MM3D announced Thursday that it withdrew its $10 million lawsuit against Sierra On-Line. MM3D sued Sierra in Los Angeles Superior Court on April 20, claiming it breached a contract to create what is being called “Tolkien Online RPG” by attempting to force developer MM3D to accept diminished terms and 50 percent cut in revenue from the project. Plans for the game had been kept secret until the suit revealed the troubled negotiation.
Leonides answers the questions of "Who is Lurtz?" and "What is he doing in the films?" for TolkienMovies.com. To read it, CLICK HERE.
Middle-earth online has been the talk of the online gaming world for over two years. It just hasn't been there to enjoy the talk. Xenite.org chronicles the history of this debacle, including new information uncovered by Red Herring. To read it, CLICK HERE.
Pictures of Gandalf and Bilbo make it to the web
Gandalf's Mother wrote in to tell us that Imladris: Lord of the Rings Movie News has two new film stills. It seems they will be releasing a new set of photos each day for the rest of the week.
Perhaps Saruman prefered Red, and Orcs with yellow and blue eyes.
The goodies keep coming, and coming. Not a bad job, now let's get this one on the cover of the Fellowship of the Ring instead of that other image we are used to.
As New Line's cinematic Ring saga nears, the game maker moves on its Middle Earth online gaming scheme. But a dispute with developer lifts the shroud of secrecy. Despite suit, MM3D still wants the job.
Once again Necsipaal of www.leseigneurdesanneaux.fr.fm has exclusive film stills -- this time of a black rider at Bucklebury Ferry and an orc with an axe to grind!
Necsipaal of www.leseigneurdesanneaux.fr.fm came into possession of some incredible images of the Uruk-hai!
Sideshow Toy sent us the following announcement: "Exciting News! The first Series of Lord of the Rings Collectible product based on the upcoming feature film(s) has been posted on our site at www.Sideshowtoy.com. The initial products include, statues, busts and miniature helmets. These items will all be shipping in September. We will post Series 2 product next month."
Rio Grande Games reports that they are working on a game based on the Lord of the Rings books. It will be released this summer and be called Lord of the Rings: the Search.
The French Lord of the Rings site Elostirion has posted three exclusive photos of Saruman and his newly-hatched Uruk-hai Lurtz at Orthanc. To see them, CLICK HERE.
Sharon at Imladris: Lord of the Rings Movie News posted an Evening Post photograph of filming still going underway at Upper Hutt. The photo shows boats loaded with mannequins of Gimli and the four hobbits. To see it CLICK HERE.
Greenleaf, webmaster of Elostirion, the French LotR Movie News site, wrote to tell us that he has posted exclusive photos of Lord of the Rings merchandise. To see the first of these image,CLICK HERE, and then follow the links to the rest.