Mt Manaia is in Whangarei, New Zealand. The beautiful country of New Zealand is where HBO’s True Blood’s Anna Paquin hails from. It’s a very pretty country.
New Zealand’s landscapes are more Twilight’s “Forks” (lush, green native forests with oustanding coastlines) than the New Orleans, swampy landscapes of True Blood TV series. New Zealand is stunning. It’s also where the Hercules and Xena TV series and The Lord of The Rings (Oscar winning trilogy) were filmed.
If David Slade, director of Twilight Saga’s Eclipse, went location hunting in New Zealand, he would just never return to Hollywood. He would just die of happiness and ecstatic joy in all of the pretty! New Zealand is a cinematographer’s dream, but you can be a part of it.
New Zealand is Hollywood famous. The country has 4.5 million people, including the Maori people of New Zealand (nicknamed “horis”) of which I am one of them in Hollywood. You’ve got to see and experience some of New Zealand in your lifetime! You will love it.
If you’ve ever wanted to rock climb or hike a mountain with the most picaresque views of land and sea, then you’ll appreciate Mt Manaia a lot. To find out more about Whangarei City go here. To choose an airline to fly there, go here.
Oh dear! Lord of The Rings was such a pretty trilogy shot in beautiful New Zealand. The tranquil landscapes still burn bright in Hollywood’s cinematic memory.
It also was a very lucrative trilogy too, earning New Line Cinema a reported $6 billion worldwide in earnings.
Apparently, Hobbitsville’s first family, JRR Tokien’s heirs are pissed at New Line Cinema for not sharing a slice of the creativity with Tokien’s descendants.
They are suing New Line, for $220 million for a 7.5% royalty fee, they state they are owed when Tolkien’s literary works were optioned for a fee to make into films, with that legal proviso contractually stated in the options sale.
The Hobbit is the next film of Tolkien’s works that New Line hopes to make. But if they do not share the love with Tokien’s descendants, the stoppers might be put on The Hobbit too, in court.
With the success of Lord of The Rings, Twilight and Harry Potter… New Line should just pay up. It’s not even 10% that they are asking for their forebears creative vision.
Do you think New Line is being a bit greedy? Of course they are, right?!
Using drugs in tweets to appeal to Twilight’s tween fans, has landed director, David Slade in a bit of hot water in the press. The director who resembles a bad boy skinhead hobbit from Peter Jackson’s Lord of The Rings Trilogy brought on controversy to make himself appear to be cool and ‘edgy’ with tween fans. Yawn!
Reportedly Slade tweeted on his twitter this booze, drugs, guns fueled message: “Twilight drunk? No, not even drunk. Twilight on acid? No, not even on acid? Twilight at gun point? Just shoot me.”