These movies suffered emergency cash-flow problems, and for better or worse, had to cut corners to make ends meet.
The role eventually went to Brendan Fraser.
Bernard Hill played King Theoden in Peter Jackson's trilogy.
New Zealand is once again a home base for an adaptation of Tolkien’s work, having previously hosted Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit trilogies from the 2000s.
"Lord of the Rings" fans are review bombing the new Amazon streaming series "The Rings of Power" because it has people of color in the cast. Even Elon Musk has weighed in.
The fantasy TV series has allegedly been the target of trolls posting excessive negative reviews.
The ensemble cast of 'The Rings of Power' relished the chance to delve into unexplored corners of JRR Tolkien's work.
'The Rings of Power' is set during Tolkien's Second Age and features fresh versions of several huge 'Lord of the Rings' characters.
TV's equivalent to the Battle of Helm's Deep might be a little more well-mannered than expected.
Maxim Baldry portrays Isildur, who would go on to cut the One Ring from the hand of Sauron.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is nearly upon us, with the first episode due to stream on Prime Video from 2 September.
The most expensive TV series of all time is here, as Prime Video UK expands the world of 'Lord of the Rings'.
Prime Video's blockbuster prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy looks set to be a gargantuan Middle Earth adventure.
Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd all played hobbits in the trilogy.
'House of the Dragon' premieres 21 August, while Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' show arrives in September.
They might have big feet, but with those little legs Hobbits Samwise Gamgee and Frodo Baggins had their work cut out trekking from Bag End to Mount Doom.
Lord of the Rings fans were treated to a first look at Amazon's highly anticipated TV series The Rings of Power during the Super Bowl.
If you're getting into Star Wars, Star Trek, or Doctor Who in 2022, you must be asking: 'Where do I start?'
Which actor turned down a lucrative role because he didn't like fantasy films?
The Lamb & Flag, the famous Oxford pub frequented by J.R.R. Tolkien, CS Lewis and Thomas Hardy, will close its doors after 450 years.
Ian McKellen kept a copy of the book on his person to make sure he was fully prepared for any alterations.
Peter Jackson has revealed the scene that he still loves revisiting from his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy.
From the Midlands to Middle Earth.
The iconic fantasy author's house in Oxford is for sale, and cast members want to transform it into a celebration of Tolkien.
Sean Astin has revealed the brutal criticism he received from Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson during filming.