December 28, 2000
Lord of Linux
The quest to bring Lord of Rings to the big screen has been a long one, with many projects failing to either live up to expectations, or even make it on the screen. Fortunately director Peter Jackon's latest - and it seems successful - attempt to bring 'Britain's favorite book' to the cinemas is getting a leg-up from Linux when it comes to the all-important effects.
New Zealand's OnFilm magazine featured an interview with effects guru Jon Labrie who revealed a little about the hardware and software that is bringing orcs, goblins and impossibly huge battles scenes to life.