Film Producer Saul Zaentz has passed away at the age of 92. Many Tolkien fans will know him as the man who held the film rights to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings – but he was so much more: a true Hollywood legend, with countless film projects to his name. He won many Oscars, including Best Picture wins for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The English Patient, and my very favorite film of all time (perhaps with the exception of The Lord of the Rings trilogy) – Amadeus. (more…)Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Stage, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Peter Jackson, Production, Studios, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Warner Bros.
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After reaching 200k fans on Facebook (we’re now up to 223k!!), Sideshow Collectibles‘ generously gave us one of their Sam and Frodo dioramas as a giveaway. Today we are pleased to announce the winner!
Congrats to Brenden R. hailing from the United States!
The winner’s favorite scene in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy?
“I can’t carry it for you – but I can carry you!”
Special thanks to all who participated and please take a moment to check out The Lord of the Rings collectibles from are contest sponsor, Sideshow Collectibles. [View all LOTR Collectibles]
Posted in Contests, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise
Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past year. We’ve collected some of 2013′s most popular posts on our 10 Message Boards. You’ll be surprised at what captured the attention and imagination of our 10,500+ members. Come and have a look back at what has kept us busy as we impatiently awaited the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug. We actually did manage to talk about many fascinating things, besides The Hobbit. So just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions for 2013. Continue to watch this space as every weekend we spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien
The Independent Critic has positively reviewed The Rise of the Fellowship, the ‘buddy-comedy written in honor of online gamers and The Lord of the Rings that will debut on Netflix on January 3.
The film, which won the GenCon 2012 Film Festival, is already available on VOD, iTunes, and Amazon.com.Posted in Creations, Fans, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Parodies
Polish classical and film music composer Wojciech Kilar has died aged 81 after a long illness.
Kilar became known internationally as the author of dozens of film soundtracks such as Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady, and Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. He also composed symphonic music, chamber works and works for solo instruments.
He was also, for a time, a frontrunner to compose the score for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings films. (more…)Posted in Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Old Main News, Old Special Reports, Old Spy Reports, Original TORn, Production, soundtrack
As many of you know, The Lord of the Rings films have long been running on TNT – and that tradition will continue with The Hobbit. Last year, the network nabbed the rights for An Unexpected Journey (due to air in 2015), and now they have ensured that the next chapter in Peter Jackson’s adaptation will air the following year. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, Television, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.
First, for those who celebrate, hope you had a Merry Christmas! But if you are here at TheOneRing.net and looking, we need to provide some post-holiday content. With “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” entertaining audiences around the world (now including Australia) we thought it was time to share a fan-made video complete with original song by a group in New Zealand. Some of the faces may be familiar, some of these folks are rumored to be extras in the film as well. Now, don’t take any of this too seriously, the gang is just having fun and actually thinks highly of all involved, as they will tell you if stick around for the post-credits.Posted in Characters, Evangeline Lilly, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Orlando Bloom, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien
Wintertide and Durin’s Day are upon us so join Fili and Kili to learn how to incorporate some dwarvish customs into your winter holidays, from crafts and cookies to carols! Wishing you all enough warmth and cheer to glow in your heart all through the coming New Year! Recipe below. (more…)Posted in Creations, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, Tolkien
Last August, TORn Staffer Justin posted a list of cast members who tweet. In the spirit of festive greetings, we thought we’d reshare - and update – that list.Posted in Adam Brown, Billy Boyd, Billy Connolly, Dean O'Gorman, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Fans, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Ryan Gage, Sean Astin, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Tolkien Family
TORn staffer ImladrisRose was lucky enough recently to see the ‘Two Plays in Rep’ on Broadway, starring Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart. Here’s her review:
New York City in December is nothing short of magical, and this year, for a limited time, you can see pure magic on the Broadway stage. No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot are two completely different plays, by two different writers, but with the exact same cast, at the historic Cort Theatre. Each performance runs subsequently one night after the other, and each show is a different experience.
The stellar cast just happens to include film and theatre legend Sir Ian McKellen (perhaps you have heard of him, he plays Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films and Magneto in the X-Men franchise), and film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart (best know for playing Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor X in the X-Men franchise). These fantastic, cinematic greats are working together again on Broadway, and it is something that should be witnessed by every person who is able! There is a poignant line delivered by Patrick Steward in No Man’s Land that rings especially true: “You speak with the weight of experience behind you!” These two stage and screen masters certainly do.Posted in Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Stage Productions, The Hobbit
Asmus Toys is proud to present the next figure in their 1:6th action figure line for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Previously Asmus released two bad guys, the Morgul Lord and Gothmog. Now we get the first good guy in Gandalf the White. Gandalf comes with a really good likeness to Sir Ian McKellen, Glamdring, staff, hands galore, and a very cool severed Orc head that will fit on a regular 12″ body. No word yet on when Gandalf will go up for order or price but once he does, we will certainly let you all know.
The full breakdown for Gandalf the White looks like this:
Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Gandalf the White from The Return of the King.
- Asmus Toys KP01A+ male body
- Approximately 30 cm tall
- Over 36 points of articulation
- An authentic likeness of actor from the film.
- One pair of relaxed posture hand
- One pair of weapon holding hand
- One pair of random posture hand
- One Orc head (can be equipped on regular 12” body)
Special features on Clothing:
- One white cape
- One pair of long sleeved under-vest
- One pair of long underpants
- One special patterned movie realistic vest
- One pair of special skirt
- One belt plus sheath holder
- One pair of boots
Special features in weapons:
- One sword – Glamdring
- One sword sheath
- One Gandalf the White’s wizard staff
- One interactive custom base
- One Asmus Toys figure stand
Posted in Contests, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Merchandise
To celebrate TheOneRing.net achieving 200k fans on Facebook, Sideshow Collectibles‘ has generously given us their Sam and Frodo diorama to giveaway to our audience. Fully-realized in high-quality polystone, the statue depicts Frodo and Sam, clad in commandeered orc armor, as they make their way across the black lands of Mordor. Standing at 14 inches in overall height, the Frodo and Samwise Diorama equally captures Frodo’s tormented fortitude and Sam’s earnest vigilance while on the final leg of their quest to Mount Doom. How do you enter? Simply fill in the form below! The winner will be chosen next week. [View the Prize]