Richard Taylor, a frequent collaborator with Peter Jackson, director of “Lord of the Rings” poses with a prop gun made by a fellow art designer from New Zealand’s Weta Workshop at an exhibition in Hong Kong Monday, March 22, 2010. Taylor said the “Lord of the Rings” director relinquished directing duties to Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro on the trilogy’s prequel, “The Hobbit” to give it a fresh look. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)