don't even have to pay me — but I have got my eye on one of those nice new gold-colored Daleks. They must have a spare one (hint, hint)." -Peter Jackson
This Day in Commonwealth History: 22 June 1611: Henry Hudson set adrift by mutineers with his son and seven others in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never seen again 1675: Royal Greenwich Observatory established by order of King Charles II 1813: After learning of American battle plans from soldiers quartered in her home, Laura Secord walks over 30 kilometres to warn British forces under Lieutenant James FitzGibbon; the later Battle of Beaver Dams results in a British victory and the capture of over 400 American soldiers 1845: Richard Seddon, 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand, born in Eccleston, Merseyside (d. 1906) 1911: George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom 1948: The Empire Windrush docks at Tilbury, Essex, carrying 492 West Indian immigrants, the first to arrive in the United Kingdom 1954: Teenaged girls Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme kill Pauline's mother, believing her an obstacle to their friendship; the case would be dramatized in the 1994 Peter Jackson film ...
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 0996 - Sixteen year old Otto III was crowned the Roman Emperor. 1471 - King Henry VI was killed in the tower of London. Edward IV took the throne. 1536 - The Reformation was officially adopted in Geneva, Switzerland. 1542 - Hernando de Soto died along the Mississippi River while searching for gold. 1602 - Martha's Vineyard was first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold. 1688 - The English poet Alexander Pope was born. 1790 - Paris was divided into 48 zones. 1819 - Bicycles were first seen in the U.S. in New York City. They were originally known as "swift walkers." 1832 - In the U.S., the Democratic Party held its first national convention. 1840 - New Zealand was declared a British colony. 1856 - Lawrence, Kansas was captured by pro-slavery forces. 1863 - The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, LA, began. 1881 - The American branch of the Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. 1881 - The United States Lawn Tennis Association was formed in New York City. 1891 - Peter Jackson and ...
Karl-Heinz Urban is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for playing Éomer in the second and third installments of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in Star Trek and the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, Caesar on Xena: Warrior Princess, Vaako in The Chronicle...
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The movie could be filmed in New Zealand w/ Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop handling all the SFX.
9:10 Heavenly Creatures directed by Peter Jackson & starring Kate Winslet & Melanie Lynskey as 2 teen murderers in 1950s New Zealand
I am sure that at least some of you know, if you have kept up with The Hobbit movies the whole way through, that there were some pretty tough negotiations to ensure that they were made in New Zealand. The New Zealand government recently released a few emails that revealed more of those negotiations. These emails, sent between Peter Jackson and ministerial officials, show his frustration over the deal to ensure The Hobbit was made in New Zealand. The authorities in New Zealand were very willing to have the movies filmed there, so willing that changed employment laws and increased the tax rebates for the productions. The unions did not like this one bit, and fought the law changes. Also, the Labour Party accused the Government of chequebook legislation. In the end, things were settled and The Hobbit movies were filmed in New Zealand. But, things were not finished. Earlier this month, the Ombudsman ordered the Government to release documents about the deal struck for the movies. However, Warner Bros’ New L ...
Absolutely beautiful movie (THE HOBBIT: AN Unexpected Journey). Kudos to Peter Jackson (director, co-producer), Ian Mckellen (Gandulf), Martin Freeman (Bilbio Baggins) and the rest of the crew for a spectacular artistry. BEAUTIFUL piece. I love the sound track, love everything. No wonder it took you guys years in New Zealand camping in vehicles to finish such a piece. Hit "Like" if you love great artistry!
Tonight's Arsenal vs Bayern Munich match is to be directed by Peter Jackson. It will be 9 hours long and will take place in New Zealand.
Love that film! An early Peter Jackson film shot in New Zealand, half the cast of Shortland Street are in it
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been out for little more than a month and yet has already pulled in more than $886 million worldwide. While this should be all around great news for film's Director Peter Jackson and its distributor Warner Bros., its meteoric rise has inspired a rabblerousing politician to demand about $56 million dollars be refunded to New Zealand, where the movie—as well as its forthcoming sequels—were shot. Deadline reports the New Zealand government offered Jackson's production company Wingnut Films $56 mil to encourage the director to create as many jobs in the country as possible. In response, Jackson not only employees hordes of actors, but also armies of set builders, engineers, and visual effects artists. It's estimated that The Hobbit trilogy's production created 3,000 jobs in the country not counting the boost it would bring to the economy in the forms of catering, hotel rooms and air travel for its sprawling cast and crew. While the figure of roughly 3,000 jobs is agre ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger says a new Conan movie could shoot before the end of the year at Peter Jackson's New Zealand studio.
Like I have said many times before, though for Dexter's Odyssey, my multi-film live action/animated dinosaur-infused epic romantic action fantasy adventure reboot of the popular 1990's Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory, I wanted the Dexter's Laboratory cartoon characters (Dexter, DeeDee, MeeMee, LeeLee, and Mandark, for example) to be put in real environments (whether it's live action locations and sets done from a real world practical standpoint, or traditional miniatures, or digital virtual environments sometimes) by a special effects company like Peter Jackson's Weta Digital in New Zealand, and along with real human actors and a fusion of giant mechanical dinosaurs and those created in the computer, to bring the Dexter's Lab cartoon characters themselves to life on the big screen, however, I do not to give the Dexter's Lab characters a CGI makeover like everything else these days. I would rather stick close to the Dexter's Lab characters' original pre-'Ego Trip' Genndy Tartakovsky-involved ani ...
Video on Ann Curry travels to New Zealand to take a behind-the-scenes look into the making of “The Hobbit” and the magical world created by Director Peter Jackson. She also tries on the famous hobbit feet and checks out handcrafted weapons featured in the film.
Peter Jackson owns the box office right now with "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey," part one of his "Lord of the Rings" prelude.With the magnificent documentary "West of Memphis," Jackson reveals the results of his own Unexpected Journey, from New Zealand to rural Arkansas, where he and an unwaver...
Richard Armitage, star of Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit', confesses he fell so much in love with New Zealand during his time filming the epic, he nearly gave his agent palpitations by declaring he was staying put. "My agent told me, 'You'll never work again, or only with Peter Jackson.'
Hobbit reviews: Is it good news for Peter Jackson's return to Middle Earth?. Good reviews Bilbo?!. The first reviews of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are in, with the critics delivering a mixture of verdicts. We've gathered the early reviews, many of them from the first screening in New Zealand...
Ann Curry to interview Peter Jackson in New Zealand. Was there no international crisis to cover or did Ann want to boost her large ego.
Rock Center with Brian Williams on NBC - Thursday, December 6, 2012. Ann Curry interviews Peter Jackson in New Zealand.
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OMG! I can't for Rock Center with Brian Williams next week, Ann Curry is covering Peter Jackson and the Hobbit in New Zealand!
In a new column Chris Trotter argues that the union-busting Peter Jackson and his Lord of the Rings circus have made New Zealand into a laughing stock and damaged our awareness of our own history: few days ago another important cultural commentator, Giovanni Tiso, also denounced the rebranding of New Zealand by the Rings films: delighted to see these criticisms of the Rings industry, because I've been tilting at the same target on and off over the past few years - in this 2008 lecture, for example: the backlash against the 'New Zealand is Middle Earth' meme begin in earnest!
Wellington, the New Zealand capital, is heavily promoting the Nov. 28 premiere of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the latest Tolkien film from the Director Peter Jackson.
-- ahhh ... THE ELEGANCE OF POWER. RUMBLE MOUNTAINS, RUMBLE !!! Happy Thanksgiving ! "MODOR Volcano ERUPTS", Rt. The volcano made famous in Peter Jackson's THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy as the evil wasteland of Mordor erupted on Wednesday on New Zealand's North Island. "It was completely unexpected, there were no warning signs beforehand," a spokeswoman for GNS Science, the country's official monitoring service told AFP. "We were watching [neighboring volcano] Ruapehu waiting for an eruption and instead this came out of nowhere." The volcano awoke and started launching massive amounts of ash to the air. Scientists say an ash cloud rose almost 3 kilometers into the sky. = "New Zealand Volcano Erupts", The Seattle Times. A New Zealand volcano erupted with a blast of dark ash Wednesday, causing flights to be canceled. Authorities immediately closed roads and put aviation authorities on high alert. = RUMBLE MOUNTAINS, RUMBLE was written. It You Were Smart: you knew This Was Coming ! They were just watching th ...
Not long until The Hobbit premieres! Peter Jackson has been a passionate movie-maker and fan since he was a kid. He made this wonderful movie in the '90s. It includes interviews with Leonard Maltin, Harvey Weinstein of Miramax, Sam Neil and others, and tells how an elderly neighbour led him to rediscover a New Zealand silent movie pioneer from back in the 1900s. Watch the first ten minutes and you movie mavens will be hooked. Compelling viewing :)
Rumours are that Tony Hibbert is making a Middle Earth movie for dyslexics in New Zealand with Peter Jackson!!!
Samantha Ashleigh Yeaman During filming, most of the members of the Fellowship took up surfing in New Zealand in their spare time. Among them was Viggo Mortensen, who wiped out terribly one day, and bruised one whole side of his face. The next day, makeup tried to mask the bruising and swelling, but were unsuccessful. Instead, Peter Jackson opted to film Mortenson from one side for the entire scene. In the scene in the Mines of Moria when they find the grave of Gimli's relative, Aragorn is only seen from one side in the whole scene.
It is perhaps one of the most unexpected of casting rumors: Stephen Colbert is reportedly making an appearance in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." In an interview with Playboy, Colbert let it slip that he spent some time with Jackson at the movie's New Zealand set.
Melanie Lynskey, Actress: Up in the Air. Melanie Jayne Lynskey was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand. At 16 years of age, she captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures, scooping a Best Actress prize at the New Zealand Film and TV Awar...
New Zealand will release commemorative “The Hobbit” coins worth thousands of dollars ahead of next month's premier of Director Peter Jackson's latest Tolkien epic. The coins featuring characters such as Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the wizard will be legal tender in the country, New Zealand Post said, although their face value will be only a fraction of the cost collectors will be expected to pay. The most expensive, made from one ounce (28.3 grams) of pure gold, will set Tolkien enthusiasts back NZ$3 695 ($3 020) but has a face value of just NZ$10, while the cheapest is a NZ$1 coin retailing for NZ$29.90. The coins go on sale from November 1 and New Zealand Post said it expected strong international interest in the build up to the premiere of the first of the three Hobbit movies in Wellington on November 28. I think Indian Government should issue coin with picture of Imran Hashmi !!!
"Thing Seven And One Half: Do You Have Change For This Baggins? Oh, New Zealand. Is there no end to your quirkiness? Of course not: Now the nation that brought us "Flight of the Conchords" is making real what could have been a FOTC joke: It is issuing, as legal tender, coins bearing the likenesses of the Hobbit, Gandalf and Gollum, all in honor of the first of what will be 17 (just an estimate) new Hobbit movies by Peter Jackson." Mark Gongloff, Huffington Post
As anticipation for Peter Jackson's latest Tolkien epic "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" reaches a fever pitch around the world, fans in New Zealand will soon be able to use (or just collect) commemorative coins stamped with the faces of Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins and Gollum.
It's nothing as radical as Gandalf Dollars or Bilbo Bucks or Gollum wheat pennies, but yes, money emblazoned with actors Ian Mckellen and Martin Freeman's mugs will soon be legal tender in New Zealand. On November 1, the New Zealand Post will release a series of commemorative coins and stamps...
The lead singer and New Zealand native will provide an original song for Peter Jackson's Middle Earth saga.
Tolkien's vision of Middle-earth comes to life in New Zealand By picking the rolling hills of New Zealand as the backdrop for many scenes in his "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, Peter Jackson has placed the country in the global travel spotlight and helped create a thriving film-themed tourism industry there, this feature says. Tour operators are offering excursions to the reconstructed film set that constitutes J.R.R. Tolkien's Shire region. Visitors can also hike to Tongariro National Park, whose volcanic landscape served as the blighted Mordor in the films.
Creed is one of the greatest American rock bands ever. They rose from the debacle that was Woodstock '99, delivering a flawless performance that left even Fred Durst feeling shamefully inadequate. Human Clay went ELEVEN TIMES PLATINUM and then DIAMOND. It even went 7 times platinum in New Zealand. Do you know what else was happening in New Zealand at the same time? THE FILMING OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Coincidence? I think not. Human Clay = Peter Jackson's muse. And that is one of the many, many reasons why Creed is great.
Last week Doctor Who star Matt Smith drove nerdom wild by saying: “Let’s get Peter Jackson to direct one and go and make it in New Zealand. I would love to, I will campaign endlessly to come over and film there.” That “one” Matt was referring to is an episode of Who and while it [...]
Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame recently told the Waikato Times of New Zealand that he would love to film there. He even rather jokingly suggested Peter Jackson as a director. When the Times contacted the esteemed director he was surprisingly enthusiastic, revealing himself to be a huge and long-time ...
Love Claire Browne's voice but I'm moving to New Zealand to marry Gin Wigmore & get cast as a Hobbit in next Peter Jackson movie
Free download. David Dallas putting New Zealand on the map again, step aside Peter Jackson.
Normally, we'd marka rumor like thisas just that, a rumor. Except, both parties - that would be "The Hobbit" Director Peter Jackson, and "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith - are into the idea of bringing the two together. Speaking to The Waikato Times in New Zealand, Smith said:
Well, we've already had one Doctor Who related post today, and one Peter Jackson one, so you'll just have to tough it out while we tell you about this one. See, we already knew that Matt Smith, in an interview with New Zealand-based Waikato Times, what anyone would have said when asked whether you'd...
"Who's the editor of VICE New Zealand again?" "Jonah Lomu and Peter Jackson"
is off to New Zealand on Monday. Peter Jackson has decided that I need to help direct his new film. Please do not try to contact me as Middle Earth does not have the internet or cell phones. I'll be back in October!
Each week it's a new concoction, driven by our guests' CVs and whatever arts events are going on in New Zealand's biggest city. Guests have included sex therapist Pamela Stephenson, novelist Joanna Trollope, author Tessa Duder, art curator Mary Kisler and traveling culinary star, Peta Mathias. And...
Avatar 2 pushed back to 2015 as Cameron eyes New Zealand shoot Avatar 2's release date has been pushed back to 2015, with director James Cameron reportedly looking to film the sequel near Peter Jackson's production studio in New Zealand. y??? :( 2015 *** THATS SO FAR AWAY!!! ARGGH!!
Peter Jackson wants to buy the rest of New Zealand before James Cameron does.
So, Had a pretty exciting evening. New Zealand film festival here at the moment in Welly and managed to get myself a cancelled ticket to Peter Jacksons latest project that he and Fran Walsh produced, West of Memphis. Not only was I excited by this but also the fact that Peter Jackson, Damien Echols (one of the convicted three) and his wife who campaigned the case Lorris Davis were doing a question session after in the screening. This was incredible and such a mixture of feelings watching the film, but Damien put it "I don't want anyone leaving the cinema depressed or feeling down as we're out, I'm here aren't I" Pretty powerful stuff watching it knowing he was in the room also. I'm still not sure how to describe how it was hearing him talk, seeing how its affected him (has to wear sun glasses as his eyes are damaged due to being in solitary for 10 years and not having any sun light) and yet showing so much courage answering every question put to him and his optimistic out look for his future. I feel pret ...
Director Peter Jackson talks about The Lovely Bones and The Hobbit in this interview with Paul Byrne for Here the New Zealand director t...
Director Peter Jackson has announced that principal photography at locations around New Zealand has concluded on The Hobbit, the two-part prequel to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The first film is expected to be released in December :)
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  Director Peter Jackson at the World premiere of the third part of Lord of the Rings in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Peter Jackson recently showed the first few glimpses of The Hobbit, and audiences were jarred. It’s filmed at 48fps instead of the usual 24, and critics ha...
The Hobbit's epic 250-day shoot continues apace, but Peter Jackson & Andy Serkis still have time to show off the majestic climes of New Zealand for us.
- Director Peter Jackson's first video blog from the New Zealand set of The Hobbit. The ten minute video takes us into Hobbiton and Riv...
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