RINGS FX FARMED OUT?
WETA Digital, the New Zealand special-effects house, will farm out some
the FX work on Peter Jackson's upcoming Lord of the Rings film trilogy,
according to a report on TheOneRing.net fan Web site. Citing an
source, the site reported that WETA will subcontract work to Los
Angeles-based Digital Domain (The Fifth Element), Australia's Animal
(The Matrix) and New Zealand's Oktobor, the site reported.
The site reported that the move was necessary for the first film, The
Fellowship of the Ring, to meet its Dec. 19 release date. The change is
latest under the new visual effects supervisor, Jim Rygiel, who took
when former supervisor Mark Stetson abruptly left the production in the