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Bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, to the big screen is unquestionably one of the largest projects undertaken in movie history — and perhaps the greatest business venture ever mounted on New Zealand soil. Kiwi director Peter Jackson (Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners) pushed to make three films back to back based on Tolkien’s masterpiece, which depicts an epic battle between the good folk of the Fellowship, including Hobbits, Dwarves and the Races of Men, and the evil armies of the dark lord, Sauron, for control of the “one ring” that gives ultimate power over all. [More]