May 28, 2001
Fellowship of the Ring Getting
New Words, Opening
Most of the dialogue in the much-anticipated "The Fellowship of the Rings" the first installment of "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, is being replaced as actors re-dub their voices in an underground studio in London and a new opening has been added.
Sir Ian McKellen, who plays the wizard Gandalf the Grey in the movie based on JRR Tolkien's popular novels, made these revelations in the "Grey Book" section of his website www.mckellen.com/cinema/lotr/journal.htm his diary about the movie-making.
"Almost all of the dialogue has had to be replaced." McKellen notes in one entery, "Sean Bean (Boromir) Ian Holm (Bilbo) And Christopher Lee (Suraman) Have added fresh soundtracks to their scenes." According to McKellen's website, the studio in New Zealand wasn't soundproofed.
The Opening Backstory has been changed, and new dialogue will now go to Bilbo, the adventurer introduced in Tolkien's prequel to the lord of the rings "The Hobbit", as he writes him memoirs, according to McKellen.
The Fellowship is scheduled for release Dec. 19th.
In addition, a contact over at TheOneRing.net had this to report: