LAS VEGAS, March 6,
2000 -- Wizard watchers, the moment has arrived. The big-screen "Lord of the
Rings" is slated to make its debut here at ShoWest.
Whoops. Did we fail to mention that we meant the trailer, not the film?
of the Rings"
Well, in case you didn't already know, ShoWest is no Sundance. First off, it's an
industry trade show -- not a festival. And second, the most buzz-worthy screenings are
about three minutes long -- snippets, teasers, coming attractions.
In addition to the much-awaited "Lord of the Rings" footage (being unveiled at
the New Line luncheon Tuesday), the coming days will feature previews of Sony's Mel Gibson
epic "The Patriot" and clips from the ultimate summer chick flick
Fox's also pulling out its arsenal of (would-be) summer hits. Films to be sneak peeked
include Jim Carrey's new comedy "Me, Myself and Irene" and the
The first installment of the planned "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (aka, "The
Fellowship of the Ring" installment) stars Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett and Liv