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"Spy Reports" presents the best rumours and reports we can find, some of them from on-the-spot observers. Although TheOneRing.net™ makes every effort to find reliable sources, we cannot vouch for the truth of every rumour we are given. We would urge our spies to show the same respect towards cast and crew members as they would like to receive themseleves. We hope to be unobtrusive observers of the film-makers, and not to make their job more difficult.


The Water Horse Set?
Xoanon @ 11:30 pm EST
One of our new men out in NZ, John sends these photos from Stone Street Studios in Wellington. This is a studio located about 2 minutes away from the coolest place in the world, also known as WETA Workshop & WETA Digital, and in between that is Park Road Post, where some LOTR work, and most of the work on King Kong was done..basically this neighborhood is the trifecta of movie-geek heaven.

When I was down in Wellington last April I caught up with LOTR producer Barrie Osbourne, we was hard at work on his next film 'The Water Horse'. I also had a chance to meet the director Jay Russell. At the time they were just about ready to begin shooting, this looks like they may be in re-shoot phase, the shoot in Scotland may or may not have happened yet, who knows. As you can see in the photos they seem to be planning something quite BIG to be on the blue screen...anyone who has read 'The Water Horse' already knows the answer to what that 'something' may be.

Take a look at the photos and what John has to say!

'The Water Horse' Set?
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There are a few photos of WWII type patrol boats sitting at the entrance to Stone Street. Secondly, we walked around to the other end of the street where you can see the back end of blue screen (cargo container side). There are a few places along this street where it seems Weta has parked some things that are either not in use any more of about to be used. I included a few pictures of what looks like a giant fist and the back of a head. They're sitting in an alley along with a couple catapults...obviously from LOTR. Also, in another space there are very new looking airplane parts which look unfinished and freshly made. There's one photo of those in the bunch.

On the night of the 16th and 17th one of the major streets in town is going to be shut down for "filming".


CONFIRMED! Billy Boyd will attend gala "Ringers" Premiere!
Quickbeam @ 6:23 am EST
Exciting news! The stars come out to play for the "RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS" West Coast Premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival! A wonderful HUGE event is scheduled this Saturday, April 23, at 7:30PM, including an after-party at the Hard Rock Cafe. Come join the Line Party [click here] and take part with hundreds of fans, costumes, and prizes from Sideshow/WETA Collectibles! Billy Boyd will be there in person!. Do not miss out on the hottest LOTR film event of the year. Click here and scroll down to "Ringers" to purchase your combo ticket for both screening and party. Click here for more on the "Ringers" site.


Miranda Otto Pregnant
Xoanon @ 2:16 pm EST
From ContactMusic: Australian actress Miranda Otto is expecting her first child with actor husband Peter O'Brien. The couple, who married on New Year's Day 2003, are "thrilled", according to a spokesperson. Otto, 37, who starred in as Eowyn in LOTR, recently finished filming Steven Spielberg's 'War of the Worlds', in which she plays Tom Cruise's pregnant wife.


Spy Report on PJ Next Project?!
Xoanon @ 10:37 am EST
From a very good source:

I got some news from the Jackson camp from a good friend who's working onset on "King Kong". I'm not sure if you've heard these before or not, but here goes:

1) Two words: Giant Spiders. Yes Peter Jackson has DEFINITELY shot the infamous Giant Spider segment that was cut from the original 1933 version of the movie. And not only Giant Spiders, but Giant Wetas as well!

2) Andy Serkis's character - Lumpy - bites it in the Giant Spider sequence

3) Andy Serkis's motion capture suit apparently has extended arms to give him a more gorilla effect AND he has a microphone that goes through an audio processor to make him roar like a gorilla to give the actors something to perform against!

4) Here's the most interesting tidbit of all - there is a VERY STRONG rumour going around set that Peter Jackson's next movie is going to be - A WORLD WAR I EPIC about the ANZACS! And that the Venture is going to be reconfigured into a WWI Minesweeper for the film!

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