New Line closes Rings distribution circle

Mike Goodridge, from in Cannes

New Line International has slotted the final key pieces into the worldwide distribution structure on its ambitious $300m Lord Of the Rings trilogy currently shooting in New Zealand. The Time Warner owned studio is now rallying its partners for a massive coordinated promotional and merchandising blitz for the worldwide simultaneous release of the first film The Fellowship Of The Ring on Dec 14, 2001.

Xoanon note: If New Line decides to go for that worldwide release of FOTR we can have history in the making here folks. Can you image all those drooling rabid LOTR fanboys from Japan to Jamaica, Montreal to Moscow, all watching FOTR on the same day!?