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October 16, 2000 - October 22, 2000

News for Oct. 22, 2000

Hobbit Stage Play in NZ gets Coverage

10/22/00, 4:57 pm EST - Xoanon

I remember being 9 years old, standing up on stage in a Ragady Andy costume saying my four lines...the press wasn't there...not even radio..but I digress... [More]

The extras debate may have had results!

10/22/00, 3:49 pm EST - Tehanu

Anna Wilding wrote in to clarify that many of her concerns with the treatment of extras related to the riders and (especially) their horses; since she spoke up she reports that there has been a change in their work conditions and she seems satisfied that improvements are being made.

Meanwhile, we have a story from 'Arfa' who described his experience on the Twizel set in spy reports

Weekly Ebay Items

10/22/00, 12:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Tolkien items for your eyes to ponder and your money to squander. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch: Oct 22-28

10/22/00, 12:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Another great chance to catch your favorite LOTR castmembers on the small screen. [More]

News for Oct. 21, 2000

EA Goes Hopping-Hobbit Crazy

10/21/00, 12:35 pm EST - Xoanon

From: PC Zone

Publisher Electronic Arts has secured the rights to develop games based on the forthcoming Lord Of The Rings movies, leaving other interested "Rings" parties feeling a bit sore. [More]

News for Oct. 20, 2000

Continuing the debate on the treatment of extras.

10/20/00, 10:45 pm EST - Tehanu

No new facts, but a lot of aggravation on both sides. Probably somebody should start an inquiry and unearth some facts before this degenerates into name-calling. (more)

Everybody loves Reuters

10/20/00, 11:11 am EST - Calisuri

CNN is reporting the exact same Reuters story reported by Yahoo and AOL yesterday. (See our story below) If you, like me, have a very short memory, check it out. [more]

(oh, and this one has pretty pictures)

Viggo Mortensen's Birthday!

10/20/00, 9:29 am EST - Xoanon

Today, October 20th is Viggo Mortensen's (Aragorn) birthday. Viggo was born in Manhattan, New York in 1958, that makes him 42 today! Happy Birthday Viggo!

New Line's OTHER Fantasy Film out in UK today -UPDATE-

10/20/00, 9:24 am EST - Xoanon

New Line Cinema's 'Dungeons & Dragons' film is out today in the UK. Head on over to your nearest cinema for your fantasy fix until xmas 2001!

DND will be out in the US and Canada on December 8, 2000. We here at TheOneRing.net think there may be a LOTR trailer for the US release...keep your eyes open.


Well, I always say IMDB is the movie website of the GODS, but even the GODS make mistakes, or so I've been told. UK Ringers from around the fish 'n' chips region have written in to tell me they've not seen hide nor hair of DND in theatres. So I did a little more scooping and found WICO 'When's It Coming Out?', this site lists DND's release date as February 16th. Won't some caring member of the UK Theatre Popcorn Butter Management Department drop me a line?

News for Oct. 19, 2000

Want your own Gandalf T-Shirt?

10/19/00, 6:51 pm EST - Xoanon

The ever resourceful Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has done it again. This time he's selling T-Shirts directly from his site! Click on the link below to go to the order form. I've got mine!

Attractive female not included

Cast News: Ian McKellen talks LOTR

10/19/00, 6:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) is ever increasing his prominence in popular culture. This past summer saw him play Magneto in the X-Men and he is currently filming The Lord of the Rings as Gandalf. [More]


Cast News: Dominic Monaghan talks LOTR

10/19/00, 11:50 am EST - Xoanon

The 'Unofficial Dominic Monaghan Website' has posted a little one on one with our very own Dominic Monaghan (Merry) of all people! :)

What inspired you to become an actor?

"I think deep down I always wanted to be an actor. It was the one thing in school that I was undoubtedly enthusiastic about and good at. I coasted along being good at German, Geography, English and Football but there wasn't anything that I could really call my thing, my niche. [More]

Media Watch: Yahoo and AOL News

10/19/00, 11:08 am EST - Calisuri

Both AOL and Yahoo are running the same stories today on the potential clash of the Harry Potter movie and the Fellowship of the Ring in December 2001. [AOL.com story] [ Yahoo.com]

Of course we all know its no contest, but let them at least think about it...:)

News for Oct. 18, 2000

Media Watch: Filmfax, SFX, Cinescape and The Net!

10/18/00, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Well, some of these I've already reported on, however since my scanner has suddenly decided to work again, I'll delight you with glorious eye candy!! [More]


10/18/00, 11:46 am EST - Xoanon

How very cool to have LOTR mentioned on CNN, the greatest of all TV Stations, I LOVE CNN, can you tell? Ah well, working on getting the clip for you folks...and those CNN people that I KNOW read this site, get back to me! :)

CNN Headline News did a story on movie sequels, and the idea of shooting sequels at the same time came up, for example the next Matrix movies are being shot together, as was Back to the Future 2 and 3. They then mentioned The Lord of the Rings, and Bod Friedman of New Line talked about the benifits of shooting all the movies together, especially when using 20,000 extras. They showed a lot of the internet preview during it, with no new footage that I recognized. They usually repeat the stories every 45 minutes or so, so it will probably be on a couple more times today, but I have to go to school.


Sean Bean Biography Published

10/18/00, 10:42 am EST - Xoanon

Thought you might be interested to know there is a new biography of Sean Bean (Boromir) available. The unofficial biography has been written by Laura Jackson, who has also written biographies of Queen, Ewan McGregor, and other celebrities. There apparently isn't too much info about LOTR since the bio focuses on Sean's career up to this point, but LOTR is mentioned. You can get more info here at The Compleat Sean Bean

Piatkus Books, the publisher in the UK, has also set up a page.


The Compleat Sean Bean

Electronic Arts Circles ``Rings'' Vidgame Rights

10/18/00, 10:38 am EST - Xoanon

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - New Line Cinema is finalizing a deal to license videogame rights to LOTR. [More]

News for Oct. 17, 2000

One News gets with it

10/17/00, 9:29 am EST - Xoanon

After the One News piece on 1 year into LOTR (here) weatherman Jim Hickey had comically turned into a life sized wizard puppet which was waving to the camera. Take a look at the pic here. [More]

Orlando Bloom is still pinching himself.

10/17/00, 9:15 am EST - Xoanon

From: odt.co.nz

Last year, the 23-year-old (Orlando Bloom/Legolas) was winding up a three-year theatre training course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and pondering his future.

The day before he graduated, a telephone call from his agent changed his life. He had landed the role of the elf, Legolas, in Wellington director Peter Jackson's $360 million Lord of the Rings trilogy for New Line Cinema, based on the J. R. R. Tolkien books, being set in faraway New Zealand. [More]

Thanks to Nokia for the tip!

News for Oct. 16, 2000

Hobbit Stage Play in Toronto

10/16/00, 10:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Chris sends in news of a stage play in Toronto, check it out.

Hi, don't know if this is of importance or not, but a theatre group in Toronto is putting on a play of the hobbit this fall. I am going to it next week. Later. [More]

Extras and Horses: What makes for fair treatment?

10/16/00, 8:09 pm EST - Tehanu

Anna Wilding's comments and my response drew a big response on both sides of the argument; it seems I may have been, as Quickbeam would say, a little hasty. My apologies to Anna. (more)

Wingate Set....the latest.

10/16/00, 7:47 pm EST - Tehanu

Hear more from the spies with a sense of fun! This time it's Madame Butterfly and the Toff reporting. Their reports are here and here

More from John Doe

10/16/00, 7:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Mysterious Spy John Doe is back with some more insider news, read on...no I.D. Required. [More]

Horseman Angry At Lord Of Rings

10/16/00, 7:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Horseman Angry At Lord Of Rings

IRN News

A South Island horseman is considering legal action against the makers of The Lord of the Rings, after six of his animals were injured on the set of the movie. Nelson-based horseman Ran Colgan, who took a team of seven horses on a location shoot, says conditions for on the set are too tough for them.

Mr Colgan says he is considering taking the producers to a small claims tribunal, because he was left out of pocket when his animals were vetted out of further filming. The production company couldn't be reached for comment.

Thanks to cristtos for the tip!

We've got a John Doe here...

10/16/00, 1:51 am EST - Xoanon

A mysterious email came across my desk this evening from a 'John Doe' (I wonder if he's related to the American 'Doe's' from the town of 'Unknown'). The letter goes into a little detail about a celebration at the house of Producer and all around nice guy Barrie Osborne (see Barrie, we do love you). Please note, this has not been confirmed yet...and in all likelyhood won't but it's a nice story anyway: [More]

Web Watch: avault.com

10/16/00, 1:42 am EST - Xoanon

More on Lord of the Rings Legal Battle: The Adrenaline Vault has obtained additional details regarding Havas Interactive's attempt to launch a Lord of the Rings online game: On Thurs. we reported that the publisher and its online gaming service won.net were in a legal battle to release a competing Lord of the Rings game, with EA having landed the video game rights to the franchise. [More]

Thanks to Ian for the lead!

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