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News for Jan. 14, 2007

Newton Howard Hops on 'The Waterhorse'

1/14/07, 4:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Director Jay Russel has posted a new blog on his MySpace website. He has some very exciting news!

"Just a brief note to tell you how excited I am that I just signed James Newton Howard on to compose the score for "The Waterhorse." I loved his scores for "The Sixth Sense" and "Signs." I thought both pieces had a wonderful combination of tension and mysticism. Not the easiest musical feat to accomplish."

Primeval With Orlando...Bloom?

1/14/07, 3:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Dean Goodman's latest article covering the Box Office race this weekend features a laughable misnomer when he states that the movie 'Primeval' stars Dominic Purcell and Orlando Bloom. The film of course stars Dominic Purcell and Orlando Jones. I can see how easy it is to mistake a black American actor with a white English one...silly me! Read the article here.

Christopher Lee 'REVELATIONS' Giveaway Update

1/14/07, 10:53 am EST - Xoanon

We will son be announcing the winners of the Christopher Lee contest. Mr. Lee himself is recording a video announcing the winners! At the moment however, his busy schedule means we will only know the winners in about 2 weeks. Patience please!

News for Jan. 13, 2007

O2 ties up with Gandalf

1/13/07, 11:16 am EST - Xoanon

The stage show of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings opens in London on the 9th of May, and O2 has signed up for exclusive content including ringtones and O2-customer-preview nights. By all accounts the production is visually spectacular, though reviews from Canada were lacklustre, which bodes badly for a show which runs to almost 4 hours. O2 have sponsored a wide range of media events in the past, though this is their first excursion into theatre. [More]

PRESS RELEASE: European Beta programme and Stress Test confirmed for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™

1/13/07, 11:13 am EST - Xoanon

The European Beta programme for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar will officially go live this coming weekend, Codemasters Online Gaming and Turbine announced today. The programme will commence with the first The Lord of the Rings Online Stress Test on Saturday 13th January, which will officially open the Beta to a wider gaming audience. Thousands of eager Beta testers are expected to join the game in a unique opportunity to test the service to its limits. [More]

New insect named after Tolkien character

1/13/07, 11:10 am EST - Xoanon

Spanish scientists have discovered a new invertebrate insect in certain caves of Castellon province, which they have baptized Gollumjapyx Smeagol in honour of JRR Tolkien who created the character in his 'The Lord of The Rings' trilogy.

The new animal is of exterior origin, but has adapted to permanent living inside caves. The new invertebrate has all the properties of a subterranean insect: its skin has no pigment, and it has extraordinarily large antennae, six feet and measures two centimeters in length. [More]

Helms Deep....in Candy

1/13/07, 11:06 am EST - Xoanon

If Willy Wonka ruled Middle-earth this is probably what Helms Deep would have looked like. LOTR uber-fan 'Miss(ed) Manners' created what can only be described as a first non-WETA bigature of Helms Deep in candy. Take a look at these pics, but please brush your teeth afterwards. [More]

Sideshow Collectibles Update

1/13/07, 10:59 am EST - Xoanon

Be sure to check out our weekly Sideshow Collectibles update! Each week we provide an update on your favorite Sideshow goodies, from busts to premium figures and more! Take a look! [More]

Happy Birthday Orlando Bloom!

1/13/07, 10:49 am EST - Xoanon

Happy Birthday Orlando Bloom! Orlando was born in Canterbury, Kent, England on January 13, 1977. That makes him the big 30 today! Happy Birthday Orlando!

News for Jan. 11, 2007

Round 3: Wingnut and PJ Reacts

1/11/07, 2:12 pm EST - Celeborn

Round 1 - PJ Letter to TORn. Round 2 - Bob Shaye's comments. Round 3 - AICN has an exclusive letter from Wingnut Films in reaction to Bob Shaye's comments yesterday. Round 3 ... FIGHT! [Click Here]

News for Jan. 10, 2007

Last Chance to Enter the Christopher Lee 'Revelations' Contest!

1/10/07, 4:13 pm EST - Celeborn

Win 1 (of only 3) exclusive 'REVELATION' framed gold discs, including a commemorative plaque personally signed by Christopher Lee, and personalized with YOUR NAME!!! Just answer five skill testing questions, enter your personal information, and three winners with the most correct answers will be selected at random. Today is your last chance to enter! [CLICK HERE TO ENTER!]

Forum Blitz with Prosthetics Wizard

1/10/07, 3:16 pm EST - Xoanon

From the geeks at WETA: Last year we tried something different on our Weta Forums, and invited Workshop Designer Daniel Falconer to ‘blitz’ the forums. And it was so popular that we have invited Senior Prosthetics Supervisor and Visual Creature Effects Art Director, Gino Acevedo to do it this month. Gino oversaw all the special makeup requirements that Weta Workshop provided for The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This included hundreds and hundreds of noses, ears and feet as well as the countless full facial and full body make-up appliances for all of Middle-earth’s non human inhabitants. [More]

Shaye: New Line Blacklists Jackson

1/10/07, 10:05 am EST - Xoanon

In the latest comment in the controversy surrounding a proposed movie based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, New Line head Robert Shaye told SCI FI Wire in no uncertain terms that the studio won't work with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson on that film or any other film. Ever. At least not as long as Shaye is in charge.

Shaye's comments marked the first time a New Line executive has commented publicly on the fracas since Jackson announced that he has pulled out of the project and also appears to harden New Line's position against Jackson.

"I do not want to make a movie with somebody who is suing me," Shaye—New Line's chief executive officer—said in an interview on Jan. 5 while promoting The Last Mimzy, a New Line family fantasy that marks his first time in a director's chair since 1990's Book of Love. "It will never happen during my watch." [More]

News for Jan. 09, 2007

Weta lands work with Titanic director

1/09/07, 9:14 pm EST - Xoanon

From tvnz.co.nz: The 3D animation company Weta Digital has landed work on James Cameron's first major film since Titanic. Cameron's new project Avatar is a science fiction film which pits a human army against an alien horde on a distant planet. Cameron has told The New York Times the film will test new technologies on a scale unseen before in Hollywood. He says Avatar will go even further than Lord of The Rings in making a large cast of virtual creatures who convey emotion as authentically as humans. Avatar will begin shooting in April with a $295 million budget.

News for Jan. 08, 2007

2006 Holiday Contest Winners!

1/08/07, 12:34 pm EST - Celeborn

Enter the TORn Holiday Giveaway!TheOneRing.net would like to thank New Line Home Entertainment, EA Games and Sideshow Collectibles for providing some amazing prizes in our our 2006 Holiday Giveaway! The time has arrived for us to announce our ten lucky Ringers who will walk away with a prize pack worth nearly $450! Click the following link for the winners! [Winner List]

DVD Tuesday: Crank, Illusionist, Peepers!

1/08/07, 10:20 am EST - Xoanon

A ton of interesting new films are out on DVD this week. Take an early look on our 'DVD Tuesday' feature...every Monday! Check out some TV goodies like the 'Extras: Complete First Season', 'MI-5, Volume 4' & 'SpongeBob SquarePants - Season 4, Vol. 2'. The big releases of the week are 'Illusionist' & 'Crank'. Personally I'm interested in 'I Trust You to Kill Me' & 'Mister Peepers'! Check out the whole list here! [More]

News for Jan. 07, 2007

Enter the Christopher Lee 'REVELATIONS' Giveaway!

1/07/07, 1:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Win 1 (of only 3) exclusive 'REVELATION' framed gold discs, including a commemorative plaque personally signed by Christopher Lee, and personalized with YOUR NAME!!! Just answer five skill testing questions, enter your personal information, and three winners with the most correct answers will be selected at random. The answers will be posted on Jan. 13, 2007, and Christopher Lee himself will conduct the winners draw which will be webcast live! [CLICK HERE TO ENTER!]

Enter the Holiday Giveaway! LAST CHANCE!

1/07/07, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Enter the TORn Holiday Giveaway!TheOneRing.net is teaming up with New Line Home Entertainment, EA Games and Sideshow Collectibles to present our 2006 Holiday Giveaway! Ten lucky Ringers will walk away with a prize pack worth nearly $450! Ringers from all over the world are entering - don't miss out! Check back on January 8th to see who wins! [Enter Today]

This is your last chance to enter! Contest ends tomorrow!

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