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"Lord of the Rings," the theme park

May 21, 2001 | 7:48am EDT

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.

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