November 10, 1999
New Zealand Army
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.