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Archive for June, 1999

News…or lack thereof

Hello Folks,

It seems Harry over at Ain’t It Cool has debunked the Game Castlist/Voice Character refrence thing, Thank Frikkin’ God.

Posted in Gaming, Rumours Spy News

A new record for TheOneRing.net

Yesterday we reached a new record for traffic on the site. Over the day we received 115,913 hits, which is 14195 pages viewed, by 3523 different IP addresses.

Thanks to everyone who made us a hit.

Posted in TheOneRing.net Community

Lord of the Rings: The Game

This comes from the cool dudes at Corona now before you all read this I want you all to take a deep breath….and relax. These names are used as simply IDEAS for the creators of the characters to get an initial idea…to start building little statues and wire frame models of what will eventually be the real characters. Now….read on

One of our scouts we sent up into the high country recently returned with some exciting news about the future video games based on the movies and the kinds of voices the programming developers should have in mind while developing the early formative stages for the game’s characters. The games will be for the PC and PlaysStation gaming arenas, but the name of the computer gaming company is currently unknown – for the moment. You may commence drooling now.“The company in question has received a preliminary ‘potential’ cast list of the films so that they can begin voice casting for the games and preliminary facial modeling. Now this cast list is NOT NECESSARILY the cast of the films, or even necessarily the actors New Line is considering.

“It’s a list made so that the voice department can find actors who sound reasonably similar to those on the list and so that the 3D model makers can have a reference for their art.

“Note that even if these will not be the actors that end up in the films, New Line is at least reasonably confident that they’re the ‘types’ their looking for, since the game voices/art will be using their likeness as references. (I say ‘as a reference’, because the perfect imitation/likeness can’t be used legally unless it’s authorized by the actor or comes w/the LOTR license.)

“Anyway… now the good stuff. Hold on to your hats and underwear ladies and gentlemen, because some of these are un-f@!#$n-believable…

“(note: my friend told me that some roles had more than one name next to them, which leads me to believe even more that this is just a list of potentials rather than people actually cast)

The Fellowship:

GANDALF — AL PACINO (!!!!)

FRODO — ELIJAH WOOD

STRIDER — DANIEL DAY-LEWIS,

RUPERT EVERETT

BOROMIR — BRUCE WILLIS, LIAM NEESON

LEGOLAS — JUDE LAW

Others:

SARUMAN — SEAN CONNERY

DENETHOR — HARVEY KEITEL/PATRICK STEWART

THEODEN — PATRICK STEWART/HARVEY KEITEL

(My friend couldn’t remember which was which of the 2 above.)… and that’s all my friend told me…
“On the whole… wow! Much more star power than anyone thought! I guess they’ll be taking pay cuts for LOTR (or so New Line better hope) ! And finally I heard of something that makes sense for Connery. This explains all the vague LOTR hints and Gandalf-denials his camp has been giving.” [Scooped by ‘Gwaihir’, who owns the only shop in the Elf land of Rivendell where they can rent PlayStations and games.]

Posted in Gaming

Watch the LOTR Commercial Online!

My Spy over at the production Company that made the LOTR book commercial has come through with a downloadable version for your PC. It’s 1653K It took me about 9 mins so that ain’t bad. Watch it now!

Lord Of The Rings Book Commercial

Posted in LotR Books

Sam is a Goonie?

Xoanon here,

Ain’t It Cool is reporting that ex-Goonie Sean Austin might be up for the role of Sam. Personally I find him a bit Hobbitish, but the Rudy guy as Sam? i dunno…

Posted in LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Rumours Spy News, Sean Astin

TheOneRing.net Needs You!

Xoanon here,

With all the additons that we are making to the site. we find that the 4 of us are needing another person to lighten the load. So we come right out and ask: ‘wanna work for us?’

What we are looking for are Tolkien book know-it-alls, I mean real high calibre stuff. If you know everything there is to know, have some spare time, and want to work with us, let us know.

Please note that you will not be a full partner, you will not have access to the news or email or scoops or anything like that (needless to say you will not get paid) but you will have your own Tolkien Literary Section, we do not yet know exactly what we want in the section, but if you are a Tolkien know-it-all, they we are looking for you.

You also must be a skillful writer who is responsable, can work late hours, have an excellent grasp of the english language, and work as a team.

I will only accept interested people who call me on the phone (sorry if you live quite far) you must have access to a computer (duh) and ICQ, THIS IS MANDITORY. You may call me any time, day or night leave a message if there is no answer, and in the message BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR e-mail address.

Exciting times eh?! so if this sounds like you. give me a ring!

(514)947-5221 Xoanon (Zo-Ann-On)

Posted in TheOneRing.net Community

Legal Stuff

Xoanon here,

It seems that we’ve been jumping the gun here at TheOneRing, before we found out if we could post that cast breakdown, we didn’t see if it was copywrited. And alas it was so we had to remove it. But fear not, Teahnu is working on a very detailed review for you!

email: right here

Posted in TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

Weekly Site Report 6/27/99

Hey folks,

There are a bunch of new images and a MOVIE in the fan art section.

Thanks to Simon Whitaker for this weeks poll question. I didn’t get many poll ideas last week, so make sure your sending yours in! View the old polls here.

Have a great week everyone!

Posted in Creations, Fans

Xoanon’s Script Report

Sigh,

As it turns out, my lawyers (corvar) have informed me that we cannot post the script, so I’m going to give my review.

The Scene that I recieved involves Frodo and Galadriel, it’s the scene in the book where Frodo see’s the Shire in the reflection and Galadirel tells him to not touch the water. Frodo wants to give her the Ring, and Galadriel ponders taking it, that’s it.

What this truly is is just some audition dialogue that the casting agency will ask all beautiful women to utter in the hopes of getting the part.

I think there is some beautiful text just in this small section, so that bodes very well for the entire script!
I pass the test… I will diminish and go into the West… and remain Galadriel

Posted in LotR Movies, Rumours Spy News

LOTR Galadriel Audition Script!!

Xoanon here,

Now before we post this up Calisuri needs to do some HTMLing to it first. But there is something I want to say before all this. This will probably be the first and last time we post anything script related on this site, I want to keep SOME things secret and therefore any other scriptish type scoop I get will be reported by me, but it will not be posted.

I feel that giving away too much info is just as bad as not giving away any.

This casting script is not the final thing, PJ himself has said he will be doing re writes. But at least this shows that the missing Galadriel from the cast breakdowns will be in the film. The Hobbit’s stay at Lothlorien will then also be in the film (confirming what my spy Yadda Yadda told me)

Posted in LotR Movies, Rumours Spy News

Cast Page Update and Fan art

Hey folks, happy weekend..:) Due to the great scoop Xoanon landed the other day, I have updated the cast page with character descriptions etc. I will also update characters page with this information in the future.

We also have 5 new fan art images and a small change in the format for fan art. Tell me what you think. Thanks!

One more thing…submit those poll questions! Due by Sunday Noon EST.

Posted in Creations, Fans, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies

Another Rumor Shot Down

Xoanon here,

I’ve been getting a million emails a day with rumors of this person playing this person and blah blah blah, so when I read that Joshua Cox (of B5 fame) was up for a role, I went hunting

I decided I wanted to hear a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ from the horses mouth. As it turned out I could only get 2nd party confirmation.

I spoke with ‘The Joshua Cox Official Fan Club’ Representative (now how come there’s no ‘Xoanon Fan Club’ out there?) and she relayed to me the following info:

I saw Josh a couple of weeks ago at a convention in North Carolina. He didn’t mention anything about the Lord of the Rings.
Now that doesn’t mean he’s not involved, that doesn’t mean he IS involved, frankly I’m tired of all this, someone from the ‘inside’ contact me with the list! I know you’re reading this!

Posted in LotR Movies, Rumours Spy News