Some years back you may recall that a movie version of Halo was in the works at Universal with Neill Blomkamp (District 9) directing, and Peter Jackson producing. Alex Garland (Dredd, 28 Days Later) also wrote the script, but the movie fell apart because it was just going to be too expensive to make.
Whether it’s the music business or the movie business, piracy has always been a fact of life in both, and one that leaves the major studios shuddering with fear. If a Napster style crisis ever hits Hollywood, it could end up destroying the business, much like it decimated the record industry.
We knew that with the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug last week that the first official reviews were just around the corner. Well, they’re now officially in, and the verdict is...
There was quite a bit of controversy when it was announced that The Hobbit would be cut into three films. The book isn’t that long, and you could probably tell the story in one big movie. Some felt Peter Jackson was being greedy by stretching the movie out to three installments, and some critics felt the first installment was too long as it was.
It’s great when filmmakers are fan friendly and keep their audiences in the loop. The geeks have always been a very powerful army, and even if you give them just a little to go on, they can really get behind your movie and promote the hell out of it. Here's a new 3 minute trailer, and possibly last one before the movie is out.
The next installment of The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, is coming on December 13, and the third and final Hobbit installment will be released in 2014. What could possibly be next for Peter Jackson? A ten-movie adaptation of War and Peace?
We all know movies have gotten progressively more expensive over the years, but rumors always abound as to what movies really cost, as opposed to what you read in the news. Very few people have access to a movie’s actual budget, and what gets reported in the press is usually speculation. But for The Hobbit movies, the actual budgets have been released, and it’s a pretty staggering amount, even for three movies.
The trailer for the next installment of the Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, has finally been unleashed, but the question remains…Will part two be a better movie?
We just reported that Peter Jackson may not be available any time soon to fulfill a geek fantasy, directing an episode of Doctor Who, which is a shame, because he’s a huge fan of the show, and it would be fascinating to see what he could do with it.
It was reported some time ago that Peter Jackson facetiously offered to direct an episode of Doctor Who. Jackson, an A-list filmmaker who can command tens of millions of dollars to direct a feature, claimed all he wanted to helm a Doctor Who episode was a Tardis, which is a hell of a bargain if you ask us.
Things are tough all over, but you know things are really rough when the FX business hits financial hard times.
Doctor Who is fifty? Has it really been that long? Although Doctor Who’s been around forever, it’s still insane to believe the show has finally hit the big 5-0.
The reviews weren’t stellar, there were many complaints about the lengthy running time and 48 frames per second, and Peter Jackson also had to endure accusations of being greedy for diving the story into three segments, but there’s clearly no stopping The Hobbit.
King Kong is one of the most important films in genre history because it inspired so many people to make their own wonderful adventures when they grew up.
Whether there will ever be a Halo movie or not is one of the longest running sagas in the world of gaming.
So The Hobbit didn’t get the greatest reviews, with many critics finding it somewhat drawn out.
Despite mediocre reviews and controversies over its 48 frames per second tech, Tolkien fans were out in force this weekend for the opening of The Hobbit.
The controversy over 48 frames a second is not dying down.
Although we geeks take our genre favorites very seriously, we also have a sense of humor, and can indeed take a joke, even about The Hobbit or LOTR.
New Line Cinema has posted a lengthy featurette depicting the world behind The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.