May 26, 2001

Movie Won't Open With Last Alliance
Matthew Bass

Leonides posted this to our message board. I thought I'd share it here:

Jackson has gone and changed the opening of the movie on us! It will no longer with the Last Alliance / Isildur / Smeagol Prologue has has been reported for months. Instead, it will open exactly as the book -- with Gandalf's cart rolling into the Shire.

He did this because he felt the films should begin small and grow large (like the books). The Prologue stuff WILL be in, but it will be in flashback during a different portion of the film -- thought I don't know where.