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Lord of the wings heads for Scotland

October 22, 2006 at 10:36 am by xoanon  - 

A DRAGON trained in the Highlands to defeat the French during the Napoleonic wars is to become the next blockbuster hero of the Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson. The man behind the Lord Of The Rings and King Kong has snapped up the rights to a series of fantasy novels by self- confessed “geek” Naomi Novik, a little-known American writer who features Scotland heavily in her debut work. With his JRR Tolkien trilogy, Jackson propelled New Zealand to the top of the world’s must-visit tourism destinations. Now plans are under way for Scotland to make the most of a potential multi-million-pound windfall. [More]

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