“Lord of the Rings,” the theme park

The mayor of Wellington in New Zealand – hoping to capitalize on the success of the Lord of the Rings movie, which won’t be released until December – has announced plans for a new theme park revolving around J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy, the BBC reports. The trilogy was filmed all at once in New Zealand, and reportedly cost $270 million to film. The film’s trailer caused a huge buzz when released at the recently completed Cannes Film Festival.