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Lord of the Rings Game on the Horizon?
June 15, 2000 – Gamespot
A video game firm is close to acquiring the license for New Line’s Lord of the Rings movie.
GameSpot has learned that New Line Cinema is close to finalizing a licensing deal with an unannounced publisher to develop interactive games based on the Lord of the Rings movie franchise. The movies, to be released in 2001, 2002, and 2003, are based on the J.R.R. Tolkien books The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Specific announcements, regarding the publisher and game releases, will likely be made within a month. GameSpot will have the latest.