Zero Hora
November 10, 1999

New Zealand Army Sorely Missed

Kudos to Vito for translating this article from Porteguese. It was originally featured in the Brazillian newspaper Zero Hora.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on the J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastic work of literature, a joined production of New Line and Miramax, is suffering the consequences of war. Director Peter Jackson was counting on the New Zealand Army to star in certain battle scenes that need millions of extras. The New Zealand army is currently available only to the United Nations, because of the conflicts in East Timor. The production is already desperately trying to reunite the number of local extras necessary for the filmings.