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News for Nov. 13, 2000

New Shop, New product!

11/13/00, 11:49 am EST - Calisuri

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Weekly Ebay Items

11/13/00, 9:52 am EST - Xoanon

Check out our new SHOP design! Calisuri has been working for days without sleep! Or showering unfortunately....[More]

Weekend Recap

11/13/00, 9:40 am EST - Xoanon

So, you missed all the TORN news this weekend? Let me help you out! [More]

New Wellington Set?

11/13/00, 9:09 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Rufus Redbeard sends along news of a new set from Wellington.


Just to let you know that I spotted two of the infamous JAMB signs on the way home from work today. They point the way into the main entrance of the Port of Wellington (that is, on to the commercial wharves). From the road (Aotea Quay) one can see that the windows of one of the wharf sheds, (warehouses), have been blacked out with black polythene.

What does it mean? I presume an interior set of some kind. It was a beautiful day today so it must have been pretty hot in there :)

No LOTR vehicles or props seen though.

Rufus Redbeard

Jackson talks more on Holmes.

11/13/00, 5:02 am EST - Tehanu

The 'Rings' continues to command primetime TV in NZ for the second day running. Tonight the current affairs programme 'Holmes' screened over 6 minutes worth of the interview with Peter Jackson. It's available at NZoom

Post pipped at party gate

11/13/00, 12:01 am EST - Xoanon

Well, having not been invited to the Minas Tirith press conference either, even considering the fact that TheOneRing.net reaches more people in a day than all those newspapers combined, we can feel for our friends at 'The Evening Post'.

It was an Orc-ward situation.

The Lord Of The Rings crew was having a party and we weren't invited. [More]

News for Nov. 12, 2000

LOTR Trailer on '13 Days'? Perhaps!

11/12/00, 11:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Xoanon here with some interesting news from some intrepid spies out in California. It seems that the folks at New Line are aiming to get the LOTR Trailer tagged in front of the Kevin Costner drama '13 Days'.

Very reliable sources on the inside say that the plans are underway to get the new trailer out by the December 20th deadline, which means the trailer will have to be cut and polished way before then, so it's all a matter of timing.

More details on the teaser follow, highlight to read:
The teaser trailer will last 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. There will be plenty of graphics and new images. Apparently the trailer will I.D. some of the major characters for the non-Tolkienites among us. There will be a great long shot of all 9 walkers on the way towards Cathadras. No word on music or dialogue being used.

All this is of course not 100% reliable, my contact stresses, however, it's about 95.5% close.

Another set near Wellington, and lots of action at Wingate.

11/12/00, 11:15 pm EST - Tehanu

Seems like you can stumble across those 'Jamb' signs anywhere! Robbit the Hobbit found a new set and also reported that the Wingate set was busy. (more)

The Dominion Article

11/12/00, 8:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Robert H sends in another great article from The Dominion. [More]

Tolkien Profile on Ovation

11/12/00, 8:05 pm EST - Xoanon

The Ovation cable TV network will air an hour long profile of Tolkien Tuesday night at 8:00 pm Central Standard Time, with a rerun at 12:00 midnight CST later that night.

Lord of the Rings will meet filming deadline

11/12/00, 7:39 pm EST - Xoanon

The three-film trilogy Lord Of The Rings will finish shooting on schedule on December 22, the movie's New Zealand director Peter Jackson said yesterday. [More]

Dwarf's high praise for Lord of the Rings director

11/12/00, 4:02 pm EST - Xoanon

British actor John Rhys-Davis plays dwarf Gimli in Lord of the Rings trilogy, high praise for Peter Jackson's directing. [More]

Updated 'Spot the Cast' Picture

11/12/00, 3:53 pm EST - Xoanon

I've been getting updates on who is really who in that great picture from the Minas Tirith Press confrence. Rick Porras is that 'unknown Producer' to the right of PJ, and Brian Sergent is out and Andy Serkis is in! And..well..um..see if you can spot the other changes :) [More]

Cast Watch: November 12-18

11/12/00, 12:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at the long list of LOTR Stars you can catch on the small screen this week. [More]

Cast News: Craig Parker's B-Day!

11/12/00, 11:49 am EST - Xoanon

Today is Craig Parker's (Haldir) Birthday! Craig was born 12 November 1970 in Suva, Fiji. That makes him 30 today! Happy Birthday Craig!

Jackson Speaks!!!

11/12/00, 3:55 am EST - Tehanu

And you can hear a video clip of TV1 News' footage of the interview here

News for Nov. 11, 2000

More on the Peter Jackson Press Conference

11/11/00, 8:29 pm EST - Tehanu

The Sunday Star-Times might have got the best picture, but the Herald's Russell Baillie seemed to pick up more of what Jackson actually said. And his article is conveniently online here
There's a lot of good news for Tolkien fans in here!

Name the Cast and Crew...

11/11/00, 4:29 pm EST - Calisuri

Talk about fast! Ringer fan Toni H. quickly downloaded the Sunday Star Times cast/crew image and attempted to place names with faces. From what he has come up with, it looks pretty accurate. Let me emphasis, that we don't know if all the labelling is correct...But if you happen to KNOW (hint, hint, wink, wink ) who is who, feel free to drop me a line! (calisuri@theonering.net) [more]

Media Watch: NZ Sunday Star Times

11/11/00, 3:23 pm EST - Tehanu

The NZ's Sunday Star Times was one of the few media sources that were invited to Peter Jackson's first ever Press Conference since filming began.

NZ fans may want to watch TVOne News tonight as well

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New York Times Article Online

11/11/00, 2:41 pm EST - Calisuri

The New York Times has the article and imagery of Rohan online. [more]

NOTE: You will need to register (for free) to view the article.

No LOTR with 'Little Nicky'

11/11/00, 12:59 pm EST - Xoanon

I've been getting reports that there is no LOTR trailer with 'Little Nicky'. There are, however, 'Dungeons and Dragons' trailers with the Adam Sandler comedy in some theatres. You may want to check that out :)

Costume Contest still running!

11/11/00, 12:25 pm EST - Gamgee

It's not too late! Everybody drag out your Gandalf beards and hobbit feet and get in on the fun! Click here to check it out!

Tolkien reads Tolkien.

11/11/00, 6:49 am EST - Tehanu

From time to time people find and mention to us places on the Net where you can hear recordings of Tolkien's work. Now Salon.com has a bit of one that's a personal favourite of mine: Tolkien reading his own work. Robert B has kindly forwarded a Net source for this:

"There is a "Top 20 Spoken Word Recordings" on Salon.com. Tolkien reading from LOTR is #14. There is also a link through that link of him reading an Elven poem in Elvish."

Jolly Unlikely.

11/11/00, 6:36 am EST - Tehanu

A number of alert people found out the connection (or otherwise) between 'Jollywood,' 'jollywood.com' and the goings-on at the Wingate set. (more)

News for Nov. 10, 2000

Zoom In on the Rohan Images!

11/10/00, 9:18 pm EST - Calisuri

Ringer Spy DD sent us the big versions so we could do a little zoom action. Check it out in spy reports! [more]


New York Times gives us Rohan!

11/10/00, 6:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy DD travels back in time to show us some great pics that will be in this Sunday's issue of the New York Times [More]


Little LOTR before Little Nicky?

11/10/00, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon

Doesn't look like it, at the time of writing this 11:20 am EST. I've yet to hear any news regarding a special LOTR trailer before the New Line film opening today, 'Little Nicky'. It was rumored a while back that the Adam Sandler comedy would have the trailer tagged to it. Perhaps we can cross it off the list? Time will tell.

News for Nov. 09, 2000

The Mill at Hobbiton - New picture!

11/09/00, 8:29 pm EST - Tehanu

Content partner Scoop has pulled another one of their amazing pictures out of the bag, and as usual it's a feast for the eyes! [More]


Snapping at PJ's Heels.....

11/09/00, 7:50 pm EST - Tehanu

Sam got some interesting news from the Wingate set. Is this for real? Or are these whoppers from Wingate? (more)

Cast News: David Wenham talks LOTR

11/09/00, 7:32 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Karl J

An article in The Age newspaper about the David Wenham (Faramir) film "Better Than Sex" included this brief discussion of LOTR. [More]

Welcome Yutolkien.com!

11/09/00, 4:34 pm EST - Calisuri

TheOneRing.net™ is proud to announce the addition of Yutolkien, a Yugoslav Tolkien site, to TheOneRing.net Fan Community! Check out this wonderful site! [Yutolkien]


If you have a unique Tolkien site, need free hosting, and want to join our community, check out our fan community page for more information. [more]

News from the Wellington sets.

11/09/00, 2:34 pm EST - Tehanu

A few eyes have brought us news of the state of play at Kaitoke and Wingate, two of the locations in use around Wellington. (more)

End of Principal Photography: Decmber 22?

11/09/00, 9:43 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy John Doe gives us a nice update on the shooting schedule for LOTR. Apparently he sends word that principal photography may end on December 22. [More]

Cast News: David Wenham News

11/09/00, 9:29 am EST - Xoanon

From: Joel B

Just a quick note to let you know the new David Wenham (Faramir) film "Better Than Sex" is released today in Australia. From what I've read and heard, it's supposedly a pretty good film.

Plus, there was an interview with David in the TV section of today's Daily Telegraph in Sydney - his involvement in LOTR was mentioned, but the journo called it "The Hobbit."

NZSO negotiating to become 'Rings' orc-estra

11/09/00, 9:26 am EST - Xoanon

Following a story we broke on November 6th, The NZ Evening Post spoke with some folks at the NZSO regarding the score for LOTR.

When elves and hobbits battle evil orcs on the big screen in December next year the sound of rousing trumpets and violins on the soundtrack may well have been made by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra musicians. [More]

News for Nov. 08, 2000

October Audio News Broadcast

11/08/00, 8:33 pm EST - Tookish

Listen to TheOneRing.net Real Audio!

Miss some news in October? Care for a recap? The October 2000 Update of our Real Audio Broadcasts is up for your listening and reading pleasure. Get the scoop here!


11/08/00, 9:00 am EST - Xoanon

Coming Attractions has nailed it! 3 teaser posters for the Lord of the Rings films!


When we get confirmation, we GET it! New Line Cinema placed a call to TheOneRing.net offices to inform us that these three pics are NOT teaser posters at all. They are in fact early test compositions for some concept art for promotion, these are 3 that did not make the grade and will not be used. No posters were ever made from these pieces of work, they're one of many designs New Line looked at for the films. Yet, if you still want to see them, click the following. [More]

News for Nov. 07, 2000

Weekly Ebay Items

11/07/00, 9:23 am EST - Xoanon

More fun than uni-cycle water polo! [More]

Web Watch: McKellen.com

11/07/00, 9:11 am EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has updated his McKellen.com website. Check it out for some new E-Posts and a great new SPOILER pic! [More]


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