News has reached me that filming will head on down to the South Island on NZ. Ringer Spy Gardin sends the scoop:

a few images from Central Otago

A friend, I know is going for a part as an elf and apparently they called him to say the first part of filming in the South Island will begin in November, probably in Central Otago, some where. He suspects that they are filming the prologue there. You know the big battle where they first take out Sauron and consequently where the ring is lost.

He also told me a bit about the second audition in Queenstown, but I won’t go into that..

Could we be seeing Sauron and Isildur battle it out? Maybe….

Thanks to Gardin for the tip!