Fans make own Lord of the Rings inspired movie

November 9th, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Nov 9 (ANI): Fans inspired by the Lord of the Rings films are making their own movie Born Of Hope, which has a 25,000 pounds budget, and is being made in the UK.

None of those who are taking part in the making of the movie are getting paid for it, but the Middle Earth subject matter has attracted people from around the globe to join the team, including some of the film’’s original cast and crew, Sky News reported.

The low-budget production, which is due for release sometime in November 2009, has according to its backers been well received at many conventions and exhibitions worldwide after a trailer from the test shoot in April 2006 was shown.

They further revealed that they have a large following who are anxiously awaiting the release of the finished movie, which will be free to download on the Internet and which includes the infamous Orcs.

Some of the shooting is taking place in West Stow near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, which the producers say is ideal for the Dunedain village, where the majority of the movie is set.

The movie also has a number of fight scenes and those behind the project have had a number of swords and weapons made especially for the film.

The producers have also filmed in Epping Forest, just outside London, for some Middle Earth locations and are also hoping to shoot in Snowdonia to provide them with some dramatic landscapes.

Due to copyright rules, no money can be made from this unlicensed film and therefore it is a not for profit production - but the organisers are looking for more sponsors to keep it “high quality”. (ANI)

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