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January 03, 2001 - January 09, 2001

News for Jan. 09, 2001

Polls polls polls.

1/09/01, 10:22 pm EST - Tehanu

So many of'em. This one is over at Cinescape: "Which movie are you most looking forward to in the latter half of 2001?" I thought we'd posted about it, but we hadn't. LOTR is running at 56% but it may steamroll a little further ahead if you go and vote here
Thanks to BenJudah for alerting us!

An interview with Cate Blanchett.

1/09/01, 10:13 pm EST - Tehanu

It's worth going over to Daily Radar for the picture alone, but she also talks a little about LOTR and speaking Elvish

Thanks to Darth Caesar for spotting this one!

The Dominic Monaghan Webpage updates!

1/09/01, 5:18 pm EST - Tehanu

The next installment in a set of interviews with Dominic Monaghan (Merry) gives a wonderful insight into his character and that of his colleagues in the Fellowship. [More]

Live in NY or LA?! Sign up for THE line up for 13 Days!!

1/09/01, 4:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Thanks to the Tolkien Guild we've got our very own trailer line up for 13 Days. Check it out, and if you live in LA or NY, you REALLY need to sign up and get down there! [More]

Report from the Wrap Party!

1/09/01, 12:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Finarfin sends in a great report from the wrap party!

We got through the security check, and quickly walked through the venue so that we knew the locations of all the places and things that needed to be checked out. [More]

!!!Spoilers!!!

Day 3 Banner

1/09/01, 12:07 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks at New Line have sent us another banner to post, check it out. [More]

!!!Spoilers!!!

Glass Hammer News

1/09/01, 12:02 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Phil

The second of two RealAudio interviews with Steve and Fred of Glass Hammer is now up on the site. Find out just how they travelled to Middle-Earth, how they managed to bring back recordings of their night there, and much more!

The first interview is just over 800K in size and runs for more than seven minutes; the second one is just over 600K and runs for five and a half minutes.

Check it all out here. [More]

See you in line!

1/09/01, 12:00 pm EST - Xoanon

The cool folks at the Tolkien Guild are planning on getting all you Ringers out there in one place...God help them...

They are organizing some theatre line ups for '13 Days'. You can join or start a line up in a theatre near you! Check out the site here! [More]

When in Oz... Update

1/09/01, 11:54 am EST - Xoanon

From: RD

I emailed to tell you that LOTR popped up in another article in todays Sydney Morning Herald titled 'Popcorn Projections' basically films to look
out for in 2001.

"The most ambitious undertaking in the film world recently has been Peter Jackson's filming of TLOTR trilogy in New Zealand. If the results are as epic as the production, the first Baggins of the rank, The Fellowship of the Ring, will be worth the wait until next christmas. Elijah Wood plays Frodo Baggins, Sean Astin is Samwise Gamgee, Ian Holm is Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen is Gandalf and Cate Blanchett is Galadriel. Other locals in the cast of the three films that reportedly cost $US260 million include Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto and Bruce Spence."

Pretty standard stuff, but at least it is hype for a film that is way off being released.

Just another note, there is talk around that the trailer in Australia is going to be attached to What Women Want but that has already been released here, yesterday in fact. I'm guessing it will be on Cast Away.

What are you Tolkien about?!

1/09/01, 11:39 am EST - Xoanon

The folks from Daily Radar have posted the following, share and enjoy...

Ten Ways to Ruin Lord of the Rings

Please, save your angry mail. We're as insanely manic about the Lord of the Rings movie as anyone. We're not saying it will be bad; we're just saying that sometimes even well intentioned directors like Peter Jackson can turn something beautiful into something miserable. [More]

Fan Watch: Spud of the Rings

1/09/01, 9:38 am EST - Calisuri

Kotukunui brings us a hilariously funny parody of the upcoming LOTR Trailer. [More]

News for Jan. 08, 2001

Lord of Rings biggest project in movie history

1/08/01, 5:50 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Jim

A year from now there is a good chance you or someone you know -- or, at the very least, someone who knows someone you know -- will be buying a ticket to see the first instalment of what is already being called the biggest project in movie history. [More]

I'll Say This Again

1/08/01, 5:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Yes, as Calisuri has posted, the countries listed below will have the trailer, so will a ton of others that we do not know about. Will the trailer be available for download on the 12th as well? No, some of the trailers are only going to be hitting theatres on the 18th or later, so they need to hit the theatres worldwide before it hits the net. Pointe finale

Worldwide Trailer Release Dates

1/08/01, 4:41 pm EST - Calisuri

We have just added a new page to our movie preview section to accommodate the immense demand for information on the LOTR trailer and when its going to show in your country.

If you don't see your country listed here, try to contact someone at your local theater to get the information and then send it to us! We can then post it for all to see. (You can email me directly at calisuri@theonering.net) Remember, this site is run by you, the fans, and we want to keep it that way! [More]

Day 4 Banner

1/08/01, 9:06 am EST - Xoanon

New Line Cinema sends us another image for Day 4 of the LOTR countdown. [More]

!!!Spoilers!!!

Turning Tolkien into Action

1/08/01, 9:02 am EST - Xoanon

From: Henrik

Here's a tidbit for all the Swedish readers. This is a link to an artikle about what movies we expect to see in the theaters this year. There's a picture from the Internet Preview and they say that "Peter Jackson turns Tolkien into action".

Web Watch: movies.go.com

1/08/01, 8:59 am EST - Xoanon

From: Alaskana

Just thought you might like to check this out, LOTR the movie is mentioned as one of the main 20 top upcoming movies at movies.com (http://movies.go.com/) in the 'buzz bin' on the titlepage. Here's a quick excerpt: "BUZZ BIN the 20 hottest upcoming movies: The new Lord of the Rings teaser trailer premieres next weekend with the wide release of Kevin Costner's Thirteed Days."

When in South Africa...

1/08/01, 8:58 am EST - Xoanon

From: Jorge da Cunha

Trailer in Souh Africa 12 January I just got word from Nu Metro that the LotR trailer will be released on 12 January on the movie 'Lost Souls'

When in Finland...

1/08/01, 8:56 am EST - Xoanon

From: Artzi

I just got official E-mail from Finnkino Oy (Finnish Movie Theater company) that LOTR trailer will be available in Finland 19th of January. Well bad news was that they didin't told us yet correct movies, but they told us to follow their Website.

The History of Middle-earth

1/08/01, 12:09 am EST - Tehanu

Ever wanted HoMe in one volume? Thanks to White Gold Wielder, we now know that this will be possible soon (more)

News for Jan. 07, 2001

US Trailer - advance warning in the papers!

1/07/01, 11:55 pm EST - Tehanu

Spotting a trend here, thanks to Elfstain:

"I'm sure I'm not the first with this news, (No, you are!) but here in San Jose, California, the newspaper photo ad for "Thirteen Days" includes a small corner ad for LOTR ... "Be the first to see the LOTR trailer", with the web-site banner art included. Don't know if that's the case nation-wide. I've never seen that in a movie ad before."


Weekly Ebay Items

1/07/01, 11:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out all the latest and greatest from our Shop section! [More]

The Aussie Trailer....

1/07/01, 11:03 pm EST - Tehanu

We had a theory that the trailer would get hitched to movies that would appeal to the action/fantasy moviegoers. Wrong! Looks like New Line is betting that LOTR's appeal will be wider than just the fantasy geek demographic. (And we agree, don't we, girls?) So in Australia the LOTR trailer will be attached to 'What Women Want,' from January 18th onwards.

Thanks to Demosthenes, who did the footwork and rang up Roadshow, the distributors, to find out. You can all try this at home.

UPDATE

Oh it all gets confusing. There's this, from Matt, who also did some asking:

"Just got off the phone with a very helpful guy at Village Roadshow in Victoria, Australia--the trailer will be in Melbourne theatres on Thursday 18th January. They are unsure of the exact film (but this should be confirmed by Tues 16th Jan), but likely contenders would be "Dungeons & Dragons", "Castaway", "The 6th Day", "Remember The Titans" and "Eye See You" as all are released on the 18th. He said that there will be advertising in the newspaper cinena guides saying which movie the trailer will be attached to, as they recently did with the "Tomb Raider" trailer."

Thanks for that! Confusing as it is - at least there'll be advance warning.

The Trailer in NZ

1/07/01, 8:42 pm EST - Tehanu

A bit of phoning round confirmed that the distributors were hoping to show the trailer before the end of the month! So, not too long to wait! Though, sure, we'll be sick of hearing everyone else go on about it on the Net by then.

When in New Zealand...

1/07/01, 7:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Bonnie sends in word that the New Line film 'The Cell' will house the LOTR trailer in New Zealand. It is very possible that Australia will have the same combination.

Weekly Cast Watch: Jan 7-13

1/07/01, 2:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a peek and see if you can spot your favorite LOTR cast member on the small screen! [More]

5 Days Left!

1/07/01, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks at New Line have sent us the latest countdown banner. [More]

!!!Spoilers!!!

Why Frodo may be more than a match for Harry

1/07/01, 1:08 pm EST - Xoanon

David Gritten looks forward to a new adaptation of JRR Tolkien's epic trilogy, the biggest film project ever undertaken. [More]

When in Ireland...

1/07/01, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Martin

The story I've been given here in Ireland is that the Trailer will appear on "Castaway" on January 12th.

Lord of Rings films 'will force Tolkien family into hiding'

1/07/01, 1:04 pm EST - Xoanon

THE making of a 66 million film trilogy of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings will force the late author's family into hiding to escape deranged fans, his son has told The Telegraph. [More]

Web Watch: Mr. Showbiz.com

1/07/01, 1:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out Mrshowbiz.com for a poll on what film do you want to see in 2001. Go and vote for our LOTR!

News for Jan. 06, 2001

TheOneRing.net has Brain-Damage

1/06/01, 1:23 pm EST - Xoanon

My good friend TBA from Brain-Damage, an E/N with a gonzo sense of humor, was kind enough to ask me a few questions about TORN and post it up. Check it out! [More]

6 Days left!!! And is that?......

1/06/01, 1:01 pm EST - Xoanon

The cool folks at New Line Cinema have sent me a countdown banner for the re-launch of the LOTR Website and theatrical trailer. I am pretty sure that the image includes our first ever look at Hugo Weaving as Elrond!!!! [More]

!!!Spoilers!!!

When in the UK....

1/06/01, 12:56 pm EST - Xoanon

From: DS

'Just thought I would you know that the trailer will on the film 'Lost Souls' in the UK. I just heard it on the xfm (radio) out 12 Jan.'

A 'Sorry' and a 'Thanks' from Tehanu

1/06/01, 3:57 am EST - Tehanu

I'm back from the long and by-no-means-finished NZ summer holidays, and I want to apologise to the many people who've emailed me in the last two weeks and have got no reply. Sorry about that. I hope to catch up on some of that correspondence soon.

Having been away from TORN for the same time, I don't know if this has been said already, but I'd like to say a big thank you to the spies who've contributed to TheOneRing in the last 18 months or so. You've made long journeys on foot, boat, plane and train and you've waited up long cold nights under rain and stars. You've lugged heavy binoculars and telescopes around, you've pestered your friends and worried your families...well, you might have done that anyway, as dedicated Tolkien fans, but all of us in this internet community owe you thanks for sharing your experiences with us. And so we do thank you.


Frodo Lives!

1/06/01, 3:41 am EST - Tehanu

Simon Whittaker wrote to say, "You may be too young to know this, but "Frodo Lives" was a popular graffiti slogan in the sixties, and I thought now was the time to revive it!" and to that end he's designed a T-shirt celebrating that phrase. You can check it out at Cafe Press

Yes, and the slogan's been revived here in NZ too - it's scratched into the one of the gateposts of the Wingate set in Wellington. Along with another cheeky bit of graffiti - "TheOneRing was here."

News for Jan. 05, 2001

New Tolkien Book

1/05/01, 9:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Sirelle sends in word on a new book about Tolkien and LOTR. [More]

When in France....

1/05/01, 9:42 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Lian

It seems like the LOTR trailer should start playing in France as of January 31th before the movie Le Pacte des Loups. It's a movie that's produced and distributed by Metropolitan Filmexport, a company that has an exclusive deal with New Line and who will be distributing LOTR in France. And besides, Le Pacte des Loups is a XVIIIth century dark adventure movie, so it seems to have the perfect audience match with LOTR.

When in Norway....

1/05/01, 11:40 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Knut sends along word regarding the LOTR Trailer in Norway.

Since you're putting up news of the international releases of the trailer. I've been informed that it will start showing in the major Norwegian cities on January 12th, with the movie "Sleepwalker."

It's TOPPS for LOTR

1/05/01, 12:25 am EST - Xoanon

Topps has acquired the rights to market trading cards and sticker album collections featuring the ``Lord of the Rings'' trilogy. The first of the three movies will be in theaters next Christmas. [More]

News for Jan. 04, 2001

Eva och Adam - Fyra fodelsedagar och ett fiasko!!!!

1/04/01, 7:07 pm EST - Xoanon

No, my dog didn't walk on my keyboard, that is the name of the movie folks in Sweden will have to line up for to see the LOTR Trailer on January 19th:

From: Praise the Bass

I just got a mail from SF (a major motion picture-distributor in Sweden). I asked when the new LOTR trailer would hit the screens here in Sweden. He said that the trailer would premiere January 19th with the movie "Eva och Adam - Fyra fodelsedagar och ett fiasko" (a swedish movie for the "younger audience").

This movie will probably just show in Sweden, but the date might give some hint to the premiere here in Europe.

Bean as Dr. Who?

1/04/01, 3:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Rumors are abound that Sean Bean (Boromir) may be up for the lead in a possible Doctor Who movie. I am a HUGE Doctor Who fan (that is where the name Xoanon originates) and would love to see Bean take the role. Unfortunately this is all a rumor, for now.

Yes, go see '13 Days' on January 12th...

1/04/01, 12:08 am EST - Xoanon

Not only does the movie look good (I'm a very big Cold War/Kennedy/Cuban Missile Crisis buff) but you WILL see the NEW LOTR Trailer before the movie. It will be out January 12th in North America, I'm not sure if the trailer will be with '13 Days' or other movies the following week for the folks in the UK, but overseas fans will see the trailer very shortly, and not in a few months. It is very likely that it will then be posted on the new official LOTR site after this time.

News for Jan. 03, 2001

E!Online Updates!!

1/03/01, 9:44 pm EST - Gamgee

The super duper entertainment site, E!online has just updated it's "Force of Hobbit" section, which is just crammed with spicy LotR news! Curious about what Minas Tirith will look like? Wanna hear the latest scoop on the cast wrap up party? Check out all the details in this December update! [More]

McKellen talks LOTR

1/03/01, 7:58 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Iggy

From January's DIRECTV television guide. A short article on Ian McKellen (Gandalf), mostly X-Men stuff with a blurb on Ian Holm (Bilbo) and Lord of the Rings.

LOTR Comercial during the Superbowl?

1/03/01, 5:28 pm EST - Xoanon

It is very possible, and people from AICN to some close frineds on the inside have been hinting it, and now this:

From: TORN Staffer Turgon

Below is some publicity stuff I got from Random House/Ballantine Books, with the news that a commercial for LotR will run during the Super Bowl.

Tolkien, Tolkien, Tolkien-The Movie is Coming.

The Tolkien Boxed Sets, as well as individual books and tapes, continue to just blow away. But it won't end with the Holidays, as 2001 begins the countdown to the movie!! Here's what we know so far: the trailer will start showing 1/12/01 (attached to the new Kevin Costner movie about the Cuban Missile Crisis) According to insider gossip, this is the hottest and most anticipated trailer since Star Wars. Posters for the movie will also begin to go up into theatres at that time.

And to get the buzz really going. . .a commercial will run during the Super Bowl on 1/28/01. Since coverage of the Super Bowl commercials is sometimes wider and longer than coverage of the actual football game, people will definitely be talking about Lord of the Rings. Please keep the books and tapes up front and to stay well-stocked.

The Ballantine Mass Market Boxed Set (0345-34042-6, $27.96) Contains:
The Hobbit 0345339681 The Fellowship of The Ring 0345339703
The Two Towers 0345339711 The Return Of The King 0345339738
Audio Boxed Sets: Lord of the Rings CD (055345653-9, $69.95) Cassette (055547228-3, $59.95)

Tolkien B-Day

1/03/01, 11:39 am EST - Xoanon

Today, January 3rd was the late JRR Tolkien's Birthday. Years ago the gods blessed us with his gift of imagination and writing, and millions of people have been affected by him. Tolkien and his work lives as strong today as it did more than 40 years ago. And today we should think about the man and his work. It is because of you JRRT, that this site and all the people involved with it exist.

'Break a leg' - Kiwi soldiers fight for the 'Ring'

1/03/01, 11:19 am EST - Xoanon

Kiwi soldiers are more than a match for mace-wielding rock trolls and legions of murderous orcs. [More]

Visual Effects Expert Quits LOTR

1/03/01, 8:47 am EST - Calisuri

The Dominion is reporting that LOTR top visual effects man Mark Stetson is leaving the production! [More]

10 Days until '13 Days'!!!

1/03/01, 1:06 am EST - Xoanon

The cool folks at New Line have started a countdown to the first Theatre Trailer for LOTR!!! This is very exciting, the first time the general public will start to hear about LOTR, the buzz is going to hit us soon!! [More]


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