New Zealand magazine Pavement has just completed its second massive The Lord of the Rings special issue. The Two Towers issue, featuring 40 pages of stories, interviews, exclusive photo shoots and stills, goes on sale in New Zealand on December 1. Starring Orlando Bloom, photographed exclusively for Pavement in LA two weeks ago, on the cover, the issue also features exclusive photo shoots with Miranda Otto (Eowyn), John Rhys-Davies (Gimli), Bernard Hill (King Theoden), Brad Dourif (Wormtongue), Karl Urban (Eomer), Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and Andy Serkis (Gollum). Other interviews in the issue include Billy Boyd (Pippin), director Peter Jackson, Barrie Osborne (producer) and Dan Hennah (supervising art director).

Pavement editor Bernard McDonald spent 5 days on the set of The Two Towers mid-2002 interviewing various cast members and production heads, watching Peter Jackson directing on-set and on location and visiting the various LOTR departments (CGI, Weta props, costumes, makeup, etc). Plus, Pavement correspondent Desmond Sampson attended the New York press junket for The Two Towers, where he interviewed Otto, Rhys-Davies, Dourif and Urban, while James Graham interviewed Orlando Bloom in LA.

This is part two of Pavement’s LOTR trilogy of issues dedicated to the films. The first, featuring Liv Tyler and Elijah Wood on two covers, sold out. For fans of LOTR outside NZ, the new issue can be purchased from Pavement ( or (Pavement, PO Box 309, Auckland 1, New Zealand). Cost NZ$20 each (including postage & handling). A2 cover poster NZ$20 each (including postage & handling). NZ$30 for a copy and poster. Orders within New Zealand are NZ$10 per copy or poster (including postage & handling), NZ$20 for a copy and poster. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after date of publication. Sorry, no copies or posters of Fellowship of the Ring issues left.