Thanks to Ringer fan Inkling II for pointing us to a LOTR mention in New York Post’s Page Six. The article addresses how New Line’s recent failures will affect the pending Time-Warner/AOL merger. The pressure on ‘Lord of the Rings’ to deliver a blockbuster just seems to rise daily!

Some claim the company is looking at losses of about $500 million. Adam Sandler’s ‘Little Nicky’has bombed at a cost of around $100 million, while the budget for the J.R.R. Tolkien ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, filming in New Zealand, is said to have soared alarmingly.” [More]