||The Evening Post
July 24, 2000
Geoff Murphy to Join
Kiwi director Geoff murphy best known for Goodbye
Pork Pie, Utut and The Quiet Earth has joined The Lord
of the Rings film project.
Murphy will be a second unit director on Peter Jackson's $360 million trilogy, which
resumed filming in Wellington today.
Publicist Claire Raskind said Murphy would direct some of the scenes for the film trilogy
around the country. "Everyone's excited he's on board and there is a lot of work to
do. His help is welcome," she said.
Murphy has directed several Hollywood films including Young Guns II and Free Jack. He
joins another New Zealander, John Mahaffie, who is also a second unit director.
Filming will continue in Wellington for the next few weeks, then return to the South
Island for two months.