‘Evil Dead Rise’: Aussie Actresses Alyssa Sutherland & Lily Sullivan Join HBO Max Horror Flick – Begins Filming Next Month In New Zealand

A new Evil Dead movie, titled Evil Dead Rise, is coming from New Line Cinema with franchise stewards Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell attached to produce. The horror project is heading to WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max from Lee Cronin, who will write and direct. We finally know the first two actors that have joinedContinue reading “‘Evil Dead Rise’: Aussie Actresses Alyssa Sutherland & Lily Sullivan Join HBO Max Horror Flick – Begins Filming Next Month In New Zealand”

‘Lord of The Rings’: Amazon Series Officially Adds 20 New Cast Members Including Benjamin Walker and Peter Mullan

Amazon Studios have announced today 20 brand new casting additions to their massive Lord of The Rings series which is currently shooting in Auckland, New Zealand. After a pause due to COVID-19 had resumed filming back in September. Their massive announcement sees the additions of actors such as Lenny Henry, Peter Mullan (Trainspotting, Children ofContinue reading “‘Lord of The Rings’: Amazon Series Officially Adds 20 New Cast Members Including Benjamin Walker and Peter Mullan”

Hugo Weaving Has Zero Interest In Joining Amazon’s ‘Lord of The Rings’ Series

It was recently revealed by Aussie actor Hugo Weaving that he was keen on returning to the Agent Smith role for Lana Wachowski’s Matrix 4, but the director ultimately decided against it.  However, when it comes to being asked to reprise the role of Elrond in future Middle-Earth projects such as Amazon’s Lord of TheContinue reading “Hugo Weaving Has Zero Interest In Joining Amazon’s ‘Lord of The Rings’ Series”

Amazon’s ‘Lord of The Rings’ Series Might Resume Production In New Zealand Next Month

New Zealand’s Star News says that fellow Kiwi outlet, The New Zealand Herald, is reporting from an “insider” that production on Amazon’s billion-dollar Lord of The Rings series is expected to resume shooting next month. Filming had paused in mid-March due concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon’s giant Lord of the Rings shoot is setContinue reading “Amazon’s ‘Lord of The Rings’ Series Might Resume Production In New Zealand Next Month”

Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-Based Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated

Today, it was officially announced via Variety that Weta Digital will be expanding it’s operations with a new animation division called Weta Animated. Peter Jackson’s company based in New Zealand has been one of the leading forces in digital visual effects along industry peers such as Industrial Light & Magic. They’ve hired Prem Akkaraju toContinue reading “Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-Based Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated”

‘Avatar’ Sequels Have Officially Resumed Production In New Zealand

Yesterday, producer Jon Landau announced via his Instagram account (has oddly removed all his previous tweets) that the Avatar sequels have now resumed the live-action portion of the filming in Wellington, New Zealand. Production is taking place at the Stone Street Studios facility. Jon posted this image from the set. LANDAU: “Used my iPhone toContinue reading “‘Avatar’ Sequels Have Officially Resumed Production In New Zealand”