|The LOTR Movie Site
August 12, 2000
John K. Has It Right
I believe John K. has hit the target with his evaluation. The film crew is obviously striking back (in a fun way) at the hordes of us internet fans. I bet they're monitoring the web traffic to see how far and fast this hoax will spread.
Given the tight security and closed sets thus far, it makes no sense to set up a shot days in advance, in the open and allow it to be seen and filmed as it is being produced. Those fans who actually believe this scene is real are giving the guys at WETA quite a good chuckle.