With more than two dozen films under his belt and three dozen awards, Richard Taylor, the founder and creative director of New Zealand film-props and effects powerhouse Weta Workshop, has managed to…
Weta Workshop is the oldest of Peter Jackson's five companies, and the hardest to define. And that's the way they like it. Richard Taylor, who runs Weta Workshop with his wife, Tania Rodger, believes…
After working on such films as the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies, Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures is pairing up with Heavy Metal to adapt Image Comics’ “Rat Queens” into an animated…
Rosamund Pike is set to voice Lady Penelope in the re-invention of the popular kids TV series "Thunderbirds Are Go!" Pike, who will also star in David Fincher's adaptation of bestselling tome "Gone…
New Zealand may be one of the top territories successfully luring big-budget productions, but the rest of its film and TV sector is firing on all cylinders as well. For the first time, the industry's…
'District 9' writer-director Neill Blomkamp delivers a less dazzling but absorbing and intelligent bit of futurism.
Cult kids' classic "Thunderbirds" are go again, 50 years after the puppet show bowed in the U.K. and took the world by storm.
Not many films have faced as many makeup challenges as Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". . .
FremantleMedia has inked with Baz Luhrmann's regular writer Craig Pearce to develop Kimberley Cutter's bestseller about Joan of Arc, "The Maid," into a TV drama series for international auds.
With the first installment of "The Hobbit" out in theaters, Warner Bros. is looking to turn the trilogy into a major moneymaker in the retail aisle.
While Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" delivers more of what made his earlier trilogy so compelling -- it doesn't offer nearly enough novelty to justify the three-film, nine-hour…