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Dambusters filming set for next year

Christian Rivers and Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson has finished filming The Lovely Bones, and is now moving on to producing the first Tintin film as well as The Dambusters.

Actor Andy Serkis, who will play Captain Haddock in the Tintin films, told BBC radio that filming will begin in September in Los Angeles, with Spielberg as director and Jackson as producer. Serkis, best known for Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, said Jackson will direct the second Tintin adventure, and Jackson and Spielberg may jointly direct the third.

Read the full story at stuff.co.nz.

Posted in Andy Serkis, LotR Cast News, Other Crew, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Nebula Award for Guillermo del Toro!

Pans LabryinthWe’re a bit belated in picking this up, but at the end of April Guillermo del Toro won a major fantasy prize: The Nebula Award for best movie script in 2007, for Pan’s Labyrinth! This award came just before Guillermo confirmed he would be joining Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens in writing the film scripts for The Hobbit and F2. Congratulations Guillermo! (The full list of Nebula Award winners is available from Locus Magazine.)

Posted in Director news, Guillermo Del Toro

Weta’s work on Narnia chronicled in Detail

Richard TaylorThe four Pevensie children, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, reappear on the big screen this month in the second installment of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series. New Zealand director Andrew Adamson was responsible for bringing to the silver screen the first two chronicles, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian. For each movie an entire world had to be created with a history, landscape, creatures big and small, weapons and clothing. And who could be called on to undertake such a mammoth task other than the staff at special effects company Weta Workshop? Read more at the NZ Herald [NZ Herald]

Posted in Richard Taylor, WETA Workshop