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Justin Bieber plans to buy into New Zealand - and Middle-earth

NewsfromBree
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Apr 1 2017, 8:48am

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courtesy of Us Weekly

Adding to the list of rich foreigners who are buying land in New Zealand is singing sensation Justin Bieber. Fresh off a tour of NZ, during which he tweeted his love for the place, the ultimate Bielieber has entered negotiations to buy a substantial tract of land at Glenorchy, near Queenstown. The property includes various film sites from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, and is where many Lothlorien scenes were shot.

"What the world doesn't know is that Justin is a massive Lord of the Rings fan - but the movies only, not really the books which he's never read," says a source close to the singer. "Although he knows about Tom Bombadil, he thinks he's hilarious. He's seen some Bombadil fan videos online and he wants to create his own, but using these woods that appeared in the films.

"His plans are to build a replica of the horse-people hall and hold big Middle-earth parties exclusively for his friends - but he'll likely want some local ring-ins as character props, so anyone who looks really hobbity will have a good shot at being invited."



Bieber spent a few days in Queenstown after his concert in Auckland before jetting off to South America to continue his Purpose World Tour. The source added: "I can say for a fact that he was overheard having several phone conversations with a "PJ." Whether that was 'the' Peter Jackson, I can't really say. I just know the conversations definitely mentioned Bombadil, something called the Sil-merryland, and roles of interest to JayBee."

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien will recognize that the 'Sil-merryland' almost certainly refers to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, an epic compilation of stories recounting, in part, the struggle of the peoples of Middle-earth against the dark lord Morgoth. "Getting the film rights was apparently going to be a major hurdle" said the source. "'Impossible' and 'a real long shot' were overheard quite often." But apparently Justin hopes to use his considerable influence to sweet-talk some of the members of the Tolkien family and Tolkien Estate who are huge fans, and devoted Bieliebers, to release at least limited rights to some of the Silmarillion stories.



Regarding possible roles for Bieber, one can only guess. Given that his physique doesn't lend itself to playing the rotund Tom Bombadil, and Bombadil doesn't appear in The Silmarillion anyway, fans can only speculate that it would have to refer to some other major role. Given Justin's rather elfin features, the roles of the heroic Fingolfin, or even the proud Feanor come to mind. The mention of "growing acceptance of gender neutrality trends" was reportedly also overheard by our source, so the roles of Luthien or Melian can't be ruled out completely.

Meanwhile, if the Queenstown land purchase goes ahead, the Mayor of Queenstown Lakes District has promised to name Bieber as an official inhabitant of Middle-earth. "I'm sure I can get Peter Jackson down here to dub him with a replica of Anduril - the guy owes me a favour for having to muck up all the horse poo he left behind after filming the charge of the Rohirrim," says the Mayor.

(This post was edited by Altaira on Apr 1 2017, 11:43pm)


The Biebs
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Apr 1 2017, 6:52pm

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You got the story perf. A little embarrassed that I let the cat out of the bag on the PJ part. Didn't think anyone with me at the time would connect the dots. Thanks for the mention of my tour too. This site is the GOAT!


Lissuin
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Apr 1 2017, 11:35pm

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I didn't know "Balrog" was a member title. Cool.

And BTW, you'll be delighted to know that you caught at least one of the faithful in your web. Tongue
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grammaboodawg
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Apr 2 2017, 1:41pm

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Sales will go up on NZ Hoodies fersher!



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NottaSackville
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Apr 3 2017, 12:06pm

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With his desire to do a Bombadil video he's already committed to a higher book fidelity than PJ.

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Apr 3 2017, 7:43pm

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Will it be better than Leonard Nimoy's Ballad of Bilbo Baggins? I feel this could turn into another endless debate, like balrog wings.

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Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.



 
 

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