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Rifftrax, one of two comedy film commentary troupes formed by former members of the original “Mystery Science Theater 3000” group, has completed tracks for all three “Lord of the Rings” films with the release this week of its “Return of the King” Rifftrax.
Mainstream media sources including “Entertainment Weekly” are claiming that LOTR director and “The Hobbit” executive producer Sir Peter Jackson is in negotiations to direct both films, despite previous disclaimers to the contrary from his camp at Wellington, New Zealand’s Wingnut Films.
Frustrated by “ongoing delays,” director Guillermo del Toro has stepped down as helmer of the two parts of the upcoming adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s “The Hobbit…”
This week in Middle-earth history: Samwise Gamgee is born, the Gondorians praise the periannath, and Hugo Weaving is born.
A psychiatrist and a group of medical students at the Royal Free & University College Medical School in London have diagnosed Gollum, the wretched creature from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, with schizoid personality disorder.