Joram’s great site Ringbearer.org was sent this article that appeared in a local NZ paper. Perhaps Mr. Neill will end up taking a role in the movie? There’s no confirmation of this besides this sighting; that said, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up in the movies (Denether or Elrond perhaps?). It also talks about how business is booming because of the movie being made in the area.
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Peter Jackson sat down for a small featurette to discuss taking The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into 4k.