David from New Zealand sent us this bit of news on the current weather conditions over there. Hopefully, it won’t wreck the filming schedule again…
guess what? it could happen all over again! Possible rain has
been predicted for the Wanaka area in the next day or so.
The lakes water levels may not have lowered enough yet, so the
next deluge could bring more flooding.
Considering that Wanaka township was half underwater (stopping
trampers from comming out of the mountains in the process) over
the last several days, I would say this has caused some major
disruption to any filming in the area.
No confirmation of this though – NZ media are either co-operating to
a major extent with a media blackout, or for some bizzare reason
are just not interested in 1.. the biggest film project in the world to
date (not that much of an exaggeration), or 2.. a project that
involves large numbers of New Zealanders and locations throughout
It’s not actually hard to find someone who is involved – or knows
someone involved with LOTR (half my friends are involved in some