Rings Not Over Budget
Scifi.com – November 22, 2000
Barrie M. Osborne, producer of Peter Jackson’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, told The New Zealand Herald that the films have not run over their $660 million budget. “Normally if a picture is blowing out or having difficulty, it reflects in the shooting days, but we are finishing on Dec. 22 as scheduled,” Barrie said during a press briefing at the films’ kiwi location.
Osborne added, “It’s a healthy three-budget film,” though he admitted that the budget had been “enhanced.”