News for Mar. 07, 2000
Web Watch: Hollywood.com
3/07/00, 21:13 EST - Xoanon
LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2000 -- Wizard watchers, the moment has arrived. The big-screen "Lord of the Rings" is slated to make its debut here at ShoWest. [More]
From the horses mouth...
3/07/00, 18:28 EST - Xoanon
According to Ain't It Cool News, the last thing written on the 2.2 minutes of footage shown at ShoWest include:
So now we know the release dates for certain! AND they'll be keeping the original titles...for now anyway :)
LOTR Footage Review
3/07/00, 18:25 EST - Xoanon
LOTR Scenes at SHOWest -Update-
3/07/00, 11:39 EST - Xoanon
No word yet on what scene or how long, my guess is it's the same clip that the New Line Suits or the cast and crew in New Zealand were privy to a few weeks back, they may even be one and the same.
Well, all calls to my Las Vegas contacts have gotten me a bag full of 3 cent chips and a white tiger (some one wanna buy a white tiger?) but here is some non-information information for you:
The Bally folks are very friendly but all contacts inside the hotel were hush hush for now regarding any info on the clip.
If anyone at ShowWEST who has or will see the clip and wants to tell me about it, spill the beans!
Pss!, want to meet some of TheOneRing.net guys?
3/07/00, 09:15 EST - Xoanon
Can you Imagine? Imagine Con is a Fantasy, Comic, Sci-Fi, Horror, and Toy Fair convention. On April 20-23, 2000 in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the Virginia Beach Pavilion and Double Tree Hotel your Imagination is the only thing you will need to have for four days of incredible out of this world fun and excitement! There will be guests, contests, games to play, panels & seminars to attend, an independent movie festival, awesome giveaways, live theater performances, plus much much more! The Imagine Con website www.imaginecon.com has all the information you will need plus all events are listed with a brief description and the Schedule section is also posted and is being updated daily. Memberships to the con may be purchased with their secure online store from the website. Let your imagination run wild in April at Imagine Con!
John Prescott - Chairman - Imagine Con
News for Mar. 06, 2000
Time to Vote for your Favorite!
3/06/00, 23:55 EST - Xoanon
News for Mar. 05, 2000
This Weeks Ebay Items
3/05/00, 22:59 EST - Xoanon
LOTR Opera in Wellington? -Update-
3/05/00, 13:16 EST - Xoanon
I just saw some posters here in Wellington for "Fangorn", an opera "bringing Tolkiens Middle Earth to life with music"... I didn't have a pen and didn't wanna tear the poster. It was in wellington .. 11th or 12th of march.. I'll get back to you on it..
If anyone has any info on this play, please drop me a line!
Ringer Spy Sam sends us some more info regarding this opera.
From the Fringe Festival 2000 guide:
Round Wheel Music Co.
A new contemporary opera blending folk, country and blues with the traditional operatic style. Set in Tolkien's "Middle Earth" where some of the greatest characters of "Lord of the Rings" come alive in song. Comical with a serious message, this is opera for everyone.
Wgtn Performing Arts Centre
March 11, 7.30 pm
March 12, 5pm
Web Watch: For the Avid Fan...
3/05/00, 13:14 EST - Xoanon
3/05/00, 13:10 EST - Xoanon
Highlight to read:
The hobbiton fire was one of the best sets I have ever seen, the green dragon in went up in smoke. It's ok because the fire service were standing by. there was six hours of rehersals, we had only one green dragon in to incinerate, we had to get it right. Never the less we managed to get about six takes in total quick fire one after the other, the night was a total success.
Media Watch: Sunday Star Times
3/05/00, 13:01 EST - Xoanon
March 5th 2000
Rings to film at Tongariro
By Oskar Alley
Permission for crucial scenes of Lord of The Rings to be filmed at Tongariro National Park is expected this week. It is understood Kiwi director Peter Jackson has the green light to film in the area around Mt. Ruapehu, although the Department of Conservation was unwilling to confirm this. Tongariro senior community relations officer Dave Wakelin said the protection of the area's natural beauty was vital.
"It's a world heritage park which we're very proud of and naturally you have in this situation conditions which have been set and we obviously want to keep it that way."
It is understood the Rings team will be granted permission to film on Maori and army land, though some concessions may have to be made. Filming on the $360 million project had already been completed on conservation land in the South Island without incident. Producers had to pay a $50,000 bond, which could be increased to film in Tongariro. Wakelin said the good record would be taken into consideration. "These film companies are very experianced. They know the game, and I think we've had good co-operation from them, which is great."
Rings producer Barrie M Osbourne said he was confident a deal would be struck, but he was happy to follow the application process. He confirmed Tongariro, with it's mountains, desert and rolling mist, was a crucial filming location and not getting permission would be a hindrance. Osbourne said filming in the area would pump millions of dollars into the local economy, with more than 600 cast and crew required at times and local jobs created.
Thanks to Jeffrey for the news!
Cast News: McKellen at Sydney's Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
3/05/00, 12:48 EST - Xoanon
Also thanks to Shaun, RD, and Jesse for the news.
News for Mar. 03, 2000
3/03/00, 18:53 EST - Xoanon
Environmental activists gazette Tolkien names for NZ maps
3/03/00, 18:39 EST - Xoanon
We received some correspondence from Friends of the Earth people who have long hoped that recognition of the unique, 'magical' qualities of the the forests around the Oparara valley might deter logging interests.(See http://www.nfa.org.nz/ for more on that.
As Tehanu's 'Search for Middle-earth' showed, there is a Galadriel Ck. and Moria Gate on the official maps, but Friends of the Earth wanted to take it further. They contacted PJ and suggested that he consider the Oparara Valley as a film location, and word is that children in nearby Westport are preparing to be filmed in some scenes there in May.
Cast News: Elijah's 'Chain of Fools' out Today
3/03/00, 08:53 EST - Xoanon
News for Mar. 02, 2000
Shop: Toy Vault's 'Barrow-Wight' -Updated-
3/02/00, 16:06 EST - Xoanon
UPDATE: I've added some great figurine pics of the Barrow Wight from Toy Vault! [More]
E! Online updates its LOTR set report.
3/02/00, 14:58 EST - Tehanu
Media Watch: TV Guide
3/02/00, 14:18 EST - Xoanon
Green Books Deluge!
3/02/00, 10:59 EST - Quickbeam
*BEWARE* The floodgates have opened and the deluge comes crashing forth! All you patient readers have waited long enough; the many new items in Green Books are sure to quench after such a lengthy drought. Our monthly update for March includes:
Whew...! We hope you enjoy and remind you to watch out for the undertow. Stay tuned for a new "Out on a Limb" by yours truly and even sooner we'll feature new Stump the Staff items that we deem the most perplexing of all.
Much too hasty,
P.S. I admit many people have written asking, "Hey, Quickie, where is that TATTOO you were going to get?" To which I reply, "Never fear. I have just postponed it a little, I promise it will still happen... Soon..."
Shop: Spiderwebart's Latest
3/02/00, 09:35 EST - Xoanon
Latest Newsletter is Away!
3/02/00, 09:20 EST - Xoanon
News for Mar. 01, 2000
Tongariro National Park Out?
3/01/00, 23:36 EST - Xoanon
Extremely reliable sources inform TheOneRing.net that filming at Tongariro National Park, the oldest National Park in New Zealand, may not be happening as previously reported.
My source tells me that due to the remote local, and the amount of equipment, people and horses (does that count as equipment or people?) are making it less and less of a realistic local.
There has also been problems with the DOC (Department of Conservation) they aren't to keen on letting 400 + people roam around protected land as well.
Galadriel Strikes Again!
3/01/00, 19:34 EST - Xoanon
oh Godly one, this is Galadriel
I've killed again...
...This time my target was an American, much to my surprise. He was from LA and flew in just recently, the details of what followed may be of interest to you. [More]
Cast Watch: Brad and Hugo on TV
3/01/00, 11:36 EST - Xoanon
News for Feb. 29, 2000
Weaving IS Elrond!!
2/29/00, 23:06 EST - Xoanon
Who's Hot Australian actor Hugo Weaving made a visit to LOTR's Wellington studios last week. Weaving--probably best known for his role as a drag queen in The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert--will join the project as elf leader Elrond, who leads the council at Rivendell, where the Fellowship first gathers.
More info as it comes in!
Visit our Hugo Weaving cast page [ more ]
Cast Watch: Conway on Starz
2/29/00, 10:13 EST - Xoanon
Thanks to Gamgee for the TV tip!
Shop: This Weeks Ebay Items
2/29/00, 10:10 EST - Xoanon
Elrond cast, according to AICN
2/29/00, 00:32 EST - Tehanu