Nine Decipherians will be traveling the globe (well, actually in North America and Europe) in 2003. They will visit the very best of the gaming clubhouses in support of The Lord of the Rings™ Trading Card Game. They will conduct demos for interested new players, run tournaments for their participating retailers, participate in bounty tournaments with the local community, and hand out LotR TCG goodies for everyone in attendance at each shop.
Read more at the Decipher website.
Howard Shore will be conducting the Seattle Symphony, the Lord of the Rings: A Symphony in Six Movements, July 17, 2004 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Clips from the films will also be shown.
Actors from Lord of the Rings will be at Collector Mania 3 in Milton Keynes, Britain this May. Billy Boyd, Andy Serkis and other actors from the Lord of the Rings will attend from Friday the 2nd to Monday the 5th. For more information, go to Showmasters Online.
Kiwi actor Ian Hughes’ website has his last credit to be the part of Beregond in ROTK. There’s also been similar information found on Rodzinka.
Parmadur’s Note: Ian Hughes is not listed as one of the LotR actors on the official site. We won’t know for sure whether or not this is true until it’s confirmed officially.
WETA’s Richard Taylor answers questions about both WETA Workshop, and working on Lord of the Rings. To see the video, click here.
The Age has a great article on the use digital technology to change colour and enhance the mood of a film.
They also speak with Peter Doyle, the digital colourist for The Lord of the Rings.
Sir Ian is reluctant to give up the robes and pointy blue hat. In fact, he’s pushing for a serial version of The Hobbit to be made once the trilogy is finished. Jackson and the other LOTR writers have cited the long, meandering storyline of The Hobbit as a supreme challenge for a film, which is why McKellen thinks television is an appropriate medium.
He stayed away from the glitzy Hollywood ceremony, but Peter Jackson still got to party in Wellington when The Two Towers won two Oscars… read more.
A European classical/folk band, the Tolkien Ensemble, writes music that is inspired by Middle Earth. With the recent release of Jackson’s movie trilogy, interest in this Tolkien-inspired music has grown significantly. Read more about the Tolkien Ensemble here.
Hypnos Entertainment has been lined up by EA to create the third title in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Return of the King.