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Archive for April, 2003

About Those Recent ROTK Rumors….

New Line pushing for a trailer in MAY? ROTK in SFX trouble? Ian Holm making a Hobbit mini-series?


Read the following and put your mind at ease. [More]

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About Those Recent ROTK Rumors….

News has been hitting the web via a report from which they incorrectly recieved from

A few days ago the folks at thezreview contacted me with this interesting bit of information below, which I confirmed to them within minutes that it is bogus:

An insider, who has asked us specifically to remain anonymous, on the production of Return of the King has weighed in with a very interesting report on Return of the King “The filmmakers are under pressure from New Line to get a trailer ready by the end of April as it has to be ready by then to get into the cinemas in May. There are also discussions that the final print of the movie may have to be cut drastically, not only for length but due to the scale of the FX work that is still to be completed and would not be completed in time. This will mean the movie having to be spread over three discs when it gets released on DVD.” Whew I’m stunned at that news, a THREE disc movie! He also weighed in with the following “Ian Holm is trying to get Peter Jackson to be an executive producer on the Hobbit TV series that is being developed for a planned release of 2006. Peter has agreed, but won’t be able to take a major part in the production due to his commitment to King Kong”

Just be aware of the following, ALL of the above is incorrect. There is NO SFX crunch for ROTK, there is NO push by New Line for a trailer for April…there will BE NO TRAILER IN MAY.

And as far as ROTK being a THREE disk movie? They haven’t even completed a final cut of the film, there is currently NO INDICATION that the ROTK DVD is being worked on at the moment.

When I asked around about the Ian Holm wanting to do the Hobbit Mini-Series I recieved this responce from an insider ‘what kind of stuff are you on?’ There is NO INDICATION that New Line is working on the Hobbit, they don’t even have the rights to it…they have the option TO option it (which means they get first dips IF there is a production), AND what on earth would PJ want to do a mini series right now? He’s got work on the TTT:EE DVD, ROTK, the ROTK:EE DVDs and not to mention a small movie called KING KONG! His hands are full!

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Samwise Directs ‘Jeremiah’

When the second season Showtime’s comic-based “Jeremiah” returns this year it’ll have a new cast member. This year Jeremiah (Luke Perry) and Kurdy (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) will be joined in their travels by Sean Astin, who is best known to fans as Frodo Baggins’ traveling companion Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” movies. [More]

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E!’s Fashion Police Nab Tyler, McKellen

Asfaloth sends along info from the E!’s Fashion Files. Just Liv’s fashion faux-paus. & Sir Ian’s “totally wizard” threads.

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Mortensen News: Hidalgo Pics and ‘el sol’ Info

TORN staffer Arwen writes: Here are some new pics of Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) from the Hidalgo shoot. [More]

Also, Perceval Press is publishing a new booklet of Viggo’s pictures to accompany his exhibition “Un hueco en el sol” at the Fototeca de Cuba in Havana. [More]

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2 Hour JRD Audio Interview

The Mighty Squid writes: In an interview John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) mentions going to to reshoots for ROTK on 5/9/03. [More]

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Could Gollum and Frodo be secret JAFAs?

Auckland Mayor John Banks says if Wellington can’t cope with the Lord of the Rings premiere, the City of Sails can If Wellington is unable make the grade for the world premiere of the third Lord of the Rings film, Auckland can. The Wellington City Council will decide tonight whether to underwrite the refurbishment of the Embassy Theatre. New Line Cinema – the trilogy’s home studio – says the capital can only host the Return of the King premiere if the theatre is up to scratch. New Line says the theatre is a crucial element in the premiere. [More]

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TV Watch: JRD On S4C

Nia writes: On Friday the 9th May at 7pm John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) is going to be on the Welsh programme ‘Popcorn’, on Welsh channel S4C. He’ll be interviewed as he returns to Wales to visit his family.

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Cakeworks Of Calgary Goes Geek

Alexis writes: I thought you guys might like to see some pictures of a birthday cake I did up for my husband’s 30th. Cakeworks in Calgary made the cake. They can be found online at [More]

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Blanchett’s ‘Guerin’ Trailer Online

The new Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film ‘Veronica Guerin’ now has a trailer online. [More]

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TORN Digital XII:Dominic Monaghan Interview!

Dominic Monaghan shows his love to the crowd spent a few precious minutes with Dominic Monaghan at ‘The Two Towers’ premiere in Los Angeles. Quickbeam asked Dom about Merry’s ‘coming of age’ in TTT and how it will continue in ‘Return of the King’. Dom also shows his love to the fans and TORN! Produced by Asfaloth. [More]

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SHOP: The Noble Collection Goes for Brooch

maegwen writes: The Noble Collection has finally posted a new item in their LOTR collection – Galadriel’s brooch. [More] [Shop]

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