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Reclaiming the Blade Out in 2009

Reclaiming the Blade

Reclaiming the Blade

Writer/Director Daniel McNicoll sends along word that his film ‘Reclaiming the Blade’ will finally be coming out in 2009. From the website: Reclaiming the Blade explores both European and Asian historic swordplay and offers an in-depth look at the fascinating world of stage combat on the silver screen. Visit

Posted in Events, Film Screenings, John Howe, John Rhys-Davies, Karl Urban, Props, Richard Taylor, Viggo Mortensen

Reclaiming the Blade Trailer Boasts LOTR Alumni

Annette writes: The trailer for Reclaiming the Blade, Galatia Film’s documentary on swords and sword fighting is full of LOTR folks. It begins with comments by John Howe who is followed by Richard Taylor, Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys Davies (the film’s narrator), Karl Urban and, of course, swordmaster Bob Anderson. There are clips of all of our favorite sword fights and the list of authorities on the film’s web site is would make an incredible melee!. (more…)

Posted in John Howe, John Rhys-Davies, Karl Urban, Viggo Mortensen

Acting award for Karl Urban

The man who brought us Eomer last night picked up a Best Supporting Actor award at New Zealand’s Qantas Film and Television Awards for his role as policeman Nick Harvey in the movie Out of the Blue:

The gripping re-telling of the 1990 Aramoana massacre, Out of the Blue, swept the movie section of the awards, picking up six awards including best picture.
Matthew Sutherland and Karl Urban picked up the awards for best actor and supporting actor for their roles in the popular movie.

Thanks to for the news!

Posted in Karl Urban, LotR Movies

Karl Urban Chimes in on ‘The Hobbit’

Karl UrbanKarl Urban, Eomer, has chimed in on his thoughts about the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ films in a recent interview. When asked if he can imagine a Hobbit film in any other director’s hands, Karl answers, “Well, he (Peter Jackson) did such an overwhelmingly fantastic job with that trilogy, it’s hard to conceive of anybody laying their fingerprints on it.” [Read More]

Posted in Director Rumors, Hobbit Movie, Karl Urban

Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II: Sketch Cards

The talented Colleen Doran wrote to let us know that she posted to her blog about her newest sketch cards. In this series, Colleen did sketches of Sandro Kopp, Sean Bean, Karl Urban, and Elijah Wood. And I must say, I am a bit jealous of Sandro.

Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II: Sketch Cards

Posted in Collectibles, Elijah Wood, Fans, Karl Urban, LotR Movies, Other Cast, Other Merchandise, Sean Bean

Karl Urban talks ‘Star Trek’

Karl UrbanIf you were not aware, Karl Urban (Eomer) will be reincarnating the role of Dr. “Bones” McCoy in director J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek film. The ‘Deadbolt’ has an interview with Karl discussing his other project, the ‘Comanche Moon’ Mini-series, as well as the Star Trek film. [Read More]

Posted in Karl Urban

Urban up for Bones Role in Star Trek

Ataahua sends this along: Kiwi actor Karl Urban is reportedly in talks to play Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy in Lost creator JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek movie. Website The Trek Movie Report says that the Lord of the Rings star is in negotiations to play the starship Enterprise’s chief medical officer, a role which one of the film’s co-writers, Roberto Orci, has confirmed is a substantial part. But according to a source, Urban’s involvement with the film is not yet certain, due to a possible scheduleling conflict. Urban is currently busy filming the movie Black Water Transit, as well as being attached to another movie presently pre-production.Urban up for Bones Role in Star Trek

Posted in Karl Urban

Karl Urban, Pathfinder Interview

From UGO: Karl Urban is no stranger to physical characters, havingtaken on roles in The Chronicles of Riddick, The Bourne Supremacy, The Lord of the Rings and DOOM. However, the Kiwi thespian admits to us that his latest film Pathfinder was his most physically demanding role to date. As Pathfinder gears up for an April 27, 2007 release, Karl was more than happy to talk to us about spending time with Viking lore and Indian culture plus the physicality required to play the character Ghost, a man caught between two distinct cultures during the Viking era. [More]

Posted in Karl Urban, Old Main News

Urban Rides with ‘Comanche’

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – “Lord of the Rings” veteran Karl Urban has joined the cast of the CBS miniseries “Comanche Moon,” a prequel to novelist Larry McMurtry’s Western saga “Lonesome Dove.” Ryan Merriman (“Final Destination 3”), Elizabeth Banks (“Slither”), Graham Greene (“Transamerica”) and Wes Studi (“The New World”) have also been cast. They join a lineup that includes Val Kilmer, Rachel Griffiths and Linda Cardellini. [More]

Posted in Karl Urban, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Old Main News

Urban Attends ‘Starland’ Con in Denver

The Starland Sci fi/Fantasy convention has just added Karl Urban to the list of stars lated to attend. [More]

Posted in Conventions, Events, Karl Urban, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Old Main News

More Fellowship Festival Goodness

Fellowship Festival 2004 Parn from sent along her collection of images from the Fellowship Festival that took place last weekend in London. Take a look at some of the people who attended, Alan Lee, John Howe, Karl Urban, Lawrence Makoare, Bruce Hopkins, John Noble, Gino Acevedo and the always adorable Sarah McLeod! [More]

Posted in Alan Lee, Bruce Hopkins, Conventions, Crew News, Events, Fans, John Noble, Karl Urban, Lawrence Makoare, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Old Main News

This Weekend: Fellowship Festival-Weekend!

This weekend all things LOTR will gather around Alexandra Palace in London, UK for what promises to be a weekend of great fun and exciting events. If you haven’t done so already: get your tickets now! If you need some more convincing, check out the latest update from the organisers and head over to! See you there!

There are only two days to go to The Fellowship Festival and while it is pretty hectic here at Festival Towers, we just wanted to give you a quick update.

We have just been informed by Karl Urban’s agent that Karl has recently won a new film role which means that Karl will only be appearing at The Fellowship Festival this year so alongside Bernard Hill, Karl is now a worldwide event exclusive. We are very honoured to have both gentlemen join us at the show both have told us that they can’t wait to meet you all.

The event schedule has now been finalised. Due to last minute changes the full programme will be available when you arrive. We have organised question and answer sessions with the cast and crew that are held throughout the day and are repeated every day so you won’t miss out on a thing.

Some of the cast will be showcasing their special talents, check the schedule for times. Come and watch them strut their stuff; they have worked really hard to offer you a really new experience, a chance for you to see them in a new light.

The Tolkien Society have worked incredibly hard to give us many workshops and seminars where you can appreciate the works of Tolkien and Peter Jackson, huge thanks go to Ian and the team for all their hard work.

We are honoured to announce that Sarah McLeod will be singing “Into the West” exclusively at The Fellowship Feast. If you haven’t already got your ticket for the most memorable night of the year, you can buy it at the show from our stand.

Gino Acevedo from Weta Workshop will be transforming a lucky visitor into an orc before your very eyes every single day. We can’t wait to see the results.

The final touches to Mark Ferguson’s new comedy play “The Lord of The Rings 4: Return of The Towering Fellowship” have been finalised and we are looking forward to seeing Mark and some of the other cast members have us in fits of laughter.

EA GAMES are bringing one of their producers to The Festival who will talk to you about how they went about making the films into a game. Essential attendance for those of you who enjoy gaming. Don’t forget that they will also be demonstrating for the very first time, their brand new LOTR games, which are not being released until November.

For those of you who enjoy collecting, you can purchase exclusive items only available at the show and no-where else in the world brought to you by our friends at Cards Inc. You can also purchase official merchandise from our many exhibitors onsite.

Don’t forget, every Festival Ticket holder will be entered into a prize draw to win a holiday for two to New Zealand courtesy of our friends at Red Carpet Tours.

There is so much more that you can do at The Fellowship Festival, we sincerely hope that you make the most of the weekend, you enjoy all the activities that have been organised and have a wonderful time. We are very proud to be involved in such an amazing experience and look forward to seeing you all.

That’s not all folks, we still have some surprises up our sleeves…

Warmest wishes

The Fellowship Festival Team

Posted in Bernard Hill, Conventions, Crew News, Events, Fans, Karl Urban, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Old Special Reports, Other Cast, Other Crew