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  • Joan Marie Verba
    PRESS ALLOWED ACCESS TO RINGS Sir Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf in Peter Jackson s upcoming film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, said the press has been
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      PRESS ALLOWED ACCESS TO RINGS

      Sir Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf in Peter Jackson's upcoming film
      trilogy
      The Lord of the Rings, said the press has been allowed limited access to
      the
      top-secret filming locations in New Zealand, despite tight restrictions on
      information. Writing on his official Web site, McKellen said, "There have
      been snippets of the action broadcast on the Internet; a longer trailer
      seen
      at Comic-Con in San Diego; the Vanity Fair preview of the hobbits, et al."

      McKellen added, "The New York Times has visited, as well as many local
      newspapers. ... What with the Grey Book on this site and John Forde's
      entertaining filming reports on E! Online, Lord of the Rings is much freer
      from censorship than most."

      McKellen added that he understands why New Line, which is producing the
      films, wants to preserve secrecy about the project in order to keep its
      publicity options open, particularly since the first Rings film doesn't
      appear until Christmas 2001, a year after principal photography ends.

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      Joan Marie Verba verba001@...
      Mythopoeic Press Secretary, Mythopoeic Society
      List Administrator for DocEx, Mythsoc,
      MNSCBWI, and MNSCREENW lists
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