Peter Jackson-Backed Movie Museum Wins Approval

“Hobbits, Orcs, Ents and maybe even some Na’vi are getting their own museum in New Zealand’s capital city,” writes Nancy Tartaglione in an article for Deadline.

The project – a combined movie museum and convention center, backed by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Richard Taylor has today won approval from Wellington’s City Council.

“We’ve been talking about the movie museum ever since the Lord Of The Rings took off in the early 2000s, and finally we’re getting some traction,” said Justin Lester, Wellington Deputy Mayor.

“It will span the award-winning, Hollywood-scale productions the Weta Group of companies has helped bring to the big screen through to the earlier homegrown movies, and will also encompass one of the most valuable collections of Hollywood memorabilia anywhere in the world,” said museum project director George Hickton.

Article Source: Deadline, Nancy Tartaglione, December 8, 2015

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