[Lotr_announce] This Week on TheOneRing.net
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TORN TV: Lord of the Rings News for the Visual Age
Hobbit in 5 – TORn Chats, Cast Arrives in NZ, Andy Serkis Directing
On this episode of Hobbit in 5, we tell you about the upcoming live
chat with TORn staffer Quickbeam, Stephen Fry and Luke Evans tweet on
their way to NZ, announce the launch date for The Lord of the Rings:
War in the North, and Peter Jackson offers Andy Serkis some advice! We
also discuss Thror in this week’s character study.
Thanks to our executive producer: Andrew Blocher
Watch Previous Episodes
Exclusive: Andy Serkis talks ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’
‘Hobbit’ with TORn
Fans of The Lord of the Rings films already know that Andy Serkis can
act his face off and act without ever showing his face. He first
proved it with his landmark performance of Gollum in The Two Towers.
Film making and acting without a net, portions of the film hinged on
Serkis’ performance of a creature and Weta Digital’s ability to put
the emotion on screen digitally. It worked. Beyond all expectations,
TORn Tuesday with Quickbeam! Join in!
Join in the fun with TORn Tuesday! This LIVE event will be hosted by
long-time staffer Clifford Broadway, aka Quickbeam, and will feature
non-stop discussion about the words and works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Cliff
will be interacting live with our Barliman’s chatroom and will, of
course, discuss the latest happening related to Peter Jackson’s Hobbit
films. Check out the broadcast in our LIVE event section now!
Stephen Fry arrives in NZ for Hobbit role
Veteran actor Stephen Fry has arrived in Wellington to begin filming
his part in The Hobbit. Fry, a prolific tweeter, touched down in the
capital a few hours ago, telling his Twitter followers it was
“brightish but not freezing”.
WBIE Releases LOTR: War in the North Launch Date & New Box Art
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios today
announce The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, the anticipated new
video game based on the revered The Lord of the Rings novels and
films, will launch in North America on November 1, 2011 for
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Games for Windows. The game’s Collector’s
Edition, featuring behind-the-scenes looks at the game development, a
specially crafted art book, digital download content and more, will
launch the same day.
A Look Back: Has Comic-Con Really Jumped The Shark?
This year at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 we brought tons of Hobbity
goodness to all the fans who joined us to celebrate our shared love of
Tolkien. It was a huge success by all accounts. Our Hobbit panel
launched the weekend with wonderful buzz. We got a nice interview with
Bard (Luke Evans) before he even stepped foot in New Zealand for his
first day of filming!
Auckland Weta Cave shop opening soon!
>From WETA’s latest Newsletter: From Monday 22 August and for the next
three months, we’re delighted to have a special Weta Cave at SKYCITY
in Auckland. At the very root of Auckland’s impressive Skytower (when
we say ‘you can’t miss it’ – we really mean it), the cave doors will
open and we’re looking forward to seeing all you Aucklanders and other
Collecting The Precious – Orthanc Pre-Order from Weta
Alright, Ringers today is the day! The Orthanc Pre-Ruin environment
has gone up for Pre-Order! Orthanc of course is the newest environment
to join the environment line with amazing pieces like Bag End and
Rivendell. The price of this Orthanc is $250 and for the first 400
orders you will get a 24k gold Sauron Eye pin as well as a numbered
piece. After this the piece will be an open edition but don’t wait too
long as this will be a piece you will be kicking yourself if you never
add it to your collection. Don’t forget after you order to enter what
you want the official name of this piece to be when it ships. The
contest ends August 5th at 5pm PST!
Collecting The Precious – Weta’s Bag End Collector’s Edition Review
In 2010, the artisans at Weta, brought to life through help of the
members of the Shadow and Flame forum, one of the most well loved
places in Middle-Earth. That place would be none other the hole under
the hill, Bag End. The home of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins would finally
be turned into something The Lord of the Rings fans could bring into
Comic-Con 2011 Hobbit Panel by TheOneRing.net
1,000 lined up, 480 got in, 57,000 watched online at
TheOneRing.net/live! TheOneRing.net kicked off San Diego Comic Con
2011 with the very first panel of the convention, Thursday 10 a.m. in
room 7AB. Over 1,500 people lined up to secure one of only 480 seats
in the room! Hosted by Larry D. Curtis (MrCere) and Cliff Broadway
(Quickbeam), with special guest Daniel Falconer of Weta and our
friends at Warner Brothers, TheOneRing.net previewed all the Hobbit
actors in character and demoed a voiceover clip from Benedict
Cumberpatch, the voice of Smaug doing a reading. TORn also announced
its fan event surrounding two Sideshow/Weta Gandalf statues that fans
in the U.S. and Europe can participate in. (Fandalf at TheOneRing.net)
Each fan at the panel was then invited to an exclusively War In The
North event and prizes were awarded from Badali Jewelry.
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