Are the films doomed now that De Luca has left New Line? - Ain't It Cool News
Here is a brief excerpt from Harry's article.
From everyone I talked to in New Zealand and at New Line, the two champions in the Executive Arena on LORD OF THE RINGS were Mark Ordesky and Bob Shaye. Bob was who wanted to make 3 films... It was his idea and would not have happened had he not suggested it. And Ordesky is the executive at New Line that has been gathering together theater owners and international partners... visiting the sets, staying updated with the latest script pages and over-seeing the project from afar.
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