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March 28, 2001 - April 03, 2001

News for Apr. 03, 2001

LotR Special Report TODAY on E!

4/03/01, 11:07 pm EST - Gamgee

E! Entertainment network will be airing a LotR special tomorrow night during E! News Daily. The show airs Wednesday night at 6:30 EST. Special thanks to Ryan for sending us the tip! Set your VCR!

Weekly Ebay Items

4/03/01, 9:56 pm EST - Xoanon

MUCH better than just hardly passing your Novell exam! (Geez, you get a 60% and they call it *hardly* passing) [More]

Games Workshop Updates

4/03/01, 11:29 am EST - Xoanon

New info and some pics!

Concealed by mighty spells of secrecy and hidden from the sight of mortals Games Workshop's Rick Priestley has spent the best part of a year working on the Lord of the Rings battlegame. The game and associated model ranges will be going into production shortly and will be ready in time for the release of the first of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy The Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

Last new pic, I promise

4/03/01, 11:05 am EST - Xoanon

Of course, that's not what you folks want to hear! Check it out! SPOILER [More]

News for Apr. 02, 2001

Yet MORE LOTR Books for you to Drool Over!

4/02/01, 5:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy 200 decided to throw his/her hat into the ring and send along 4 more LOTR Books being issued by Harper Collins in North America! Check them out! [More]

Tolkien Art of Steve Hickman

4/02/01, 5:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Franklin Center, PA - Steve Hickman's artworks explore the mysterious, the beautiful, and the visionary in the ever-evolving universe of mythology, fantasy and dreams. The Franklin Mint Museum highlights the work of this award-winning fantasy artist in a special exhibit running from March 13 through April 29. [More]

EA and New Line yet to seal the deal?

4/02/01, 5:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Another TheOneRing.net Exclusive, because we're just that good ;) Darthceasar brings us this bit of news. Looks like New Line jumped the gun in their press release. [More]

Media Watch:Harry Sinclair and Karl Urban

4/02/01, 4:03 pm EST - Tehanu

Reel.com runs a story on Harry Sinclair and Karl Urban, who wrote, directed and starred in the Kiwi indie movie now showing, 'The Price of Milk.' Towards the end of the interview they talk a little about their roles in 'The Lord of the Rings.' (More)

EXCLUSIVE! Wanna see the Official book Covers?

4/02/01, 3:15 pm EST - Calisuri

Well, in what seems to be an endless day of BIG news, Green Books staffer Turgon sends us more! Check out the cover images and a short description for the release of "The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide" and "The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion." SPOILERS [More]

MediaWatch: Astin Talks LOTR

4/02/01, 2:23 pm EST - Calisuri

Sean Astin had a few things to say about being a Hobbit in this About.com Sunday Scoops article:

"At the premiere for Blow, Sean Astin walked down the white carpet talking about his work in the upcoming Lord of the Rings trilogy. With regards to the digital shrinking technology the filmmakers will employ to make the actors look like Hobbits, Astin began his explanation with humor..."[More]

EXCLUSIVE! NL Images from Ringer Spy Scrow

4/02/01, 11:34 am EST - Xoanon

Super Ringer Spy Scrow sent us these great pics from an insider in the production. Take a look at these great pics of Arwen, Boromir, Legolas and Saruman! MAJOR SPOILERS [More]

Sean Bean Moves on to 'Thomas'

4/02/01, 10:37 am EST - Xoanon

Sean Bean (Boromir), who has just wrapped filming 'Don't say a Word' has moved on a to project called 'Tom and Thomas', read what little info there is here. [More]

John Boorman talks LOTR

4/02/01, 10:24 am EST - Xoanon

John Boorman (Excalibur, The Tailor of Panama) is talking up his latest film at Salon.com. He also touches on his past failed effort to make LOTR in the 70's. Check out what John has to say about PJ's LOTR and Tolkien himself. [More]

New Arwen and Gimli pics!

4/02/01, 8:06 am EST - leo

Aint-it-cool-news.com has some new pictures up from Liv Tyler (Arwen) and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) in full costume! The scans are appearantly from the New Zealand edition of Woman's Weekly. Thanks for Barliman's regular-to-be Matt for that! Gee... I didn't know they carried watches in Middle-earth... [More]

News for Apr. 01, 2001

Hook, Line, Sinker, Rod and Copy of 'Angling Times'!

4/01/01, 11:40 pm EST - Xoanon


Wow, I never thought such a silly April fools trick would nail EVERYONE. Well, us folks at TORN had a great laugh at your expense, but we couldn't help it. So, to set the record straight: WE DID NOT SELL ANYTHING TO NEW LINE and PJ DID NOT GET ARRESTED.

We got such a flood of emails, I had to post them for you guys to see. I say nothing says April Fools more than hate mail! [More]

Want to read the fake press release that got the whole ball roling? Click here! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

4/01/01, 11:30 pm EST - Xoanon

A great chance to see your favorite LOTR star on the small screen! [More]

Cast News: Elijah to Star in 'Ash Wednesday'

4/01/01, 3:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Elijah Wood (Frodo) is slated to star alongside Ed Burns in the indie crime drama 'Ash Wednesday'. Read more about it at Filmforce.com. [More]

New Line Cinema reorganizes

4/01/01, 3:28 pm EST - Xoanon

InfoBeat - New Line Cinema reorganizes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - New Line Cinema has promoted its longtime president to co-chairman and signed long-term contracts with other key executives. [More]

LOTR Goodies

4/01/01, 3:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Saint sends in a great summary of places you can check out to get all the latest LOTR related goodies. [More]

News for Mar. 31, 2001


3/31/01, 2:30 pm EST - Xoanon



New Line Cinema, has purchased the rights and ownership duties to the US/Canada/New Zealand based website THEONERING.NET effective immediately. [More]

Live Chats March 31 and April 1, FotR chapter IV

3/31/01, 1:39 pm EST - Tookish

This weekend in The Hall of Fire we crack open the great story to discuss chapter four of The Fellowship of the Ring, A Shortcut to Mushrooms. Details on when and where, including new times to account for Daylight Savings, here.

New Teaser Trailer News?

3/31/01, 11:58 am EST - Xoanon

Who knows with this weekend, April Foolishness all around. Apparently AICN has some news regarding a new trailer with Pearl Harbor. I'm...well..who knows this weekend.

Hey folks, Harry here! Well, here's the latest. The next Teaser Trailer for LORD OF THE RINGS is being worked on currently. [More]

E! Updates

3/31/01, 1:35 am EST - Tookish

E!Online's Force of Hobbit has been updated for April. Check it here.

News for Mar. 30, 2001

Teaser Trailer continues its spread

3/30/01, 8:04 pm EST - Tehanu

"I just wish to inform you that the LOTR trailer was shown in Serbian capital Belgrade on march 29.It was on the premier of Finding Forrester in Belgrade's biggest cinema.Several tv stations were showing the trailer also."

Thanks to Borislav for that. They had a long wait!

BREEMOOT Press Release

3/30/01, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon


Tolkien scholars and hobbit fans will gather at two conferences at The University of St. Thomas over April [26-28], 2001. Concerning Hobbits and Other Matters: Tolkien Across the Disciplines, on Thursday, April [26], will feature a number of formal presentations by scholars from around the country, under sponsorship of the St. Thomas English Department. [More]

Various UK Mags cover LOTR

3/30/01, 10:18 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Fan Spider does a great job covering some UK magazines with reports from 'Dreamwatch', 'Empire' and 'Total Film'. [More]

More on Alanis and Axl

3/30/01, 10:00 am EST - Xoanon

Yesterday we reported the news that Alanis Morisette and Axl Rose may be recording a duet for the LOTR Trilogy, well there's more to this story right on www.alanismorissette.net

Quite a little of news to report today, so hold tight. According to French-entertainment website actustar.com, Alanis Morissette will be doing her third soundtrack single this year, with Axl Rose from Guns 'N' Roses! The two will record a track together for a NEW Trilogy coming out, called "Lord of the Rings".

Just remember what time of year it is as well, so who knows about this story...

Cast Watch: Tyler is red hot in 'McCool'

3/30/01, 9:53 am EST - Xoanon

You can click here to go to the newly opened website for the latest Liv Tyler (Arwen) film 'One Night at McCool's', check it out, and turn the air conditioning up :) [More]

Cast Watch: Sean Bean in the Bronx

3/30/01, 9:50 am EST - Xoanon

DH has a report from the set of 'Don't Say a Word', the latest film from Sean Bean (Boromir). [More]

News for Mar. 29, 2001

From the Strange and Unusual File...

3/29/01, 11:10 am EST - Xoanon

Here comes a bit of news to make you forget about lunch. Rumor has been circulating online that singer/songwriter goddess Alanis Morisette will be doing a song for LOTR. Now that's fine in itself, but the REAL odd bit is that she's rumored to be doing it with former 'Guns 'n' Roses' frontman Axl Rose?

Take this rumor with an entire SALT FACTORY folks, but I'll be looking into it anyway. No matter how odd it is...

Houghton Mifflin Movie Tie-in LOTR Cover

3/29/01, 11:05 am EST - Calisuri

Click to see larger version

Ringer staff member Turgon, of Green Books fame, sends us the heads up on the movie tie-in cover from Houghton Mifflin. [More]

Diamond Previews Gives us LOTR!

3/29/01, 2:36 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Bateman gives us a first look at some very cool LOTR Toys you'll be seeing at Toys R Us sometime in the future! Take a look! [More]

News for Mar. 28, 2001

Hobbit Boys Pose in 'Details'

3/28/01, 7:17 pm EST - Xoanon

The Hobbit boys have posed for Details Magazine, you can check it out in our scrapbook. [More]

Hong Kong LOTR Ad

3/28/01, 7:14 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Ita

I'm a LotR fan from Hong Kong. Maybe it's not a fresh news to you, but i'd be glad to send you a pic. I found it in the gift package of The Hobbit available in the beginning of 2001. A brilliant ad that I love it so much! [More]

NZ Relase Date News, Again

3/28/01, 7:09 pm EST - Xoanon

From: home.nzcity.co.nz

"Filming for the 360-million dollar budget trilogy finished in December, and the films are tipped to be bigger than "Star Wars". [More]

PJ's 'Silver' is Movie of the Day

3/28/01, 10:15 am EST - Xoanon

The Peter Jackson mockumentry 'Forgotten Silver' has been chosen as the movie of the day over at imdb.com. [More]

Media Watch: Veja Magazine

3/28/01, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon

From: Dúnadan

Behold brazilian fans! The brazilian magazine Veja, one of the biggest in Brazil, brought a small report about Tolkien and the production of the movies. The report came with a (possibly new) picture of Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) and one of the four hobbits.

One more sleep

3/28/01, 9:34 am EST - leo

While most the world will enjoy 'The Fellowship of the Ring' on December 19th, it seems that kiwis will have to wait a full week later to see what the fuss is all about.

From: TV3.co.nz

While everyone else enjoys Christmas Day this year, Lord of the Rings fans will still be muttering "just one more sleep to go." Why?

Because the movie's going on general release here Boxing Day (december 26th, leo). The film's distributors have named the day for the New Zealand premiere of the first in the trilogy.

But they won't say whether Boxing Day will also be the international debut.

It's not clear if screenings may be held overseas before New Zealand gets to see it.

New Edoras Pics

3/28/01, 9:11 am EST - Calisuri

Last year, Ringer spy Joe NZ was able to get some video from near the Edoras set. Unfortunately, because of bandwidth limitations they couldn't send the video, but at least here are some screen shots! SPOILERS [More]

Noro lim, Noro lim, Arwen!?!

3/28/01, 2:16 am EST - Jincey

Well, well, well! Remember all the talk about poor ol' Glorfindel being ousted from FotR because more room was needed for Arwen? A source close to the production says this is not entirely true! !!!SPOILERS!!! [More]

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