The London Times reports that shares in Games Workshop touched their best level for 18 months on talk that forthcoming full-year figures from the fantasy games developer could beat analysts’ forecasts. In January, the company signed a deal to produce table-top war games and models based on The Lord of the Rings novels of J.R.R. Tolkien, the first live-action adaptation of which should reach cinema screens in December. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Elijah Wood (Frodo) makes a surprise appearance at the Sideshow Toy Comic Con 2001 booth, where helmets, weapons and figures were on display.
Rio Grande Games sent us a product description of their Lord of the Rings board game, which will be released in August.
"Seizing the oppertunity, the elf runs across the chain to reach the troll's back and fires a clean shot down through its head..."
"We would like to invite you to join us at the San Diego Comicon, July 19th through the 24th to preview our upcoming product lines for 2001. Be the first to view up close Series 3 and 4 of our Lord of the Rings collectible figures, busts and helmets from the upcoming New Line Cinema release. Series 1 and 2 will also be on display."
"With two sequels planned, the Lord of the Rings trilogy will have kids, as well as their parents, scouring the toy aisles for years to come."
"RIOT-E's mobile games will provide a launch pad into unique wireless The Lord of the Rings experiences, fuelling the world's excitement and curiosity about the movie," David Imhoff executive vice president of New Line Cinema said.
Thanks to Ain't It Cool News, we learned that Caltanet Cinema has posted photographs of minatures from Games Workshop's LOTR tabletop game. CLICK HERE.
There was a screening of the Cannes footage for merchadising folks in London last Wednesday, right on the fourth of July. Up today is the followup MovieHeadlines.Net exclusive part two report with more details on footage, reaction and much, much more! CLICK HERE
Last week's playtest at the Origins convention is declared a success.
Cirdan of Herr der Ringe reports that a Finnish magazine published an article about the LOTR production. Among other things they mentioned the running-time of the latest rough cut of the first Lord Of The Rings film: 160 minutes. (For the mathematically impaired, that's 2 hours, 40 minutes).
Rick Priestley, the person in charge for the LOTR table game based on the movie and created by Games Workshop, speaks about the work the company is doing.
Herr Der Ringe has posted a two-page preview of the first film appearing in Now Magazine. There's nothing new to regular visitors to this site, masochistics may wish to read about how "scriptwriters have adapted Liv Tyler's elf princess to be more warrior-like, so she will appeal to the modern woman" -- just CLICK HERE.
"'Svaran' has a scoop which, if true has BIG spoilers in it and I mean BIG (as in a character death vastly changed from that in the book). So turn away now....you turned yet. One last time, WARNING WARNING. Ok its on your own head if you read on from here..."