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Peter Jackson One Step Closer to Directing ‘Doctor Who’ in New Zealand

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BBC / Alberto E. Rodriguez, Getty Images

For all the overseas talent that doesn't get its due recognition at award ceremonies like the Emmys, 'Doctor Who' has long been one of our favorites. Recently, 'Doctor Who' and 'Lord of the Rings' fans alike were delighted to hear that interest had been expressed back and forth for director Peter Jackson to helm a New Zealand-based 'Doctor Who' episode, but could it actually happen? And when would the episode shoot?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Movies

Lord of the Rings
Warner Bros.

It’s “Tolkien Week,” which means people all around the world are celebrating that literary genius who gave us ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ book series, and therefore the corresponding movie adaptations. Aside from that, though, it’s

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‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Now Has New Titles and Release Dates

The Hobbit
Warner Bros./MGM

So we're exceptionally curious about 'The Hobbit' films now that Peter Jackson and company have decided to transform two pictures into three. We have no idea if this was a good decision, or just a chance to take advantage of audiences that fell in love with the first three films. What we do know are the titles of the trilogy and their release dates.

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‘The Hobbit’ in 48-Frame Version Getting a Limited Release

'The Hobbit' Trilogy
Warner Bros.

Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. introduced 'The Hobbit' to CinemaCon this year with a 48 frames-per-second version that didn't go over too well with many who were present for the convention. Now comes word that Warner Bros. will do a limited release for the 48 FPS version.

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Watch Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ Through Fancy 3D Glasses

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Now that we know Peter Jackson plans on diving his upcoming adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ into three distinct chapters, fans are going to want to grab a pair of nerdy unique 3D glasses that no doubt will contribute to the wondrous experience of venturing back to Middle Earth again and again (and again). RealD 3D has you covered.

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Peter Jackson Officially Announces a Third ‘Hobbit’ Film for Summer 2014

'The Hobbit' Trilogy
Warner Bros.

As was previously rumored, director Peter Jackson officially announced this morning that 'The Hobbit' would be a trilogy and a third film will be released. Full details below:

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Weekly Dose of Ridiculous: ‘Battle Royale,’ ‘Hobbit’ Trilogy, Scorsese and Siri, and Raggedy Ann

Battle Royale
Toei Company

While you were getting pumped about the Olympics (yeah, no one does this), we were reporting on the week's most ridiculous news. From a 'Battle Royale' TV series on -- wait for it -- the CW to Martin Scorsese trying to convince us he uses Siri, we've got a breakdown of the worst and most absurd news from this week, in case you weren't paying attention.

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‘The Hobbit’ Will Likely be a Trilogy

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Word out of Comic Con 2012 was that Peter Jackson is thinking about turning 'The Hobbit' - his two part prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings Trilogy' and adaptation of the J.R.R. Tolkien classic  - into a trilogy. This was not just idle talk as he and the studios are now in "deep negotiations."

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Comic-Con 2012: Is Peter Jackson Considering Turning ‘The Hobbit’ Into a Trilogy?

Peter Jackson
Warner Bros.

After the Comic-Con 2012 panel for 'The Hobbit' Peter Jackson met with reporters and was asked about the rumors that they're working on some additional filming and if that might mean there could actually be three 'Hobbit' films. Here's what he had to say...

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‘The Hobbit’ Scrolling Banner Reveals 10 Scenes From the Movie

'The Hobbit' movie images

After Warner Bros. released 10 snapshots from 'The Hobbit' movie and Peter Jackson unveiled the latest poster for Comic-Con 2012 on his Facebook page, fans of both the book and 'The Lord of the Rings' franchise have been waiting to get their hands on the next sneak peek. Well, it's finally here in the form of a lengthy scrolling image that reveals 10 scenes from the upcoming movie (the first two are shown above).

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