Peter Jackson

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Peter Jackson

New Zealand film director, producer, actor, and screenwriteradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1961.

Countries: United States (38%), United Kingdom (17%), (13%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Lovely Bones (film), The Lord of the Rings, Fran Walsh

Linked to: Weta Workshop, Bungie, Miramax, Universal Studios




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Peter Jackson was born in 1961 add something


The Lord of the Rings (film series) - Director Peter Jackson first came into contact with "The Lord of the Rings" when he saw Ralph Bakshi's 1978 animated film "The Lord of the Rings"


Over four years Jackson's first feature, Bad Taste, grew in haphazard fashion from a short film into a 90-minute splatter comedy, with many of Jackson's friends acting and working on it for free. add something


In May 1987, Bad Taste was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival, where rights to the film quickly sold to twelve countries. add something


Bad Taste - "'Bad Taste"' is a 1987 splatter science fiction horror comedy film directed, written, produced, photographed, co-edited by and co-starring Peter Jackson, who made most of the makeup and special effects


RifRaf - RifRaf worked on design and construction of puppets for Peter Jackson's 1989 "Meet the Feebles"


Kate Winslet - In 1992, Winslet attended a casting call for Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures in London.


Bill Ralston - Ralston played zoo official Stewart in Peter Jackson's 1992 splatter film "Braindead"


Released in 1994 after Jackson won a race to bring the story to the screen, Heavenly Creatures marked a major change for Jackson in terms of both style and tone. add something


Clive Merrison - Merrison played the onscreen father of Kate Winslet in the 1994 movie "Heavenly Creatures", directed by Peter Jackson and he played the traditionalist headmaster in Alan Bennett's "The History Boys", filmed in 2006


Mario Lanza - The persona and music of Mario Lanza are featured in the 1994 Peter Jackson film "Heavenly Creatures


Salome - In 1995, the hoax mockumentary of Peter Jackson and Costa Botes, Forgotten Silver, claimed that fictional film-maker Colin McKenzie produced the first ever feature film based on the life of Salome during the early part of the 20th Century


Charles Starkweather - The 1996 Peter Jackson film "The Frighteners" features a central plot elements with a Starkweather-inspired killer who goes on a similar murder spree complete with a kidnapped female accomplice


In 1997, the director submitted a lengthy criticism of the Commission for a magazine supplement meant to celebrate the body's 20th anniversary, criticising what he called inconsistent decision-making by inexperienced board members. add something


Peter Jackson won the rights to film J. R. R. Tolkien's epic in 1997 after meeting with producer Saul Zaentz. add something


Viggo Mortensen - Another major mainstream breakthrough came in 1999, when Peter Jackson cast him as Aragorn in "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Shelob was designed in 1999, with the body based on a tunnelweb spider and the head with numerous growths selected by Peter Jackson's children from one of many sculpts


Sean Astin - In the early 2000s, Astin experienced a career breakthrough with his role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, released in 2001, 2002 and 2003


J. R. R. Tolkien - From 2001 to 2003, New Line Cinema released "The Lord of the Rings" as a trilogy of live-action films that were filmed in New Zealand and directed by Sir Peter Jackson


Hugo Weaving - He garnered additional acclaim in the role of Elrond in Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of "The Lord of the Rings", released between 2001 and 2003


Christopher Tolkien - In 2001, he received some attention for his stance toward "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson


Middle-earth in video games - Thereafter, no official "The Lord of the Rings" titles were released until the making of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy for New Line Cinema in 2001-2003, when mass-market awareness of the story appeared


Jackson was appointed a Companion in the New Zealand Order of Merit, in the 2002 New Year Honours. add something


The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - "'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"' is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"


Fay Wray - In 2004, Wray was approached by director Peter Jackson to appear in a small cameo for the 2005 remake of "King Kong"


The Lovely Bones (film) - In April 2004, producers Peter Jackson, Fran_Walsh, and Philippa Boyens entered negotiations to develop the project


The film was released on 14 December 2005, and grossed around US$550 million worldwide. add something


Edmund Hillary - In 2005 a poll conducted by Reader's Digest put Hillary as "New Zealand's most trusted individual", beating cyclist Sarah Ulmer and film director Peter Jackson.


Thomas Kretschmann - In 2005, Kretschmann won a role in Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong", where he worked again with Adrien Brody, with whom he costarred in "The Pianist"


Wolf Totem (film) - In 2005, the corporation entered an agreement with New Zealand director Peter Jackson and his company Weta Digital to co-produce a film adaptation


King Kong - The novelization of the 2005 movie was written by Christopher Golden, based on the screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson, which was, of course, in turn based on the original story by Merian C. Cooper & Edgar Wallace


James Newton Howard - On October 14, 2005, it was officially announced that James Newton Howard would replace Howard Shore as composer for "King Kong", due to "differing creative aspirations for the score" between Shore and director Peter Jackson


Jackson is set to make games with Microsoft Game Studios, a partnership announced on 27 September 2006, at X06. add something


In November 2006, a letter from Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh stated that due to an ongoing legal dispute between Wingnut Films (Jackson's production company) and New Line Cinema, Jackson would not be directing the film. add something


The Film Foundation - In 2006, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang_Lee and Alexander Payne joined them


Naomi Novik - In September 2006, Peter Jackson optioned the Temeraire


On 18 December 2007, it was announced that Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema had reached agreement to make two prequels, both based on The Hobbit, and to be released in 2012 and 2013 with Jackson as a writer and executive producer and Guillermo del Toro directing. add something


Stephen Fry - In 2007, Fry wrote a script for a remake of "The Dam Busters" for director Peter Jackson


Steven Moffat - In October 2007 it was reported that Moffat would be scripting a trilogy of "The Adventures of Tintin" films for directors Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson


He donated his services and provided replica aircraft to create a 10 minute multimedia display called Over the Front for the Australian War Memorial in 2008. add something


The film was never officially cancelled and in late June 2008 Peter Jackson commented that, "With upcoming developments, I wouldn't know when to expect a movie, and I'm the producer. add something


Sam Raimi - In 2008, Guillermo del Toro was selected as the director, with Peter Jackson as the executive producer


Guillermo del Toro - In April 2008, del Toro was hired by Peter Jackson to direct the live-action film adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"


In 2009, he purchased a Gulfstream G550 jet; his total net worth is estimated by National Business Review at NZ$450 million. add something


However on 27 July 2009, in an interview about his new movie District 9, he said that Halo: Chronicles had been cancelled, while Microsoft confirmed that the game is "on hold". add something


Jackson completed an adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller, The Lovely Bones, which was released in the United States on 11 December 2009. add something


Jon Hopkins - In 2009 Hopkins collaborated with Brian Eno and Leo Abrahams to score the Peter Jackson film "The Lovely Bones


Jake Abel - In 2009, Abel shortly appeared in Peter Jackson's film "The Lovely Bones" based on the Alice Sebold novel


Stanley Tucci - In 2009, Tucci portrayed George Harvey, a pedophile and serial killer of young girls, in "The Lovely Bones", Peter Jackson's adaptation of Alice Sebold's novel, for which he received Golden Globe and Academy *award nominations


Steven Spielberg - In early 2009, Spielberg shot the first film in a planned trilogy of motion capture films based on The Adventures of Tintin, written by Belgian artist Herge, with Peter Jackson.


Alice Sebold - The novel was adapted into a 2009 film of the same name by Peter Jackson


The Lovely Bones (film) - "'The Lovely Bones"' is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan


Alive in Joburg - On August 14, 2009, Sony Pictures released a film adaptation entitled "District 9" directed by Neill Blomkamp with executive production by Peter Jackson, and featuring Sharlto Copley and Jason Cope, who were involved in "Alive in Joburg"


Rose McIver - McIver's big screen debut was in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of "The Lovely Bones", which received its U.S. release on 11 December 2009


However, in early 2010, del Toro dropped out of directing the film because of production delays and a month later Jackson was in negotiations to direct The Hobbit after all; and on October 15 he was finalised as the director—with New Zealand confirmed as the location a couple of weeks later. add something


In 2010 he was advanced to Knight Companion of New Zealand. add something


The investiture ceremony took place at Premier House in Wellington on 28 April 2010. add something


Hugo Weaving - In March, the Sydney Theatre Company and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced that STC's 2010 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya would be reprised in Washington, D.C. during the month of August In April, months of speculation finally ended when Weaving appeared on "The Hobbit"'s New Zealand set, shortly before a production spokesman officially confirmed the actor's return as Elrond in Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy to "The Lord of the Rings"


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - The film's screenplay was written by Peter Jackson, his longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro, who was originally chosen to direct the film before leaving the project in 2010


Alice Sebold - "The Lovely Bones" remained on "The New York Times" Bestseller list for over one year and was adapted into a 2010 film of the same name by Peter Jackson


In 2011, Jackson and Walsh purchased 1 Kent Place, the home of BATS Theatre in Wellington , effectively securing the theatre's future. add something


In December 2011, Spielberg confirmed a sequel to his 3D movie will be made and are said to be based on "The Seven Crystal Balls" and "Prisoners of the Sun" add something


Luke O'Brien - At the start of the 2011 season, Luke did not feature under Peter Jackson


Luke Evans - In 2011, he shot "No One Lives", a psychological horror film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, in New Orleans, and began filming a role in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", playing the role of Bard the Bowman


Hugo Weaving - Del Toro eventually left the project; Peter Jackson decided to direct the films himself but Weaving was not officially confirmed in the cast until May 2011


The Hobbit (film series) - On 27 May 2011, Peter Jackson announced via Facebook that Orlando Bloom would reprise his role as Legolas


Barry Humphries - On 19 June 2011, it was announced that Humphries would play the role of the Goblin King in Peter Jackson's three-part adaptation of Tolkien's "The Hobbit", due for release in December 2012 and 2013 and July 2014


Gad Elmaleh - The film, which was directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson, was released on October 26, 2011 in Belgium and on December 23, 2011 in the United States


He was to be the executive producer on a "Halo" film, developed and released by Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox but in October 2006 the film was postponed indefinitely add something


In February 2012, Spielberg revealed to "Total Film" that they had completed a story outline for the sequel add something


Kathleen Kennedy said the script might be done by February or March 2012 and motion-captured in summer 2012, so that the movie will be on track to be released on either Christmas 2014 or summer 2015 add something


On 30 July 2012, Peter Jackson announced via his Facebook page that the two planned 'Hobbit' movies would be expanded into a trilogy add something


Cate Blanchett - It was announced that Blanchett will reprise her role as Galadriel in Jackson's upcoming films of The Hobbit in 2012 and 2013, filmed in New Zealand.


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - "'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"' is a 2012 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson


The Hobbit (film series) - At an industry event screening in April 2012, Peter Jackson showed a ten-minute clip of the film, and the new High Frame Rate 48 fps format received "an underwhelming reaction at best", while "Variety" stated that the footage "looked distinctively sharper and more immediate than everything shown before it, giving the 3D smoother movement and crisp sharpness"


Evangeline Lilly - In 2012 Lilly will play the role of the Woodland Elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson's upcoming three-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit", due for release in December 2012 and 2013 and currently in production in New Zealand


As of March 2013, Jackson is currently in talk with "Steven Moffat" to direct an episode of the long running BBC Science Fiction drama "Doctor Who" add something


On March 12, 2013, in a visit to India to celebrate the success of his film "Lincoln", Spielberg was asked by "The Times of India" about the status of the Tintin sequel add something


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - "'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"' is a 2013 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - On 4 November 2013, a special Desolation of Smaug live online fan event, hosted by Anderson Cooper in New York, was held across eleven different cities with participants including Peter Jackson, Jed Brophy, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Andy Serkis and Richard Armitage


In December 2014, Jackson will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something


The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - "'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"' is a 2014 epic fantasy adventure film, directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro


The Adventures of Tintin (film) - In December 2014, Peter Jackson said that the "Tintin" sequel would be made "at some point soon", although he intends to focus on directing two New Zealand films before that


In response, Spielberg said, "Don't hold me to it, but we're hoping the film will come out around Christmas-time in 2015 add something


Coen Brothers - Only six other directors have won three Oscars for the same film, a distinction the duo shares with Billy Wilder, James L. Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Peter Jackson and later Alejandro González Iñárritu in 2015


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - An extended edition of the film had a limited re-release on October 5, 2015, accompanied by a special greeting from Peter Jackson


The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - An extended edition of the film had a limited re-release on 7 October 2015, accompanied by a special greeting from Peter Jackson


In June 2016, Spielberg confirmed the sequel is coming, but Jackson is working on a secret project in the meantime add something


In October 2016, Jackson announced that the film would be his next project as producer and co-writer, alongside Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens once again add something


However, Jackson still holds movie rights as of October 2017 add something


Stephen Lang (actor) - In March of 2017, it was announced that Lang had joined the cast of the film "Mortal Engines", which Peter Jackson is producing for Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital


Stephen Lang (actor) - In March 2017, it was announced that Lang had joined the cast of the film "Mortal Engines", which Peter Jackson is producing for Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital


On 16 October 2018 Jackson's film "They Shall Not Grow Old" was premiered as the Special Presentation at the BFI London Film Festival, attended by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge add something


The film is scheduled for broadcast on BBC Two on 11 November 2018 add something


It premiered on 27 November 2018 in London add something


On January 30, 2019, the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles' final public performance, Jackson announced that his next directorial work would be a documentary film about the making of their final album "Let It Be" add something


Let It Be (1970 film) - In 2019, it was announced that a new version of the film incorporating previously-unseen footage, directed by Peter Jackson, would be released to coincide with the album and film's fiftieth anniversary, and will be followed by a remastered re-release of the original film


Let It Be (1970 film) - It was later announced on January 30, 2019, the fiftieth anniversary of The Beatles' rooftop concert, that the new film, built around "55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio" from the original 1969 sessions will be directed by Peter Jackson using the same restoration techniques of his acclaimed World War I documentary "They Shall Not Grow Old"


James Cameron - In June 2019, Cameron announced a joint business venture with fellow movie director, Peter Jackson, to produce plant-based meat, cheese, and dairy products in New Zealand