News for Mar. 14, 2000
Cast News: Cate and Oscar!
3/14/00, 23:57 EST - Xoanon
Cate Blanchett To Make First Oscar(R) Show Appearance
Beverly Hills, CA - Actress Cate Blanchett has been tapped to present at the 72nd Academy Awards(R), producers Richard D. and Lili Fini Zanuck have announced.
Blanchett received a Best Actress nomination from the Academy for her title role as "Elizabeth" last year. She made her feature film debut in 1997 in "Paradise Road," which was immediately followed by a starring role in "Thank God He Met Lizzie." Her other film credits include "Oscar and Lucinda," "Pushing Tin," "An Ideal Husband," and most recently "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Blanchett recently completed production on "The Man Who Cried." Her upcoming projects include "The Gift" and "The Lord of the Rings."
Academy Awards(R) for outstanding film achievements of 1999 will be presented on March 26, 2000, at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. Sunday at the Oscars(R) will be televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5:00 p.m. (PST), with a half-hour red carpet arrivals segment preceding the presentation ceremony.
Thanks to Pippin-Took for the tip!
The latest from Mithril
3/14/00, 09:32 EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: UK Radio Times
3/14/00, 09:23 EST - Xoanon
Hill: "It's been good to get home and spend time with my family, though now I'm off to New Zealand for months to film The Lord Of The Rings with Ian Holm, Sean Bean and Ian McKellen. I play Theodon, King of Rohan, and all-action, middle-aged hero! I'll be there for most of the year -- there are three films in all, though I'm only in two --- and I hope my wife and my son Gabriel will be joining me."
Thanks to RUSS for the tip!
Helms Deep Rumblings
3/14/00, 00:03 EST - Xoanon
News for Mar. 13, 2000
Set Report: Rivendell!
3/13/00, 23:49 EST - Xoanon
Media Watch: Sunday Star Times
3/13/00, 13:29 EST - Xoanon
This Week's Ebay Items
3/13/00, 13:13 EST - Xoanon
ShoWEST LOTR Footage
3/13/00, 10:22 EST - Xoanon
Week-end Casting Re-Cap
3/13/00, 09:36 EST - Xoanon
TheOneRing.net was the first to bring you the exclusive casting news regarding Marton Csokas. Csokas will play the Elf Celeborn in LOTR. [More]
So just who will play Theoden? TheOneRing.net again brings you news on a casting shift, Bernard Hill (left) is now confirmed as Theoden, while a cloud of mystery hangs over the casting of Kevin Conway. [More]
As always you can check all the weekly headlines here.
Get out the vote!
3/13/00, 09:13 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Hill in Titanic
3/13/00, 09:09 EST - Xoanon
Web Watch: mckellen.com
3/13/00, 00:36 EST - Xoanon
Sir Ian talks about his role as Gandalf
3/13/00, 00:18 EST - Tehanu
News for Mar. 12, 2000
Deluca: 'Ethan's Out'
3/12/00, 21:13 EST - Calisuri
From Mike Deluca.
Report: Mordor Walk
3/12/00, 14:31 EST - Calisuri
3/12/00, 14:29 EST - Calisuri
News for Mar. 11, 2000
Bernard Hill WILL play Theoden.
3/11/00, 19:34 EST - Tehanu
Just WHO will play Theoden?
3/11/00, 12:19 EST - Xoanon
Csokas IS Celeborn!
3/11/00, 10:07 EST - Xoanon
TheOneRing.net Exclusive!, TheOneRing.net has learned from very reliable sources that kiwi actor Marton Csokas will play Galadriel's husband Celeborn in Lord of the Rings.
The casting news was going to be dished out April 4th, but I pulled some strings and got it for you 3 weeks early!
Csokas is a seasoned Theatre actor with more that 25 different works with his name. He's also been in a few films and was recently on Hercules, and Xena.
Cast Watch: Lee and Wood on TV
3/11/00, 10:02 EST - Xoanon
5 Months and counting
3/11/00, 09:59 EST - Xoanon
News for Mar. 10, 2000
Media Watch: The Dominion
3/10/00, 23:24 EST - Xoanon
New Neoplanet Skin Available!
3/10/00, 23:21 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Bean's 'Airborne' on TMN
3/10/00, 09:36 EST - Xoanon
More on the Vanity Fair picture
3/10/00, 09:33 EST - Xoanon
News for Mar. 09, 2000
Our news on your site, followup
3/09/00, 21:59 EST - Corvar
Wanna See Hobbits?....
3/09/00, 13:49 EST - Xoanon
Galadriel 3: This time it's personal
3/09/00, 11:59 EST - Xoanon
And the Winner is!
3/09/00, 09:44 EST - Xoanon
Houghton Mifflin and New Line Cinema Announce Winner of “Middle-Earth Sweepstakes”
Houghton Mifflin Company, publishers of J.R.R. Tolkien's complete works in the United States since 1938 and New Line Cinema, the producers of a forthcoming The Lord of the Rings feature film trilogy currently in production under Peter Jackson's direction, today announced the winner of their 'Win a Trip to Middle-Earth' Sweepstakes. Christopher Willis of Narragansett, Rhode Island has won the trip for two to New Zealand for a special, behind-the-scenes visit to The Lord of the Rings movie set. The prize includes round-trip air travel, accommodations, as well as $1,000 spending money.
A school psychologist at the Newport County Regional Special Education Program and a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, winner Christopher Willis says, 'I read the trilogy twenty-five years ago as a young man. Its fantasy was a great escape from reality.' Willis's teenage son and wife are also Tolkien fans. Discovering that he was the winner of a contest, which he had entered at his local Walden books, Willis describes his reaction, 'It was like Christmas. The fedex [notification] came on Christmas Eve. It was the best thing that happened to me that week!'
The books in The Lord of the Rings are The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. New Line's first movie in the trilogy is currently scheduled for release in Christmas 2001.
For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Sawyer, (212)420-5897 or firstname.lastname@example.org
News for Mar. 08, 2000
Media Watch: The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety - AKA Quickbeam and Xoanon seek gainful employment
3/08/00, 17:54 EST - Xoanon
Today I awoke to the following items in the trades.
From Daily Variety:
Headline: "New Line Reels to its Roots" by Dade Hayes
Text: With its 2000 slate, New Line is returning to its roots: comedy and mayhem, much of it with urban appeal.
The mini-major, along with speciality division Fine Line, unspooled Tuesday the first product reel at ShoWest.
By far the best-received part of the presentation concerned three pics that aren't on the 2000 slate: the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The three are being lensed simultaneously in New Zealand.
"Rings" clips mixed behind-the-scenes footage, cast interviews and a smattering of finished snippets.
The unorthodox shooting schedule will yield a releasable trio sometime in 2001, presenting New Line with a dilemma: When to slot them? Product reel gave an answer, at least for now: Christmas 2001, 2002 and 2003.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Headline: "NL shows off radiant 'Rings' at lunch event" by Chris Gennusa
Text: New Line Cinema unspooled a diverse product reel that gave 4,000 ShoWest attendees their first glimpse of the mega-budgeted "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The company said one film in the series will be released each Christmas beginning next year through 2003.
The crowd witnessed a special effects-laden behind-the-scenes "making of" segment with Peter Jackson talking about the film. Many attendees said because of the costuming and scope of the project, "Rings" looked much like an epic "Star Wars."
Do you believe the errors in this? I mean, The Hollywood Reporter is one of the biggest industry trades, everybody in La-La Land reads it, and they can't even get the country name right! Or the budget ... which was rumored to be up to $190 million for all THREE films, not just one.
Who says you can't hire good help anymore? **Hey editors at the Reporter, if you need to hire a correspondent who knows the facts AND knows how to write, drop me a note!** (me to! Xoanon needs a new job! - Xo)
Much too hasty,
Web Watch: Cinescape Online
3/08/00, 17:49 EST - Xoanon
"This was the one everyone was waiting for. Hoping for the six-minute promotional shown in New Zealand last week, New Line chose instead to present a package especially made for ShoWest which combined quick clips from the movie interspaced by lengthier behind the scenes interviews with cast and crew. A quick opening shot of what appeared to be Gollum quickly dissolved to a set piece with Elijah Wood and Sean Astin--in hobbit gear, of course--talking about the production of this grand trilogy. [More]
Thanks to Wasp for the tip!
ShoWEST Footage: 'Not for the public'
3/08/00, 13:20 EST - Xoanon
GB: Was wondering if you planned on releasing this footage (which sounds like a trailer) to the public?? Either over the Internet or in theaters over the summer? just curious...thanks
Mike Deluca: no, it was more a making of thing rather than footage
This is rather sad, considering the footage was apparently fantastic, come on guys....not even a little peek for your most loyal fans? the TORNadoes?
New Site Features
3/08/00, 12:58 EST - Corvar
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