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Lord Of The Rings - Don't Believe The Hype?

Can we believe the early hype? Or should we believe the evil wizard?

According to star Christopher Lee who plays the dark mage Saruman in Peter Jackson’s three film epic, the director hasn’t lost his touch.

Speaking to special effects magazine SFX, the pale faced, deep voiced horror film veteren, with a string of successful gore flicks under his belt, says he believes the three film series of JRR Tolkien's books will be a hit.

'I've only just back from two months in New Zealand filming Lord of the Rings,' says Mr Lee.

'It's just going to be...I'm trying to think of the right word - without making sound like the usual fashionable superlative. I think it will create film history. I think it's going to have the biggest impact, on screen, of anything of the last 40 or 50 years.'

According to Mr Lee the teaser trailer is nothing compared to the full impact of the movie.

'I don't know what you'd call it, it's not exactly a trailer. It doesn't actually show you anything in great detail, in terms of people and what they look like and what they say.'

Lee, who appears in all three of the films, is expected to be back in New Zealand for more filming soon.

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