From: RD

I emailed to tell you that LOTR popped up in another article in todays Sydney Morning Herald titled ‘Popcorn Projections’ basically films to look
out for in 2001.

“The most ambitious undertaking in the film world recently has been Peter Jackson’s filming of TLOTR trilogy in New Zealand. If the results are as epic as the production, the first Baggins of the rank, The Fellowship of the Ring, will be worth the wait until next christmas. Elijah Wood plays Frodo Baggins, Sean Astin is Samwise Gamgee, Ian Holm is Bilbo Baggins, Ian McKellen is Gandalf and Cate Blanchett is Galadriel. Other locals in the cast of the three films that reportedly cost $US260 million include Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto and Bruce Spence.”

Pretty standard stuff, but at least it is hype for a film that is way off being released.

Just another note, there is talk around that the trailer in Australia is going to be attached to What Women Want but that has already been released here, yesterday in fact. I’m guessing it will be on Cast Away.