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New Zealand Returns To Production, Paving Way For ‘Avatar’ Sequels & ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Series To Resume Filming

Otaku-sempai
Immortal


May 8, 1:58am

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New Zealand Returns To Production, Paving Way For ‘Avatar’ Sequels & ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ Series To Resume Filming Can't Post

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EXCLUSIVE: New Zealand’s health and safety production protocols have been endorsed by the national government, we can reveal, meaning production can restart in the country after it was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Some film and TV shoots “are already safely underway,” the New Zealand Film Commission has confirmed to us. This potentially paves the way for the country’s highest-profile productions, James Cameron’s Avatar sequels and Amazon’s The Lord Of The Rings series, to get back underway.


#FidelityToTolkien


Chen G.
Rohan

May 8, 7:53am

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Probably means a return for work on the UHD Blurays [In reply to] Can't Post

of the films, too.


Ataahua
Superuser


May 9, 2:46am

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The local TV soap opera, [In reply to] Can't Post

Shortland Street, has restarted filming with some alterations to meet the health and safety requirements, such as forced-perspective shooting so that the actors look like they're standing closer than they really are, and kisses replaced with 'longing looks'.

It'd be interesting to know how Amazon is handling the restart. Keep in mind that those actors and crew who left before NZ's borders were closed will have to do two weeks of isolation when they fly back.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Starling
Half-elven


May 9, 10:52am

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Shortland Street is [In reply to] Can't Post

becoming The Remains of the Day. Laugh
...and kisses replaced with 'longing looks'.




Ataahua
Superuser


May 9, 8:39pm

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Shortland Street wishes it were. [In reply to] Can't Post

The last time I watched it was when the volcano exploded. That was so bat-crap crazy that it drew even me in!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Belegdir
Lorien


May 11, 4:00pm

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If production stays shut down for long in the UK [In reply to] Can't Post

I can see this replacing Coronation Street and Eastenders. Smile


SirDennisC
Half-elven


May 11, 5:49pm

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Clip slipped past the governers? [In reply to] Can't Post

Set dressers may be a little behind for a restart (as this clip shows) but cast and crew remain hopeful!


Ataahua
Superuser


May 11, 7:40pm

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OMG, the first look behind the scenes. [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks a bit chaotic, don't you think? Might take a while to get everything in tune.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


Fantasy novel - The Arcanist's Tattoo

My LOTR fan-fiction


Lissuin
Valinor


May 11, 9:02pm

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"2nd Age: The Musical". I want a t-shirt. [In reply to] Can't Post




Chen G.
Rohan

May 11, 9:43pm

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Isn’t it a bit too early to do caption contests for this show? [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Lissuin
Valinor


May 11, 10:50pm

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Yeah nah, never too early, Chen G. Maybe we should have a naming contest. [In reply to] Can't Post

Not The LOTR Caption Contest. No Hobbits Here Caption Contest. Aragorn Wasn't Born Yet Contest.

How'm I doin'? Anyway, I expect to have some captions from you when we're up and running.Laugh


Lissuin
Valinor


May 21, 7:02am

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A bit of an update on New Zealand filming in general [In reply to] Can't Post

Nothing too specific to Tolkien, but filming is ramping up again and some crew are back to work, minus the A-list actors and directors.

May 16
https://www.nbcnews.com/...s-sidelined-n1207766

May 21
https://www.stuff.co.nz/...ms--minus-the-actors

 
 

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