Alamo Drafthouse will reunite the cast of The Lord of the Rings in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first installment of the trilogy. In 2021, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring it was released in theaters, launching what would become an immensely successful film franchise. 20 years later, all three films will be shown in theaters with additional question-and-answer sessions with the original stars after each screening.
Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the three-week event will include guest appearances by Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Elijah Wood, and director Peter Jackson. In a statement addressing the news, Wood explains why he quickly agreed to participate in the meeting.
“One of the experiences I miss the most over the past year, beyond being able to hug my friends and travel, is sitting in a dark movie theater anxiously awaiting a new movie experience,” said Wood, who led the task of bringing together to the rest of the people. cast and crew. “When Tim [League] I came up with the idea that we could come together to provide much needed support to independent theaters around the world, I took the opportunity to help. “
The meeting’s Q&A content will initially be exclusive to theatrical screenings of the new 4K remastering of The Lord of the rings trilogy. Alamo Drafthouse will also make the Q&A presentations available to all cinemas worldwide for free as part of its new “Support Local Theaters” campaign. Future events will also feature other cast reunions, director interviews, and behind-the-scenes looks at iconic films.
“We are extremely confident that after COVID, the pent-up demand for movie theater magic will be very strong and the industry will come back and flourish,” says Tim League, founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse. “In the meantime, we are grateful to Peter Jackson, the gracious participating cast members, and Stephen Colbert for participating in these very special events and allowing fans to experience these incredible movies on the big screen in safe and open theaters.”
Beginning with The Fellowship of the Ring On March 25, the first screening will feature Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan and Elijah Wood in the following question and answer session. Next week, April 1, The two Towers It will be followed by a question and answer session with Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler. It all ends with Return of the King on April 8 with guest stars Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.
Three Lord of the Rings the films have collectively grossed nearly $ 3 billion at the box office, placing them among the most successful film franchises of all time. based on The Lord of the rings novel by JRR Tolkien, the three films were released consecutively in 2001, 2002 and 2003. A new adaptation of the television series is now not available on Amazon, but will not be connected to the Jackson film series.
To submit questions for the Q&A event, you can post them on Twitter with the hashtag # LOTR20 until March 10. You can collect tickets and find additional information on the official website for Alamo Drafthouse.
- THE COMMUNITY OF THE RING – starting March 25
- Featuring Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan and Elijah Wood.
- LAS DOS TORRES – from April 1
- With Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen and Liv Tyler.
- THE RETURN OF THE KING – from April 8
- With Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.
Topics: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit