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TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – May 8 2011

Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!


Posted in Calendar, Casting Rumors, Costume Design, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Production, Movie Return of the King, Return of the King, Saoirse Ronan, Community, Uncategorized

Video: Ngila Dickson Interview

linuxelf sends along the video featuring Ngila Dickson’s interview where she drops the bomb that she is not working on the Hobbit.

Posted in Costume Design, Hobbit Movie, LotR Production, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Ngila Dickson

Exclusive: TORn’s interview with Richard Taylor

With the release this week of the Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time on Blu-ray, Warner Bros. offered the chance to speak to with Richard Taylor, head of Weta Workshops. (Be sure to check out our very own Xoanon’s interview with him as well)

Taylor and partner Tania Rodger famously built the New Zealand special effects house first from their Wellington, New Zealand flat in in 1987 and expanded it dramatically in 1994 when bringing in Peter Jackson. Since then it has grown into one of the elite special effects houses in the world, producing the wonders seen in films like the LOTR trilogy, King Kong, and Avatar, just to name a very few, and all of this across the ocean from the U.S. Film Industry, building what director Guillermo del Toro called, “Hollywood the way God intended it.” (more…)

Posted in Blu-Ray, Costume Design, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Make Up, Models, New Zealand, WETA Workshop

You Want Your Classic NZ LOTR News Segments? You Got ’em!

Linuxelf is building something of an online video archive of New Zealand news segments involving LOTR. Linuxelf writes “I dont think any of this stuff has been seen outside NZ so I thought it would be good to post them so other people can see them”. Take a look at these! Ngila Dickson & Richard Taylor Interviews, plus a segment about Hobbiton Tours. (more…)

Posted in Costume Design, Lord of the Rings, LotR Production, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Ngila Dickson, Richard Taylor, Television, Tours, WETA Workshop

TORn panel at Comic-Con: Full house + GDT delivered a 10:30 a.m. panel today at Comic-Con on its first full day of programming. TORn staffers Calisuri (owner), Quickbeam (celebrity) and MrCere (senior staff) were joined by Ian McKellen’s webmaster Keith Stern and Weta’s master chief, Richard Taylor. (more…)

Posted in Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Costume Design, Events, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Locations Sets, Locations Sets, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, WETA Workshop