Newswire: Call It 'Lord of the Bootlegs' - Wired News
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Filmmaker Peter Jackson is deadly serious about keeping under wraps the movie trilogy based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings that he's filming in New Zealand.
Three people have been arrested after security problems occurred on the set of the movie. "Information came to us in May and as a result we've been looking at this issue and making inquires," Kaye Calder, Wellington police district communications manager, said.
Filming of the movie resumes this week after a month's break, Raskind said. After two weeks in Wellington, the shoot will move to a high-country farm in the South Island, brimming with spectacular scenery.
Sheep, not film stars, are the usual focus at the Mount Potts station. The station runs 5,500 sheep, according to Mark Dewsbery, the station owner. But the station also makes use of all its assets: Part of the station is the highest ski field in the South Island. The filming at Mount Potts, according to Raskind, will be of "dramatic exteriors."
New Line Cinema is expected to release The Fellowship of the Ring, the first of the three Lord of the Rings films, in December next year.