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March 14, 2001 - March 20, 2001

News for Mar. 20, 2001

Decipher LOTR Card Game at GAMA 2001

3/20/01, 8:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Decipher, the cool folks making the LOTR Cards for the films have recently ben showing off thier wares at GAMA 2001. Check out Gaming Havens for a cool pic and a link to see some more! [More]

Tyler: 'an amazing thing'

3/20/01, 6:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Liv Tyler (Arwen) has recently spoken with Flaunt Magazine. In the interview Liv gives some very interesting tidbits on her character and the overall changes from the books to the films. [More]

!!!Spoilers!!!

Finalized LOTR Product Range

3/20/01, 4:49 pm EST - Calisuri

Games Workshop has posted a finalized version of its initial product release for "Fellowship of the Ring." [More]

Thanks to Ken for sending us this heads up and check out a small excerpt in Gaming Havens.

MediaWatch: Pipes & Tobacco Magazine

3/20/01, 4:14 pm EST - Calisuri

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Ringer fan Ratty sends us this scan of the latest Pipes & Tobacco Magazine which just so happens to feature our favorite author! The article explains the uses of pipes and tobaccos in Tolkien's work and gives a summary of the novels from sort of a pipe-lover's point of view. Run out and get your copy! [More]

Star Wars II Production Ramps Up

3/20/01, 2:19 pm EST - Xoanon

The official Star Wars website is reporting that the production is preparting for some additional shoots in London. This could mean that Christopher Lee (Saruman) and Marton Csokas (Celeborn) may be there working on some additional scenes.

And X-Men II as Well....

3/20/01, 2:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Hugh Jackman has recently stated that the entire cast of the original X-Men will be back for the sequel. So that means look out for Ian McKellen (Gandalf) to be playing the heavy one more time.

Karl Urban and his 'Demons'

3/20/01, 11:03 am EST - Xoanon

Urban in Demons
Urban in 'Demons'

Karl Urban (Eomer) wil be spending time with the dark side on his next movie 'Demons'. In it Urban plays Dr. Harry Ballard, a man who has just 'unearthed the essence of evil'. Don't bring the kiddies to this one folks :) [More]

Thanks to Galadriel for the tip!

SFX Goes LOTR Mad!!

3/20/01, 9:25 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy David C did an AMAZING job by sending me these amazing scans from our good pals at SFX Magazine, thanks alot!! [More]

3foot6 Insider talks LOTR

3/20/01, 8:29 am EST - Xoanon

From: Androg

Melissa works at the Wellington beased production company 3foot6 and had the inside view of the production of Lord of the Rings -- here is her account of the events:

"Finally, Tolkien's best seller Lord of the Rings will be realised on film and at the helm New Zealand's Peter Jackson. Principal photography began on October 11 1999 and wrapped up on December 22 2000, with another 2 years of work to come in Post Production. [More]

Holm's 'From Hell' Screened

3/20/01, 8:19 am EST - Xoanon

AICN has a report on one of the first screenings of the new Ian Holm (Bilbo) film 'From Hell', Holm plays Sir William Gull. [More]

Media Watch: Vanity Fair

3/20/01, 8:15 am EST - Xoanon

Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) graces the pull out cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair this month. The issue deals with Hollywood and some of the female 'Legends of Hollywood'.

News for Mar. 19, 2001

Weekly Ebay Items

3/19/01, 3:47 pm EST - Xoanon

More fun than any raves you'll ever go to!!! [More]

9 Months and Counting!

3/19/01, 9:48 am EST - Xoanon

Today, March 19th marks exactly 9 months until FOTR is released in theatres!!

Sean Bean Narrates 'Places'

3/19/01, 9:37 am EST - Xoanon

Sean Bean (Boromir) is narrating Treacherous Places, a 3-part documentary series examining the natural phenomena that make certain locations the most dangerous places in the natural world. The series airs on Channel 5 in the UK March 19 and 26 and April 2 at 8pm.

Thanks to Nona for the tip!

Ian McKellen Interview

3/19/01, 9:33 am EST - Xoanon

The Independent has a short article on Ian McKellen (Gandalf) today where he talkes about what it was like to move to New Zealand for a year. You can see it here. [More]

Thanks to Chris H for the tip!

News for Mar. 18, 2001

Rygiel Replaces Stetson?

3/18/01, 10:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Since the surprising news of Mark Stetson being "let go" everybody was wondering who will be brought in his place. Well, now we have the answer:

The new visual effects supervisor for Lord of the Rings is Jim Rygiel. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

3/18/01, 3:09 pm EST - Xoanon

A great chance to see when you can catch your favorite LOTR stars on the small screen this week! I've also added Peter Jackson and Howard Shore listings! [More]

Brad Dourif's Birthday!

3/18/01, 2:19 pm EST - Xoanon


Today, March 18th, is Brad Dourif's Birthday! Brad was born Bradford Claude Dourif on March the 18th, 1950 in Huntington, West Virginia. That makes him 51 today! Happy Birthday Brad!

Media Watch: Millimeter Magazine

3/18/01, 2:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Shawn sends in an article from 'Millimeter Magazine' concerning WETA and the LOTR special effects department.

News for Mar. 17, 2001

Knit 1, Pearl 2........

3/17/01, 6:54 pm EST - Gamgee

Attention all sewing nuts out there! Halloween is sneaking up on us! Why not outfit those little hobbits in some fine handmade chainmail?? Thanks Ianthe for the pattern! Check it out! [More]

FotR Chats for 3/17 & 3/18: Three is Company

3/17/01, 12:17 am EST - Tookish

Every two weeks we are discussing a new chapter of The Lord of the Rings in our special discussion room called The Hall of Fire. Now itís time for us to talk about chapter three of The Fellowship of the Ring, Three is Company. More here.

News for Mar. 16, 2001

Sauron: Yep, he appears TWICE

3/16/01, 8:18 pm EST - Tehanu

We got more details from the extra Sylvesterpasemester who starred opposite Sauron, and confirmation that Sauron appears twice in the movies, from no less a source than scriptwriter Phillipa Boyens. Thanks to Hunter for sending us the relevant portion of his magazine 'Creative Screenwriting' (More)

Media Watch: Empire Online.

3/16/01, 7:49 pm EST - Tehanu

In case you haven't seen it already, Empire Magazine's online version have a very nice calendar of films to watch out for in 2001. LOTR features of course, as does Cate Blanchett's latest movie The Gift. Thanks to Strider for the reminder. (More)

LOTR Trailer in Greece

3/16/01, 7:37 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanasis wrote in to say:

"You can watch the LOTR trailer only before the film "Enemy at the Gates" in every theatre from teh 16th of this month. Go for it!"

Thanks for that.

New Rings Trailer at Cannes?

3/16/01, 6:27 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Aaron (Via Cinescape)

A longer trailer for the Lord of the Rings did not appear at this year's ShoWest function, but another one is coming. According to E! Online's Anderson Jones, a new trailer may be a part of New Line's big event at Cannes in May

Want to know WHO will be at Cannes?

3/16/01, 12:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Ghost of Deagol sends in this article from a Danish newspaper which has a few more details on LOTR at Cannes! [More]

One Night at McCools Pushed Back...Again

3/16/01, 11:05 am EST - Xoanon

The Liv Tyler (Arwen) film 'One Night at McCools' was once set for a release today, then was pushed back to April 13th, now word has it from Corona that is has been pushed back yet again. April 27th is now the scheduled release date for the comedy. Meanwhile you can click on the image above to go to the official website, which is chock full of Liv Tyler pics.

Orlando Bloom cast in next Ridley Scott Film

3/16/01, 10:03 am EST - Xoanon

Orlando Bloom (Legolas) has been cast as Private First Class Todd Blackburn in the new Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien) film 'Black Hawk Down'. The film is scheduled for a November 2001 release.

Moulin Rouge Trailer Soon

3/16/01, 9:31 am EST - Xoanon

DarkHorizons is reporting today that the trailer for the David Wenham (Faramir) musical 'Moulin Rouge' will be released in theatres and online next week.

Media Watch: Total Film Magazine

3/16/01, 12:11 am EST - Xoanon


Ringer Spy Ares sends in this article from 'Total Film Magazine' April 2001. Click on the images above to enlarge.

News for Mar. 15, 2001

Liv Tyler Mention on Access Hollywood

3/15/01, 7:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Access Hollywood did a small piece on Liv Tyler's (Arwen) marriage news. AH reported the news via Liv's famous dad, Steven Tyler of Areosmith. Liv will marry rocker Royson Langdon of the band 'Spacehog'.

Sauron Speculations

3/15/01, 1:46 pm EST - Tehanu

Further to our report from an extra who took part in a scene with Sauron (see below) we got some good thoughts about it from you. [More]

Cate Weaves Her Magic

3/15/01, 11:22 am EST - Xoanon

From: Demosthenes

I found this little snippet about Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) in the latest edition (March 17) of New Idea (a popular Australian women's magazine).

Latest Newsletter is Away!

3/15/01, 8:44 am EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is away! Do you want to receive our weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time! Join the crowd of more than 3300+ mailing list Ringers! Sign up now! [More]

News for Mar. 14, 2001

Wanna hear more about Sauron???

3/14/01, 6:51 pm EST - Tehanu

It seems more and more certain that we WILL see Sauron in the movies, according to this report from an extra who was THERE. Nobody's been able to say yet whether the scene in question is from the Battle of the Last Alliance, when the Ring was cut from Sauron's finger, or whether he'll appear at the end of ROTK, but it seems we'll get more than a quick glimpse. (More)

Hey, I Resemble that Remark!

3/14/01, 11:01 am EST - Xoanon

Ok, well maybe I don't, but the folks at ModenHumorist.com have a movie 'spoiler' page up that look almost, but not entirely, like AICN. They've got some great LOTR 'news' and even take a rip at an old Super Spy we had back in the day, 'Galadriel'. [More]

Another Look at the LOTR Poster

3/14/01, 10:11 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy SirReal sends us another couple of images of the A and B LOTR posters. It is interesting to note the changes, these two look different even from the one on the official site. [Here and Here]

Apple.com iCards section

3/14/01, 4:58 am EST - leo

Apple.com has a nice section on their site on which you can view the original quicktime preview (or preivew as they call it) and send Lord of the Rings iCards to all your friends or favorite associate editors! [More]

-updated!-
Humm hroem... several people have been telling me this section seems to be temporarily down, keep an eye on it anyway, who knows when it'll be up and running again...

Another update, Jonathan emailed me to tell me he found a diffirent way to get to the iCards, follow this link directly to the iCards!


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