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June 09, 2004 - June 15, 2004

News for Jun. 15, 2004

Viggo? Is That You?

6/15/04, 9:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Jeff writes: Swedish/german band Dionysus has a new album out, ANIMA MUNDI, and you'll be interested to know that Aragorn's face has been 'borrowed' to be put on the CD cover illustration. More details can be found at their official website. [Image]

SHOP: More New Tolkien Books on the Horizon

6/15/04, 3:36 pm EST - Xoanon

David Brawn, Publishing Director for HarperEntertainment writes: I've just seen this report on new books coming this fall and I have to make a couple of corrections. [More] [TORN's Book Shop]

Weaving Joins Chan in 'Myth' & Blanchett in 'Fish'

6/15/04, 3:26 pm EST - Xoanon

From comingsoon.net Moviehole tells us that "The Matrix" trilogy and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy star Hugo Weaving is attached to a couple of high-profile studio projects. First up, he'll play a swagging hero in a new Jackie Chan vehicle called The Myth. An adventure film in the vein of "Indiana Jones". Next, Weaving has a role in Little Fish, Rowan Wood's new film about a troubled woman in Sydney's little Saigon district. Martin Henderson and Cate Blanchett will co-star. [More]

More NZ Kong Reports

6/15/04, 3:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Deni wirtes: I just read this report by Xoanon about the new happenings on King Kong. I thought I should add a bit of information to help clear up some confusion. [More]

Australian Singer Greta Gertler to Record for 'Ringers'

6/15/04, 3:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Hollywood, CA -- June 15, 2004: Singer/songwriter Greta Gertler will arrange and perform a cover of the classic ballad "Leave Tomorrow Till It Comes" exclusively for the upcoming feature documentary, Ringers: Lord of the Fans. The song is familiar to Tolkien fans from the 1980 Rankin & Bass animated version of The Return of the King. Ms. Gertler's remarkable sense of melody and orchestration breathes new life into a song originally recorded by "The Limeliters" vocalist Glenn Yarbrough. An original composition from Ms. Gertler, the aptly titled "The Ring," will also appear in the film. [More] [Ringers Website]

News for Jun. 14, 2004

JRD To Attend Heroes & Wizards Con in Florida

6/14/04, 10:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Brian C writes: Thought you'd like to know about an upcoming John Rhys-Davies convention appearance. He'll be at Vulkon's Heroes & Wizards convention in Orlando, Florida on August 21st. [More]

ROTK Set to Sweep GPhoria Awards

6/14/04, 9:50 pm EST - Xoanon

frodosam writes: ROTK has five nominations in this year's GPhoria awards. Best Adaptation, Best Cinematic, Best Sound Design, Best Voice Performance Male - Elijah Wood & Best Voice Performance Male - Sean Astin. Elijah Wood has been tapped to present. The show tapes July 31st and airs Aug 6th.

Kong is Coming...

6/14/04, 9:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Almost, but not entirely... writes: I sent a quick report a few weeks ago about the work going on around Wellington NZ for King Kong.. At the carpark behind the Stone Stree Studios in Miramar - The Mumak harness that I reported was being stored at the back of the carpark has now in fact, been taken away. The Three Foot Six truck marked "Genetics Departement" (???) that was parked there has also gone. [More]

SHOP: New Tolkien Books on the Horizon

6/14/04, 9:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Lúthien Rising writes: I took a break from my regular schmoozing at BookExpo Canada today to corner the HarperCollins UK rep and ask about any new Tolkien material coming out -- which, of course, there is! [More] [TORN's Book Shop]

PJ: The Sexy Beast?

6/14/04, 8:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Kathy writes: I was watching this show on MTV called "Your Face or Mine," and two contestants were voting on who the audience would find the most attractive out of two people. As I turned it on, the two people they had to vote on were Peter Jackson and Michael Moore! The contestants chose Peter, and the host revealed that the audience also chose Peter, with him winning 81% of the votes!

We now all know what I've known for years, Peter is one sexy beast!

At the Movies with the Minnesota Orchestra

6/14/04, 8:44 pm EST - Xoanon

From minnesotaorchestra.org: July 11th, 2004. The symphony orchestra has been part of the action in movies for years. Hear music written especially for the movies like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars and more. [More] [Tickets]

Trilogy Screening at Bonnaroo Music Festival

6/14/04, 8:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Bill writes: I just got back from the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. One interesting note: New Line Cinema had a tent set up where they showed movies around the clock on a big screen tv (one of those huge lcd things). On saturday, they showed the entire trilogy back to back.

Get TheOneRing.net Newsletter Today!

6/14/04, 8:35 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is ready to go! Do you want to receive our free 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 over 21 600 mailing list members! Sign up now! [More]

ROTK Served on the Rocks in Denver

6/14/04, 3:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Lady Laurelin writes: ROTK being shown at Red Rocks Ampitheatre (in Denver) in their 'Film on the Rocks' event. [More]

Wood Spotted in Prague

6/14/04, 2:57 pm EST - Xoanon

zkgrumpy writes: Word is that Elijah Wood immediately got down to business in Prague last week; he was spotted in a pub. ;) Filming on "Everything Is Illuminated" is due to start today. I hope someone in Prague has a good digital camera and some spare time.

TV Watch: Starz to Air TTT:EE

6/14/04, 2:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Kate writes: Starting this Sunday, June 20th, Starz will be airing The Two Towers Extended Edition. June 20th 11:00 a.m. and 9p.m. & June 24th 5:45 a.m and 5 p.m. Times are eastern.

SHOP: Sideshow/Weta's Comic Con Exclusive

6/14/04, 12:27 pm EST - Calisuri

At this year's Comic Con, July 22nd-25th in San Diego CA, Sideshow/Weta Collectibles will be featuring an exclusive bust of Gollum. If this item is anything like other company's 'con exclusives,' it will only be for sale at the event. Details will be coming this week. [More]

Figwit to Feature at the NZ Film Festival

6/14/04, 8:25 am EST - leo

Ringer Spy Maika writes: You may have already reported this but I have nothing to lose by sending this info to you. I just found out that a certain film going by the name of "Frodo Is Great... Who Is That?!!" will be part of the New Zealand Film Festival in both Auckland and Wellington. The festival website is www.nzff.co.nz where all the session times and locations can be found!

New 'Fraud of the Rings'!

6/14/04, 8:20 am EST - leo

Cartoonist John Cook chimed in with the following: Just letting you know I've posted a new Lord of the Rings cartoon satire that has Gandalf explaining to Pippin why he has to keep his mouth shut in front of Denethor. Check it out here!

Howard Shore Signing in Sydney, Australia

6/14/04, 8:17 am EST - leo

Natalie writes: Howard Shore will be doing an instore signing on Friday June 18 at 12pm in Borders (Pitt St Mall, Sydney Australia). Check it out if you are interested!

News for Jun. 13, 2004

TORnie Winners Announced!

6/13/04, 10:49 pm EST - weetanya

TORnsib canadanthony writes: "Over on the boards, I have organized a movie awards event decided entirely by TORnsibs via e-mail. The process, which involved a nomination and winner selection round, has been going on since February 2004 and has finally concluded today with the announcement of the winners of the 2004 TORNsib Awards.

The trophy depicts "the ultimate pixelated trophy of the highest geek honour" and is called the TORNie. 52 votes were counted for the nomination round and an impressive 92 votes were counted for the winner selection round. Thanks to everyone who participated. Here are the winners, in bold: [More]

Viggo, Orlando Referenced in Stepford Wives

6/13/04, 10:13 pm EST - weetanya

Mary was the first (of many sharp-eyed Ringers!) to write in about LOTR references in the movie Stepford Wifes (mouse over the words below to see the possible Stepford Wives spoiler): "I saw Stepford Wives last night and in it there is a very funny reference to LOTR hunks Orlando Bloom & Viggo Mortensen . It's a scene where Nicole Kidman & Bette Midler are going through the trash of a gay "wife" who's been changed into a robot and has thrown out things reflecting his real self. So along with his designer clothes, the garbage can contains a photo of Orlando and a t-shirt with Viggo's face on it."

Gollum to take on King Kong

6/13/04, 10:10 pm EST - weetanya

Ataahua (and other Ringers!) sent us a link to this article: Andy Serkis, the man behind the popular Gollum character from Lord of the Rings, is reuniting with Peter Jackson to become the man behind the monster in Universal Pictures' King Kong, the director's retelling of the 1933 classic. [More]

Astin on Celebrity Poker Thurs. 6/17

6/13/04, 10:08 pm EST - weetanya

Steph writes: Hi guys, I thought you would like to know that Sean Astin will be on an all new Celebrity Poker Showdown on Bravo on Thursday. Check local listings for showtimes. [More]

Flood the Teen Choice Awards

6/13/04, 10:04 pm EST - weetanya

Speaking of awards, Charmed reminds us that ROTK is nominated in several categories of the Teen Choice Awards: [More]

Deutsche Phantasik Preis Nominees Announced

6/13/04, 10:01 pm EST - weetanya

Oliver Naujoks, Editor, Phantastik.de writes: Here are the nominations for the "Deutsche Phantasik Preis". The voting-phase for the winner starts today and ends on 8/31, the winners will be announced on the "Buchmessecon" (bookfair-convention) near Frankfurt on 10/9. LOTR was nominated in several categories, and TORn in one. [More] [VOTE]

Lawrence Makoare Q&A in Zeeland, NL

6/13/04, 9:39 pm EST - weetanya

Our own Lawrence Makoare wrote to inform us that he is attending a tattoo convention on July 3rd in Zeeland (in the Netherlands): "The local [Cinecity Cinema] there is running LOTR and I will be doing a Q&A before the showing."
[More about the tattoo convention]
[Address of the convention & cinema]
[Or email for information]

News for Jun. 12, 2004

SHOP: Sideshow/Weta's Balrog and Gandalf on Gwaihir Print

6/12/04, 2:23 pm EST - Celeborn

Gandalf on GwaihirBalrog

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles has finally revealed their new 'Balrog of Moria' statue with a series of 5 pictures and a 360 degree turnaround. They've also released for pre-order a brand new Alan Lee piece, featuring Gandalf on Gwaihir as they travel over Helm's Deep. The piece is limited to 400 worldwide and signed by Richard Taylor, Alan Lee and Ian McKellen! Check them both out at SideshowWeta.com. [Balrog] [Gandalf on Gwaihir]

News for Jun. 11, 2004

More June Green Books

6/11/04, 9:56 pm EST - weetanya

Green Books is back with more updates:

Check back for more June offerings from the Green Books staff!

Movies.com MovieSite Awards

6/11/04, 3:47 pm EST - Celeborn

Do you like TheOneRing.net? Would you consider us one of the best fan movie websites out there? If so, post about it at the Movies.com boards. By voicing your support for TORn, you will be automatically voting for us in their MovieSite Awards 2004. If you do post, thanks in advance! [Vote for TORn]

Ebert Apologizes for 'Get a Life' Comment

6/11/04, 10:47 am EST - Celeborn

In his most recent review of 'The Chronicles of Riddick,' Roger Ebert has apologized for his comment telling LOTR fans to 'Get A life'. [More]

KING KONG: Serkis won't just provide CG help...

6/11/04, 1:34 am EST - Celeborn

We knew Andy Serkis would lend his motion capture performance to the great Ape in PJ's upcoming 'King Kong' but now the The Hollywood Reporter confirms he will also play Lumpy the Cook, a non-cg character. [More]

News for Jun. 10, 2004

MTV Movie Awards on Tonight

6/10/04, 9:42 pm EST - weetanya

The MTV Movie Awards are on MTV -- tonight! For some of you on America's East Coast, they're on right now. For the rest of us, they're on at 9 PM. Enjoy!

Update: To all the folks who have emailed about that troublemaker Dominic Monaghan's last statement ("There will be another [movie] next year!") -- guys, sadly, he was joking.

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend!

6/10/04, 7:12 pm EST - Demosthenes

This weekend, Hall of Fire explores the story of Galadriel/Nerwen Artanis - Ring-bearer and the Lady of the Golden Wood. Raised in Valinor as Galadriel, one of the Noldor’s highest, wisest and most powerful children, she leaves the Blessed Realm to seek a kingdom of her own. [More]

Pre-Order Your Tickets for the Chicago LOTR-Concert!

6/10/04, 10:57 am EST - leo

TheOneRing.net has teamed up with Jam Theatricals to offer an exclusive option to pre-order tickets for the Howard Shore composed concerts of the Lord of the Rings-symphony in Chicago, Il. The concerts will take place in the Auditorium Theatre on October 8 and 9. Normal tickets go on sale from June 14th and onwards, but you can order your tickets from June 10th till June 13th by visiting www.ticketmaster.com and entering the presale offer code RING! [Order Your Tickets Now!]

News for Jun. 09, 2004

LOTR Graduation in Taiwan

6/09/04, 4:44 pm EST - Tehanu

Leading Taiwanese LOTR fan Lucifer Chu, the creator of the new international Chinese edition of LOTR, writes: "I’m helping my alma mater high school in Taiwan to organize their graduation ceremony, which uses the Lord of the Rings as its main theme! " [More] There's clearly some talented students here who really love LOTR!

Last Day to enter 'WORLD OF RINGERS' Contest

6/09/04, 2:58 pm EST - Calisuri

Click Here to Enter!

Only one day left! Don't miss out on a chance to win great prizes in our 'World of Ringers Contest!' We are teaming up with Sideshow/Weta Collectibles to giveaway a SOLD OUT 3/4 Scale Gollum head, a set of the highly prized Series 1 Miniature Helms, and some of our brand new TORn items. Check out the contest-home for more!

Photos from Atlanta TORnsib Moot

6/09/04, 1:19 pm EST - weetanya

Ringer Frodo-esque has sent us pictures from the Atlanta TORnsib Moot. [Report] [Photos]

Fiver and Niorfiel's Report on Mythic Journeys

6/09/04, 1:04 pm EST - weetanya

Ringers Melissa (Fiver) and Rebecca (Niofiel) have now sent us day 4 (in three parts) of their report on Mythic Journeys. Read about their adventures with Alan Lee at the Howard Shore concert [Here]

Ringer Report: Billy Boyd Q&A at the SFX Awards

6/09/04, 11:55 am EST - weetanya

Ringer Marysia wrote an excellent report about Billy Boyd's Q&A at the SFX Awards: "I attended the SFX Awards Events last weekend and here's a summary." [More]

Time Warner eyes MGM

6/09/04, 11:46 am EST - weetanya

Ringer Deena sent us a link to this interesting bit of industry news: "An MGM deal would help Time Warner - which backed the hugely successful 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy - make a movie based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit,' said Robert Routh, analyst at Natexis Bleichroder." [More

Play.com Has Nov. 22 Release Date for ROTK EE

6/09/04, 11:21 am EST - weetanya

Ringer Victoria writes: Thanks for the article from Video Business, I checked out www.play.com about ROTK EE and it says 22/11/04, which would be much nicer than December, but I guess we will just have to wait for New Line's official announcement. [More] Other news with a much later release date is [Here]

Viggo in 'History of Violence'

6/09/04, 11:16 am EST - weetanya

Ringers Jim and Aragornwriter have pointed us to the news that Viggo Mortensen is in A History of Violence directed by David Cronenberg. The movie is based on a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke. [More]

Shore will NOT Conduct Philly Symphony

6/09/04, 11:12 am EST - weetanya

Ringers Cassie and Christine wrote to inform us that Howard Shore will NOT be able to conduct the Lord of the Rings Symphony at Mann Center in Philadelphia on July 13. Someone else will replace him, possibly conductor John Mauceri. Contact the Philadelphia Symphony for more information. [More]

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