The Lord of the Rings collectively tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a Hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save his world, Middle-earth, from the grip of evil. In the trilogy of films, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King, Frodo and his Fellowship of friends and allies embark on a desperate journey to rid the earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength, the One Ring -- a ring that has the power to enslave the inhabitants of Middle-earth. The trilogy chronicles extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth and reveals how the power of friendship, love and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay.
Earlier this month, we lost one of the greatest artists of the past century. David Bowie passed away at the age of 69. And he was best known for his music, which spanned many genres and influenced generations to come. But he was also an accomplished actor who worked under some of the biggest names in the business. Now comes word that David Bowie wanted to be a part of the epic sci-fi fantasy adventure The Lord of the Rings.
It isn't known which part David Bowie was eyeing. But it is speculated that he wanted to take on the role of Wizard Gandalf, eventually played by Sir Ian McKellen. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, franchise star Dominic Monaghan, who plays the Hobbit Merry, confirms that David Bowie went in and auditioned for a role.Read More
It's been a big day for the poster house Mondo, after the announcement of a second The Dark Knight Rises poster by Olly Moss. Now Mondo has announced a new three-poster set for Peter Jackson's beloved trilogy The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King. These 1-sheets, created by artist JC Richard are currently available for purchase at the Mondo booth (#437) in the San Diego Comic-Con exhibition hall. There are 390 poster sets created, at a cost of $150. Take a look at these posters, and follow the @MondoNews Twitter feed for updates about this set, if you're not in San Diego.
The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King was released December 17th, 2003.Read More
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group announced today a partnership that awards the world's leading construction toy brand exclusive rights to develop build-and-play construction sets based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the two films based on The Hobbit. The multi-year licensing agreement grants access to the library of characters, settings, and stories for The Lord of the Rings property, as well as films The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. LEGO The Lord of the Rings construction sets are slated for a rolling global launch beginning in June 2012 in the United States, with LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey scheduled for later in the year.
The LEGO The Lord of the Rings collection will translate into LEGO form the epic locations, scenes and characters of Middle-earth as depicted in all three films, including The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King.Read More
It's no secret that converting classics into 3D is in vogue, with new versions of Titanic, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, and Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters in 3D next year. Actor Elijah Wood revealed that The Lord of the Rings producers are actively talking about converting the entire trilogy into 3D for new theatrical releases.
It isn't known when The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King may hit theaters in 3D, although the 3D conversion hasn't been officially announced yet.Read More
We have an exclusive clip from the extended edition of The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, which is now available on iTunes for the first time in high definition. Click on the video player below to watch this scene featuring Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn and Bernard Hill as Theoden.
CLICK HERE for information on how you can order The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, along with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King in their high-definition extended editions on iTunes.Read More
Actors John Noble and Sala Baker at The Lord of the Rings Blu-ray celebration in Los Angeles If you were driving past the Best Buy in West Los Angeles yesterday, you might have seen a few sights you don't see every day, even in L.A. The gigantic store on Sawtelle Blvd. was transformed into Middle Earth to celebrate the midnight release of The Lord of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray release, which hits shelves June 28. I was invited to take part in the festivities, and even chat with a few cast members from the trilogy last night. It was quite a sight to see.
Part of the festivities was a costume contest, which saw numerous die-hard fans dressed up as their favorite characters such as Gandalf, Saruman, and many others. They were all vying for several LOTR-related prizes, including the whopper of a grand prize: a one-week trip to New Zealand to visit several trilogy-related locales, including the WETA special effects house. Two of WETA's own, Richard Taylor and Daniel Falconer, even took time out of their busy schedules working on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, to judge the finalists via Skype. The winner, Nicole Roberts, impressed the judges with her unique "showgirl" rendition of a Balrog to take home the grand prize. Nearly all of the finalists made the costumes by hand, showing their true loyalty to this epic franchise.Read More