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Peter Jackson Reveals How Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Actresses
Peter Jackson Reveals How Harvey Weinstein Blacklisted Actresses
After Harvey Weinstein’s extensive history of sexual harassment and assault allegations were exposed, so too were the former film executive’s disturbingly zealous attempts to silence his victims. As many of the brave women to come forward have revealed, Weinstein often threatened to ruin their careers, and some of them found their Hollywood access limited as a result of rejecting or attempting to speak out against his aggressive advances. Still, questions have lingered about exactly how Weinstein effectively stifled the careers of these actresses, including Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino. In a new interview, filmmaker Peter Jackson sheds some additional light on one of the industry’s darkest corners.
Peter Jackson Shares Concept Art From ‘Mortal Engines’
Peter Jackson Shares Concept Art From ‘Mortal Engines’
It’s been a quiet few years for New Zealand filmmaker Peter Jackson. After the director completed his (perhaps ill-advised) trilogy of movies based on the original The Hobbit novel, Jackson has mostly kept his focus on long-developing projects, including the sequel to 2011’s The Adventures of Tintin and his rumored adaptation of Philip Reeve’s beloved Predator Cities series. And earlier this week, Jackson shared a first look at some of the concept art from the latter film.
Hugo Weaving Joins Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’
Hugo Weaving Joins Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’
A new supersized project from Peter Jackson is slowly but surely making its way over the horizon: Jackson is producing a film based on Philip Reeve’s dystopian steampunk adventure book Mortal Engines, and the cast is gradually filling out. The latest addition is someone who’s become a bit of a Jackson regular — Hugo Weaving, also known as either Elrond or Agent Smith or V, depending on which kind of genre fiction you prefer, has joined the cast of the movie.
Peter Jackson Casts Three New Additions for ‘Mortal Engines’
Peter Jackson Casts Three New Additions for ‘Mortal Engines’
Peter Jackson’s been laying low as he’s prepared for his grand return to the director’s chair. Three years have passed since his final dalliance with the Hobbit series of films, and he’s been slowly building steam over the past few months for his next epic undertaking, Mortal Engines, an adaptation of the young adult novel series from Philip Reeve. It sounds like a typically ambitious project for Jackson, recreating the books’ colossal engine-powered mobile cities, but he’s raring and ready to go. And today brings him one step closer to an actual start of production as he ramps up his casting with three new additions — a “hey, that guy!” character actor, a musical sensation, and an unknown.
We’re Not Monkeying Around With These ‘King Kong’ Secrets
We’re Not Monkeying Around With These ‘King Kong’ Secrets
If you saw 2005’s King Kong, you saw the great ape take on a giant T. rex. But did you know that scene was a close recreation of a similar battle in the original 1933 King Kong? In fact, both versions end with Kong playing with the jaw of the dead dinosaur. (Spoiler alert.) That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’ Gets December 2018 Release
Peter Jackson’s ‘Mortal Engines’ Gets December 2018 Release
Peter Jackson, never one to shy away from ambitious literary adaptations, is back at it again with Mortal Engines, the first book in Philip Reeve’s sprawling steampunk-science fiction epic series about a dystopian world that’s home to giant cities that travel the land on wheels. Now, his film has an official holiday-friendly release date of December 14, 2018.
Peter Jackson Enlisting His ‘LOTR’ Gang for ‘Mortal Engines’
Peter Jackson Enlisting His ‘LOTR’ Gang for ‘Mortal Engines’
Peter Jackson has been pretty much out of the spotlight since his Hobbit trilogy wrapped, but he’s ready to start on his next project, and, surprise, it’s another ambitious literary adaptation. Jackson and his Lord of the Rings crew, including Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, are teaming up again to bring Philip Reeve’s four-part Mortal Engines series to the big screen.
Peter Jackson Is Making a Secret Film For Steven Spielberg
Peter Jackson Is Making a Secret Film For Steven Spielberg
Following the epic (and epically not great) Hobbit trilogy, we all kind of assumed that Peter Jackson would take a little break from filmmaking. A blockbuster trilogy is exhausting and the guy has clearly earned a good nap or two. In news that may come as a bit of a surprise, it looks like the filmmaker is not only planning a new project, but he’s already begun working on it in secret — well, not so secret anymore, as Steven Spielberg has spilled the beans.
In-Home Screening Room Draws Support From Major Filmmakers
In-Home Screening Room Draws Support From Major Filmmakers
Last week, we took note of a new business venture called Screening Room spearheaded by Napster founder Sean Parker. The proposed service would digitally stream the latest major-studio theatrical releases into the confines of private American homes for a hefty estimated fee of $50 on the same day as in-theater premieres, rendering a trip to the local cineplex less necessary than ever. Naturally, this radical new strategy would change the entire face of the industry, and has accordingly raised hackles on the production, distribution, and exhibition sides of Hollywood. As movie theaters struggle to stay relevant and profitable, Parker’s every press conference sounds like a death knell. And this weekend, both sides of this instantly contentious debate dug in their heels on their positions.

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