From: Karl J
An article in The Age newspaper about the David Wenham (Faramir) film “Better Than Sex” included this brief discussion of LOTR:
He is now busy playing Faramir in Peter Jackson’s three-film adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The massive production has been enclosed in a George Lucas-like cone of secrecy. Can Wenham offer any insights?
“It is shrouded in secrecy, but that’s fair enough, because Peter wants to make it a great surprise when eventually the first film’s released in a years time. It’s such an enormous project, hugely ambitious, but God, it’s so exciting.”
Had he read it?
“Now I have!” he says. “When I got the job I hadn’t read it, but, I must say, I’m not the only actor where that’s been the case! Now that I’ve discovered the book, I keep thinking, ‘Gee, I wish I’d read this when I was in my teens’.”
So, david. The Lord of the Rings. Whats it about? Twenty-five words or less. he laughs.
“Well, it’s just a bloody good road movie, I suppose!”