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PJ’s ‘The Hobbit’: Show Your Support-update

Our show your support for a PJ-directed ‘The Hobbit’-contests are still going strong. We received some truely brilliant entries the last couple of days, so be sure to check them out in our new gallery by clicking on the picture below!

Also, the captions for our picture of Pete in his Bag End are still finding their way to my inbox. More of those, and information on how you can join in on this photoshop-extravaganza, can be found here! Keep sending us your stuff!

Posted in Old Main News

PJ’s ‘The Hobbit’: Show Your Support!

Last week TheOneRing.net asked you, the fans, to show your support for a Peter Jackson-directed adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ in a funny and creative way. And you responded! Take a look at the first gallery of photoshop creations and caption contest-entries by clicking on the poster below!

Not all of the entries for the caption contest came with an apropriate picture though, so be sure to check out some of these other suggestions we received! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

PJ’s ‘The Hobbit’: Show Your Support!

Last week TheOneRing.net asked you, the fans, to show your support for a Peter Jackson-directed adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ in a funny and creative way. And you responded! Take a look at the first gallery of photoshop creations and caption contest-entries by clicking on the posters below!

Gallery 1:

Gallery 2:

Not all of the entries for the caption contest came with an apropriate picture though, so be sure to check out some of these other suggestions we received!

“New Line shall not pass!”

“Oh, well. This happened to the Beatles too, so I’m in good company”

“So Ordesky says ‘You’re not doing the Hobbit – put that in your pipe and smoke it!”

“If I made the Hobbit I would just get more complaints from the actors
about their fuzzy feet”

“Who do they think they’re going to get? Frank Oz? ‘A Muppet Hobbit’ with Kermit Froggins, Piggy Sackville Froggins, Fozzie Okenshield, Gandrolf the Gray and Gozzum?”

“This is where I belong. Just let ‘em try to move in!”

“Squatter’s Rights! I was here first!”

“It took the Five Armies and the talents of Weta Digital to put these shoes on my feet.”

“Will he never cut the cake?”

“..I suppose if I’d just done a better job with the Lord of the Rings..”

“Hm, Fran and Phillipa told me I should just sit here and look interesting. I say show me The Precious”

“Oh well, at least I have the Simarillion trilology to work on…”

Now it could well be that you think you have a better, edgier or funnier caption, or that your Photoshop-skills surpass anything seen before on this website. In that case, be sure to keep sending us your entries! [Show Your Support!]

Posted in Old Special Reports

Show Us Your Support!

So you signed every petition you could find and wrote lengthy letters to every New Line and MGM-adress you could find and you still feel a little frustrated over all this PJ/Hobbit-news? You still feel a little disappointed and glum? Let’s try and channel that into something fun and creative! Because like Pete said; there is no positive value in bitterness and rancor.

TheOneRing.net would like to invite you to show your support for a Peter Jackson-directed The Hobbit in a positive and creative way, while we wait for new developments. Feel free to participate in one of the following contests with the added footnote that, well, you can’t really win anything!

Show Us Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit!

Let yourself be inspired by our hugely popular (and creative) ‘Show us your DVD’-requests or the even more hilarious 7-Up in Middle-earth campaign we ran. Photoshop, cut and paste a scene, poster or screenshot based on The Hobbit or simply the current situation of the project. Let your imagination run wild!

Peter Jackson Caption Contest!

If you, like myself, can’t photoshop for the life of you, then join in on this caption ‘contest’. Let us know what you think Pete’s thinking!

The rules

Of course there have to be some rules. First of all; don’t be offensive. Though we cannot argue about taste this is not a platform for flamewars and the likes. The TORn Staff will not post entries which they deem to be offensive.

Secondly, if you are going to email us your creations please do so in a decently-sized .jpg-format (our mailserver has suffered enough the last couple of days).

And last but not least: don’t forget that this is supposed to be lighthearted and fun. We are not out to attack anyone, we are going to be supportive and creative!

Entries can be emailed to leo@theonering.net, keep an eye on the frontpage for them to appear online!

Enjoy!

Posted in Old Special Reports

McKellen: ‘Hard to imagine any other director matching PJ’

Undoubtedly fueled by dozens of emails on the subject Sir Ian McKellen decided to update the e-post section on his website today. The main topic? Why the situation between Peter Jackson and New Line of course! McKellen states “It’s hard to imagine any other director matching his achievement in Tolkien country.” However, he is not too glum about the future: “We will have to await developments but being an optimist I am hoping that New Line, MGM and Wingnut can settle outstanding problems so that the long expected “Hobbit” is filmed sooner rather than later.” Read his full answer here!

Posted in Old Main News

Shane Rangi to Attend Elf Fantasy Fair

Shane Rangi, the stuntman/actor who played several characters in the Rings-trilogy and was recently spotted in as General Otmin in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, will be amongst this years guests at the Elf Fantasy Fair. Other guests include cartographer Daniel Reeve and fantasyauthors Stan Nicholls, Tad Williams and Cate Tiernan. The event, which draws some 20.000 visitors to The Netherlands each year, will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of April. Head over to their website for more information! [ElfFantasy.nl]

Posted in Conventions, Crew News, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Old Main News, Other Crew

Europe Gears Up For Fourth Ring*Con

Now that all the American ‘Rings’-related conventions have come and gone (ELF, Dragon*Con) it is time to look forward to Europe’s biggest and undoubtedly the best convention around: Ring*Con. The German-based event is scheduled for their fourth installment already, making them the oldest Lord of the Rings-convention out there! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Europe Gears Up For Fourth Ring*Con

Now that all the American ‘Rings’-related conventions have come and gone (ELF, Dragon*Con) it is time to look forward to Europe’s biggest and undoubtedly the best convention around: Ring*Con. The German-based event is scheduled for their fourth installment already, making them the oldest Lord of the Rings-convention out there.

This time around there’ll be some changes though. In previous years the convention has grown so much that it was time to move to a different location, for what orgainsers are claiming will be ‘their biggest and best convention’. Home of Ring*Con 2005 is the Esperanto Hotel in Fulda, but don’t get your hopes op too high; all the rooms are booked.

This years stars include Sean Astin, David Wenham (yes folks, David Wenham, at probably one of his first convention-appearances!), John Noble, Thomas Robbins, Royd Tolkien, John Howe, the inseperable Craig Parker and Mark Ferguson etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. And apart from that the organisers have pulled open a can of lecturers, artists and bands to accompany Master-of-Ceremonies Marc B. Lee in all the acticities that will be held throughout the weekend.

So, if you don’t have any other plans for the weekend of 7 – 9 October be sure to join them and 5.000 other visitors from over 30 countries worldwide in the fun that is Ring*Con! Head over to their website, RingCon.de, for more information, and we’ll see you there!

Posted in Old Special Reports

Weaving Takes Over Purefoy’s Vendetta

Hugo Weaving has replaced James Purefoy in Warner Bros. Pictures’ V For Vendetta, from the Wachowski brothers and Joel Silver. He will star opposite Natalie Portman as the the title vigilante character known as V. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Sir Ian McKellen to Crack ‘Da Vinci Code’

Sony Pictures Entertainment has set Ian McKellen (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “X-Men” films) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2) for roles in The Da Vinci Code, the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the Dan Brown bestseller, says Variety. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Astin to voice a Cat Tale

Sean Astin will voice a cat raised as a dog in Imagi Services upcoming computer-animated movie Cat Tale, says The Hollywood Reporter. Elisha Cuthbert, Stanley Tucci and Alan Cumming round out the feline cast. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Soundtrack-fans Mark Your Calendars!

The Cinema Television Benevolent Fund and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have arranged a charity fundraising concert at The Royal Albert Hall where The Lord of the Rings film scores will be performed as well as other famous scores, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, E.T.with special guest conductors and a tribute to Elmer Bernstein. The CTBF are offering VIP access to gallery, drinks and canapés and a Filmharmonic CD and programme! The event will take place on June 5th. Full details here!

Posted in Old Main News