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Archive for the ‘PJ’s Other Films’ Category

Peter Jackson’s Bad Taste is Returning!

Ataahua sends this in: Get out your chainsaws! PJ’s first feature film, the 1987 comedy-splatter flick Bad Taste, is being remastered and will be re-released in cinemas next year. This is the film that Peter co-wrote, directed, produced, starred in, and also did the makeup and cinematography for. More..

Posted in Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – April 24, 2011

Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

Posted in Calendar, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Miscellaneous, Movie Return of the King, Other production, PJ's Other Films, The Hobbit, Community, Uncategorized, WETA Digital

TORn goes to the King Kong 360 3-D Premiere!

It’s here! KING KONG 360 3-D opens TODAY at Universal Studios Hollywood! To launch the highly-anticipated, next-generation attraction featuring the famed 25’ tall gorilla, Hollywood stars, and TORn’s very own Quickbeam, gathered at the premiere to be the first visitors to take the ride. Peter Jackson, appeared 3-D via an enormous HD flat screen monitor to introduce the ground-breaking 3D technology that is employed in the new attraction. Check out’s unfettered access to the attraction, the park and the folks on the red carpet!

And if you are in Los Angeles soon, don’t forget to take the Universal Studios backlot tour to see KING KONG 3-D for yourself! [Learn More]

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Miscellaneous, Other Events, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Peter Jackson’s KING KONG continues his trek through LA…

We received more images and video of a very large animal trekking its way to Universal Studios! This time, it is leaving a path of destruction through Los Angeles’s famous Santa Monica Pier. Check out the video above, and we’ve got a few great photos posted after the break. (Obviously this is a promotion for Peter Jackson’s KING KONG 360 3-D Ride that will be opening at Universal Studios Hollywood very soon – and since it is such a fun promotion, we just have to share it with you all!)

Posted in Events, Miscellaneous, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Who will helm ‘The Hobbit’?

In case you were unplugged and off the information grid all weekend, broke the story that Guillermo del Toro has stepped away from directing duties on two planned (hoped for) films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” We are assured (by one of the super-good inside sources) that GDT’s DNA in the form of script and design and pre-viz work will remain in place, new director willing. And why would they find a director who isn’t willing or wants to revisit the same work?

After getting over the shock and feeling the loss of our message board member’s departure, and wishing him all the best, the question now becomes: Who will direct “The Hobbit”? We have some ideas and maybe even some insights. (more…)

Posted in Director news, Director Rumors, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, MGM, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films, Studios, WETA Workshop

PJ ‘may direct The Hobbit’

Sir Peter Jackson says he will step into the breach and direct The Hobbit himself if it becomes the only way to ensure the US$150 million (NZ$219m) film is made after the sudden departure of director Guillermo del Toro.

Wellington Chamber of Commerce has said that the film is worth “many millions of dollars” to Wellington’s economy and further delays may mean the film does not start shooting until next year.

Del Toro announced yesterday he had quit the The Lord of the Rings prequel over frustration with repeated delays. He had commitments to other films and said his resignation was “the hardest decision I’ve ever taken”. Read more

Posted in Director news, Director Rumors, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, MGM, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films, Production, The Hobbit

One Big King Kong Contest!

Kaitlin from sends this in: I read your article on King Kong invading Dodger stadium and I thought the “King Kong’s Path to Universal Studios Hollywood” short film competition on Zooppa would tie in nicely.

A total of $15,000 in cash will be awarded to the best short films depicting Kong’s journey back to Hollywood. Universal Studios Hollywood plans to use the winning videos in the park, online, and for broadcast.

Here is a link to the competition page on Zooppa. (more…)

Posted in Contests, Events, PJ's Other Films, Studios

Peter Jackson’s Kong invades Dodgers Stadium

Promotion continues for Peter Jackson’s KING KONG 360 3-D Ride at Universal Studios!

Catastrophe stuck at Dodger stadium early yesterday morning, when giant ape footprints were found lining the baseball field, tracking from home plate through to center field. Further investigations revealed that the footprints belonged to none other than King Kong, who had decided to monkey around in the famous stadium on his way to headlining a new attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, King Kong 360 3-D.

Posted in Director news, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Peter Jackson on the New King Kong 360 3-D Ride

From CraveOnline: “King Kong” will re-emerge in July as a new signature attraction created under the direction of Peter Jackson on the famed Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour. “King Kong 360 3-D” will combine thrilling visceral effects with the world’s largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience.

CraveOnline has posted this exclusive clip featuring Jackson talking about the mythology and story behind the attraction and how the attraction will work.

Posted in Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

KING KONG 360 3-D – Coming Summer 2010!

Universal City, California–King Kong, among the screen’s most powerful and enduring icons, will re-emerge in Summer 2010 as a new signature attraction created under the direction of Peter Jackson on the famed Universal Studios HollywoodSM Studio Tour.

“King Kong 360 3-D” Created by Peter Jackson will be the world’s largest most intense 3D experience on the planet, combining thrilling visceral effects to create a next-generation theme park experience. (more…)

Posted in Events, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films, Studios

CNN: Peter Jackson stands up for his ‘Bones’

(CNN) — Before “The Lovely Bones,” the aughts had been a charmed decade for Peter Jackson.

It began with the one-two-three punch of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, a juggernaut that grossed almost $4 billion worldwide at the box office and won 17 Oscars — 11 of those, including best picture and best director, for the final chapter, “The Return of the King.”

Jackson followed “Rings” with his 2005 remake of “King Kong,” which was another huge success both at the box office and with critics. He donned his producer’s hat for 2009’s “District 9,” a low-budget South African film that made $200 million worldwide and was nominated for best picture. [Read Full Story]

Posted in Director Rumors, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films

Lovely Bones Street Date: April 20th

Tom from sends along news the Peter Jackons’s ‘The Lovely Bones’ will be out on DVD and Blu-ray on April 20th. More details: Paramount Home Entertainment has announced 1-disc DVD ($19.99) and 2-disc Blu-ray ($29.99) releases of The Lovely Bones for the 20th April. We have no word on any extra material for the 1-disc DVD – if anything is included we’ll let you know just as soon as we hear anything. The 2-disc Blu-ray however will include an extensive production diary in 15 segments hosted by Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens that follows the film’s shoot and post-production work on the visual effects. More..

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Posted in DVDs, Merchandise, Peter Jackson, PJ's Other Films, Saoirse Ronan