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Promo screen cap image from The Lord of the Rings series video (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
Payne, and Patrick McKay's The Lord of the Rings prequel series will be moving from New Zealand to the UK Post-production on the first season will continue in New Zealand through June 2022, with pre-production on the second season kicking off in the UK after the start of the year (with the production hiring a[...]
Promo screen cap image from The Lord of the Rings series video (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
On Thursday, we learned that the production will also be undergoing a "new journey" of sorts, with production set to leave New Zealand and move Season 2 production to the UK Post-production on the first season will continue in New Zealand through June 2022, with pre-production on the second season kicking off in the UK[...]
Promo screen cap image from The Lord of the Rings series video (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
On Friday, the New Zealand Herald published a report claiming that "at least three" stunt workers have been seriously injured during production on the first season The report went on to allege that two of those injuries required surgery and that neither of those instances was "proactively reported" to New Zealand's workplace health and safety[...]
Cowboy Bebop
Both productions join Netflix's live-action adaptation of Jeff Lemire's comic book Sweet Tooth, which began shooting earlier this month in New Zealand. "LotR" nearly completed work on the first two episodes when production was shuttered in mid-March The originally-announced plan of going on hiatus after the second episode and resuming filming in September appears to still[...]
Promo screen cap image from The Lord of the Rings series video (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
New Zealand was one of the countries that addressed the COVID-19 pandemic early on, instituting measures that have nearly eradicated the case numbers- including shutting down its borders Now, the country's Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment has announced that Amazon Prime's "The Lord of the Rings" series, Netflix's live-action adaptation of anime Cowboy Bebop, and[...]
Netflix Releases Gov't-Demanded TV Show/Movie Pull List: Germany's "Living Dead" Problem; Saudi Arabia's Not In on Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" & More
Officials complained that Minhaj made unfair accusations against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (aka MBS) and his role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ● 2019: The Last Temptation of Christ, banned in Singapore – removed after written demand from the IMDA. ● 2018: Cooking on High, The Legend of 420, and Disjointed removed in Singapore[...]
Promo screen cap image from The Lord of the Rings series video (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
No matter what (if any) involvement Lord of the Rings/Hobbit cinematic guru Peter Jackson has with Amazon Prime Video's upcoming prequel series, the streaming service and writers/showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay are looking to walk in the filmmaker's footsteps by basing production in New Zealand. With pre-production currently underway and full production expected to being[...]
Will WorldCon 2020 Be Why George R. R. Martin Finishes 'Winds of Winter'?
Martin (website) Air New Zealand launched a video campaign to get GRRM to visit them, in the hopes that a trip to the magical island will help him "finish his book". https://youtu.be/H45DN1ml4iAVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: A message from Air New Zealand to George R R[...]
Valve Removes Steam "Tributes" To New Zealand Shooter Suspect
If you ever needed to know how terrible of a society gamers can be, look no further than Steam this week as Valve had to remove a ton of content in wake of the New Zealand shootings According to a report from Kotaku today, the company had to take action against over 100 profiles on[...]
Avatar Sequel Delayed Due To Writing Difficulties
So we've designed all the creatures and the environments." Cameron spoke while in New Zealand promoting the film industry there (Along with Peter Jackson and other directors) He film the first Avatar in New Zealand and plans to film the three sequels there as well. [Source: THR] James Cameron's plan is to write and then film all three[...]
Loot Crate Adds France, Finland And New Zealand
But they now can add have France, Finland and New Zealand to that list. As a Brit I do have to warn, it may take a few more days from their Canadian warehouses than it does to, say, New Jersey, but I'm happy enough. And new customers willing to give it a whirl can use the code BLEEDINGCOOL[...]
Lost Girls Pulled Off New Zealand Library Shelves – In Order For It Not To Be Censored
Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie's Lost Girls has been removed from the shelves of New Zealand's Auckland Library You can probably guess why. But there's an intriguingly Catch-22 twist. Louise LaHatte, regional collections manager for Auckland City Libraries, said the book had never gone to the Office of Film and Literature Classification but the library was worried[...]
DC Comics Loses Trademark Fight Against Superloans
Yesterday, assistant commissioner of trademarks in New Zealand, Jenny Walden, as declared that Superloans character Buck does not infringe the Superman trademark of DC Comics/Warnr Bros The Dominion Post reports that Walden said that, "although it was clear Buck was a superhero because of his "exaggerated musculature", fitting body suit and his ability to fly, there[...]
The Batman Of New Zealand
TVNZ in New Zealand reports that someone dressed as Batman walked into a police station in Christchurch asking why the Bat Signal had been lit. This was believed to be in reference to the White Lights Of Hope lights, shining to commemorate the earthquake last year that killed many. The Batman demanded to speak to the Comissioner[...]
Sunday Runaround, Sausages, Mark Millar And Danny DeVito
QuakeWatch: In February, Bleeding Cool told you about Comics Compulsion, the comics store in Christchurch, New Zealand, that was at the epicentre of the earthquake there The area was declared unsafe, and the shop was forced to operate from the back of Penelope Place. The following Saturday will see them relaunch the store properly in a[...]