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LotR Movie [was Elves and pointy ears]

From:Brook Conner <nellardo@...>
Date:Saturday, November 27, 1999, 15:56
Sally Caves wrote:
> > What movie???? This is news to me. They had slanty eyes in Bakshi's > animated version. Remember that?
New Line Films has set aside $150m to film "The Lord of the Rings" as three movies, back to back, to be released within 6 months of each other, starting next summer (I believe), with "The Fellowship of the Ring", then December for "The Two Towers," and summer 2001 for "Return of the King." Seems whats-his-name, the young punk president of New Line is a Tolkien fan. It is being directed by Peter Jackson, who's credits include both art house ("Heavenly Creatures") and self-aware genre ("Evil Dead"). Cast members (off the top of my head) include: Elijah Wood - Frodo Ian McKellan - Gandalf (also signed to play Magneto in the upcoming X-Men movie) I think Cate Blanchett for one of the elves. More info is available on the web (duh). There are sites specifically for LotR, listed (e.g.) at yahoo: Brook