Ringbearer is reporting that Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, and others are reshooting opening scenes from the first film because they thought, as it was originally filmed, Frodo knew too much about the ring from the outset. To read Joram's exclusive scoop, CLICK HERE.
The Scandinavian website Expressen has posted a Lord of the Rings article featuring a clearer image of the infamous film still of Arwen holding an Elvish sword, presumably defending Frodo from the Black Riders near the Ford of Bruinen. To see the image, CLICK HERE.
"As with Games Workshop's premier Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, the latest offering features armies of model warriors, each about an inch high, destined to battle for supremacy over kitchen tables throughout the land."
Janine at TV3 Network Services, Ltd sent us the following message: "Just a quick note to let you know that there will be a small item on the TV3 website this evening (our time ...so 2-3 hours from now) regarding the New Zealand premier."
Toy Vault sent us this announcement: "Attention all Middle-earth fans! The Toy Vault Toy Club will be having a special Middle-earth March Madness Sale, March 22-25! All Middle-earth figures have been marked down, so stop by our store located at http://store.yahoo.com/toyvault to take advantage of this great offer."
After being held by Iron Crown Enterprises for 18 years, the RPG license for The Lord of the Rings literary trilogy is granted by Tolkien Enterprises to Decipher Inc., which also has the RPG license to the New Line Cinema films.
We are expecting to release the game and initial codes during the run-up to Christmas but not too far before the film comes out.
We learned by way of Michael Martinez that Daily Radar poked some fun at the mystery surrounding the game license for the Lord of the Rings films in a sidebar to its review of Nightcaster.
Xenite.org drew our attention to a transcript of an email correspondance regarding Middle-earth Online between a fan and Adam Kahn, PR Manager from Sierra Studios, appearing in Middle Earth Stratics. When asked about the status of the troubled project, Mr. Kahn responded, "All I can say is that you shouldn't lose track of us." For more information, CLICK HERE.
A New Line Cinema press release annnouncing Jim Rosenthal's promotion to president of New Line Television reveals a few items of interest to Lord of the Rings fans -- like confirmation of the rumors that Electronic Arts has obtained the films' videogame license.
Xenite.org reports that Other Hands, the journal for Middle-earth role-playing, has begun posting content from back issues on the Web. Articles from the first twenty issues of the bi-annual magazine can be accessed by clicking here.
IGN FilmForce unveils Part One of a visual journey through Peter Jackson's production of Lord of the Rings. Click here to begin your journey, but be warned: while the film photos are great, the text is full of errors ("Sauron, then an apprentice of the Elves...").
We will release a new image each day ending the last day with a summary and review of each image and what it means for the movies and the collectibles.
"Tolkien's universal story makes it appealing to a licensee," adds Sideshow Toy President Greg Anzalone, "and the combination of the books and movie trilogy will keep the property in the public eye for at least the next four years."