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Articles Tagged 'Peter Jackson'


First Look: London is Transformed into a Steampunk Hellhole in ‘Mortal Engines’ Trailer

Shopping for the holidays on Oxford Street might feel a bit nightmarish, but in first trailer for Mortal Engines, the capital city’s vibe is full-fledged dystopia. It shows a post-apocalyptic London — recognizable from St Paul’s Cathedral and the Trafalgar Square lions — wrenched free of the ground and transformed into a mechanized, mobile monster: Based on Philip Reeve‘s best-selling […]


Gee Wizard! Ian McKellen Says He Could Play Gandalf Again

Sir Ian McKellen has nearly 60 years of acting experience on stage and screen, but his most famous role is probably Gandalf. The veteran thesp first played J.R.R. Tolkien‘s iconic wizard in director Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy, then reprised the role in Jackson’s The Hobbit movies. Now he’s suggested that he could return […]


Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: A Song for River Song

Welcome to the Doctor Who’s Day roundup, a cornucopia of extracurricular Whovian effluvia from across the internet (and several dimensions beyond). This week, we’re in shock from the manner in which the Doctor escaped that perfect cell, we’re on tenterhooks to find out what will happen on Gallifrey this week (of which more in a […]


WATCH: Peter Jackson’s ‘Doctor Who’ Contract Arrives

What you’re about to witness is far from definitive, and may possibly be just a lark for all concerned. But this morning (November 30), Peter Jackson, the director of the Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit movies and confirmed Doctor Who fan, posted the following video on his Facebook page. It’s a reply of sorts to […]

Benedict Cumberbatch

WATCH: How to Portray Your Dragon, by Benedict Cumberbatch

In preparation for the final part of Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogy—The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, which will hit cinemas on December 17—the multi-disc release of part two is imminent, and with it comes some particularly glorious extras. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes out on November 4, and the Blu-ray 3D has […]

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston Takes a Trip to ‘Skull Island’

Would it be too cheeky to assume that the producers of the new King Kong prequel didn’t spend very long casting their new leading man? I mean, it seems temptingly plausible that they’ll have looked at the script, read the title Skull Island and immediately cast a lead actor whose face is almost entirely made […]

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