HBO to premiere 'The Lord of the Rings' on Asian Television

MUMBAI: Just in time when the last of the Lord of the Rings troika premiers on the big screen, HBO will air the first part The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring for the first time on Asian Television.

Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings, a cult favorite amongst fantasy fans, the movie trilogy directed by Peter Jackson brings the fantasy genre is brought to life on the big screen. The channel is poised to premieres the first installment exclusively on 13 December at 9 pm in Taiwan. Although the channel has not as yet released the premier schedule for the Indian television, like the previous movie premiers, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring should premier early next year.

Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, an epic fantasy series, cost a massive US$300 million to make. The movie transports the viewer to an entirely different reality, immerses them in it and maroons them in a glorious alternative world, in this case, Middle Earth.

Filmed at scenic New Zealand locales, the film boasts of astonishing sets apart from impressive computer-generated technology. A well-crafted adventure is set against the backdrop of a mythical clash between good and evil.

The first part of the trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring chronicles the formation of the fellowship - a group of nine consisting of four hobbits, two noblemen, an elf, a dwarf and a wizard -- to help a young hobbit, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) destroy a gold ring of starling powers - the One Ring. Forged by the Dark Lord, Sauron the ring is capable of corrupting its wearer. The Ring must be destroyed at its place of origin - the cracks of Mount Doom before Sauron's servants find it and return it to their master, which he will use to cast a darkness over Middle Earth and all the men, hobbits, elves, dwarfs and other creatures that dwell therein. According to the media reports Jackson and his team dedicated almost a year and a half to film all three parts of the trilogy in sequence.

Starring Elijah Wood as Frodo, the movie also boasts of star cast including the likes of Viggo Mortenson who portrays Aragon, the current Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom plays elf Legolas and Ian McKellan portrays wizard. The movie also includes star-studded supporting cast including Liv Tyler, Cate Blanchett and Christopher Lee.

The movie moves fluidly from quaint sets of the countryside, to nightmarish battle scenes in eye-filling spectacle and blood-chilling mayhem, but also punctuates each action scene with subtle moments of reflection.

Latest Reads
World Television Premiere of Judwaa 2 on Star Gold

This Christmas, Star Gold dons the Santa hat promising to indulge its viewers with double the entertainment, double the excitement and double the fun! The Home of Blockbusters announces the World Television Premiere of one of the most sought after films of the year – Judwaa 2. The film that raked...

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
Eros International inks co-production pact with Drishyam Films

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International) has signed a four-film co-production deal with leading production house, Drishyam Films.

Television Production House Film Production
ITW Consulting bags in-stadia ad rights for Ind & Aus tours of SA 2018

ITW Consulting, India-based sports management company, has acquired in-stadia advertising rights for the Indian and Australian Tours of South Africa for 2017/2018. ITW Consulting rights will market and sell these in-stadia advertising rights to non-South African companies and entities.

Television TV Channels Sports
Nickelodeon kid's choice awards 2017

Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards (KCA) 2017, presented by Dabur Red Paste, powered by Jolly Rancher in association with Yellow Diamond and Funskool and Apis Honey took place on 15 December 2017.

Television TV Channels Kids
Focus Group to launch Kannada news channel

Focus Group is now focusing on south India with its upcoming news channel Focus TV Kannada News.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Panchal helps Star Bharat top Hindi GECs across genres

Optimystix Entertainment’s Indian comedy sitcom Kya Haal Mr. Panchal on Star India’s FTA Hindi GEC Star Bharat has been amongst Broadcast Audience Research Council of India’s (BARC) weekly list of top-five Hindi GEC programmes in the HSM markets, more so during primetime. In week 49 of 2017:...

Television TV Channels Viewership
&Privé HD celebrates the birthday of the Steven Spielberg

&Privé HD, the English movie channel, presents Club Privé: Spielberg Edition – a curation of five of Spielberg’s best movies exploring different sides of human emotions. The special will air from 18 to 22 December at 11 pm only on &Privé HD.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Green Gold’s golden Mumbai launch

MUMBAI: Green Gold Animation is all set to hit the green running with its new offshoot Golden Robot. The Rajiv Chilaka-run animation outfit has been wowing everyone with its deals for animation series with both Netflix and Amazon Prime.  But the occasion this time was the celebration of the launch...

Television Production House Film Production
Gujarat elections boost news channel ratings as Republic continues to lead English News

BENGALURU: Rahul Gandhi’s shenanigans and Narendra Modi’s sudden and unexpected belligerence at rallies leading up to the Gujarat state assembly elections have resulted in bolstering sagging news viewership, especially for the English news genre. According to Broadcast Audience Research Council of...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories