Peter Jackson
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New Zealand
2018

Weta Digital

Peter
Jackson

Film Director

It’s hard enough to get one epic film trilogy under your belt, but Jackson already has two  — “The Lord of the Rings” (which won him three Oscars) and “The Hobbit.” And he managed to do it completely outside the Hollywood system by using Weta, his state-of-the-art digital studio and VFX facility in New Zealand, where he spent most of the past two decades creating arguably the most ambitious and technically impressive fantasy epics in cinema history. In between, he helmed films as varied as the 2005 spectacle “King Kong,” with four Oscar nods and one win, and 2009 drama “The Lovely Bones.” And now, Christmas 2018 brings the post-apocalyptic thriller “Mortal Engines,” on which he re-teamed with “Hobbit” screenwriters Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

Career

  • THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
  • HEAVENLY CREATURES

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Tom Holkenborg, AKA Junkie XL, Scoring Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines'

Tom Holkenborg, AKA Junkie XL, Scoring Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines'

Tom Holkenborg, also known as Junkie XL, confirmed on Thursday that he is composing the music for "Mortal Engines," the Peter Jackson-Fran Walsh-produced sci-fi film based on the Philip Reeve novel.https://twitter.com/Junkie_XL/status/1037717190894444544Christian Rivers is directing the film based on a script by Jackson, Walsh, and Philippa Boyens, who collaborated on the "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" trilogies. "It's a dream come true working with Christian and being welcomed into Peter's WingNut Films family," Holkenborg said on social media."Traveling to their...

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