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Tolkien & Co. Return in The Dragon’s Apprentice

For the past four years we have covered the releases of The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, a series by James A. Owen, in which Tolkien and fellow Inklings C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams are the Caretakers of the Atlas of the Imaginary Lands. October 19 marks the release of Book 5 in the series: The Dragon’s Apprentice.

The Caretakers must fight against their most fearsome enemy ever and attempt to restore Time. They must journey through a forgotten Door from the destroyed Keep of Time in order to seek out the Dragon’s Apprentice. If they fail, it will mean the end of both of the worlds. But success will carry its own price–a price that may be too high even for the Caretakers to bear.

James A. Owen is the author of hit series The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica. He was Guest of Honor at Myth Con 2009. Here, There be Dragons, Book 1 in the series, is being prepared for the big screen by producers Rick Porras and Mark Ordesky, who worked in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings.

Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, Miscellaneous, Rick Porras, Tolkien

Strong ties in Best Picture race

This morning the now ten nominations for “Best Picture” for the 2010 Academy Awards were announced as as expected, there are plenty of ties to the LOTR community.

“Avatar” with powerful ties to Weta Digital and “District 9,” produced by Peter Jackson and with conceptual design (not an Academy category) also from Weta, are competing in the “Best Picture” category. The two films are also nominated in “Best Visual Effects,” and “Best Editing.” Each film received other nominations as well. See inside for a full list of all nominations and talk about it in our forums. (more…)

Posted in Rick Porras, The Hobbit, WETA Workshop

Rick Porras Chat Part 3

Kristin Thompson, author of ‘The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood’, writes: I’ve posted the third and final part of my conversation with Lord of the Rings co-producer Rick Porras, from the New York Barnes & Noble signing back in September. This part continues the enjoyable question-and-answer session. Thanks again to Rick and to the fans who attended! Rick Porras Chat Part 2

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Rick Porras Chat Part 2

Kristin Thompson, author of ‘The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood’, writes: I’ve posted on the Frodo Franchise blog the second part (of three) of my conversation with Lord of the Rings co-producer Rick Porras. We talk about international distributors getting tours of the filmmaking facilities and about the Cannes preview of 2001, plus we begin fielding questions from the audience. Rick Porras Chat Part 2

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Rick Porras Interview

Kristin Thompson, author of ‘The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood’, writes: Back in September, Rick Porras joined me for a conversation and Q & A during my signing event for The Frodo Franchise at Barnes & Noble in New York. I’ve transcribed that now, and it’s full of wonderful information on the Lord of the Rings planning, filming, videogames, and so on. Rick worked in a wide range of capacities for Rings, and much of the material here has not come out in previous interviews. The transcription is pretty long, so I’ll be posting it in three parts. The first one is up now. Rick Porras Interview

Posted in Rick Porras