The concluding chapter in the concluding Tolkien trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, will be with us in just three short weeks. But dry your tears and hush the lamentations of your kin because Empire is taking it out in style with the help of a certain P. Jackson, esquire. Marking the occasion with the kind of money-can't-buy access having the keys to Peter Jackson's drawers, archives and nerve centre can secure you, the Jackson-curated January issue will be overflowing with Hobbits, Heavenly Creatures and Feebles.

There'll be reunions, glorious artwork and never-seen-before notes. From reuniting the cast of Bad Taste to interviewing Michael J. Fox about The Frighteners, to talking to WETA head honcho Richard Taylor about zombie babies and lawnmowers in Braindead and getting the girls, Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey, back together for Heavenly Creatures. This is unrivaled coverage of an unrivaled career.

AND all the usual news, reviews and interviews and posters for Bad Taste and Meet The Feebles.

On sale now and don't forget... Dereks don't run!

Empire's January Issue Is Out Now
  • Empire's epic farewell to Middle-Earth
  • Peter Jackson guest edits
  • Michael J. Fox talks The Frighteners
  • The ladies of Middle-Earth
  • When Frodo Met Bilbo
  • Braindead¬†revisited
  • The trilogy A to Zog