The Fellowship of the Ring
Studio: New Line Cinema.
Production Company: Wingnut Films/Three Foot Six.
Project Phase: Greenlighted.
Who's In It:
Ian McKellen (Gandalf)
Sean Bean (Boromir)
Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn)
Liv Tyler (Arwen)
Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins)
Christopher Lee (Saruman)
Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins)
Sean Astin (Sam Gamgee)
Billy Boyd (Pippin)
Cate Blanchett (Galadriel)
Orlando Bloom (Legolas)
Brad Dourif (Grima Wormtongue)
Dominic Monaghan (Merry)
John Rhys-Davies (Gimli)
Miranda Otto (Eowyn)
Hugo Weaving (Elrond)
Bernard Hill (Theoden)
Who's Making It:
Peter Jackson (Director)
Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Stephen Sinclair, Philippa Boyens (Screenwriters)
Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne (Producers)
Saul Zaentz, Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein (Executive Producer)
Rick Porras, Fran Walsh (Associate Producers)
Andrew Lesnie (Director of Photography)
Alan Lee, John Howe (Conceptual Artists)
Grant Major (Production Designer)
Ngila Dickson (Costume Designer)
Peter Owen (Makeup Designer, Hair Designer)
Weta Digital (Special Visual Effects)
Richard Taylor (WETA Workshop Supervisor)
Mark Stetson (WETA Digital Supervisor)
Charlie McClellan (WETA Visual Effects Producer)
based upon the J.R.R. Tolkien book The Fellowship of the Ring from the trilogy The Lord of the Rings.
Premise: A darkness has swept the lands of Middle-earth: a troop of 'dark riders' destroys everything in their path. To stop their advance, a group of adventuring humans and Hobbits must find and then destroy a powerful magical ring. But to wield the ring means surrendering to its evil...
Release Date: December 2001.
Comments: To call Tolkien's classic work an epic adventure is to understate it. Judged by many in literature to be the greatest modern work of fantasy, Tolkien populated his Middle Earth with an assortment of remarkable beings and terrifying evils. An animated feature by Ralph Bakshi was released in the late '70s; with the advances in computer generated imagery, we expect that the developers will make extensive use of this technology to realize Bilbo Baggins and his world.