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Stars of Lord of The Rings take part in 'epic flight safety video' for Air New Zealand


October 23, 2014
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The stars of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have featured in the "most epic safety video ever made", helping Air New Zealand to inform their passengers of the safety routine to follow.SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOElijah Wood, who played Frodo Baggins in the hugely popular Lord of the Rings films, director Peter Jackson, and former Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy all star in the video, which begins with two Lord of the Rings fans running through an airport to make their flight. 

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The two fans find themsevles on board with Elijah, and the safety video proceeds to not only advise you of the seatbelt instructions and locations of the oxygen mask and life jacket, but also how to help little children - using Elijah, whose character Frodo is a hobbit, as an example. 

Shot over six days in various Middle-earth locations, including Hobbiton and Central Otago, it also stars Dean O'Gorman, Weta effects guru Sir Richard Taylor, Japanese baseball star Naoyuki Shimizu, and Māori actor and director Taika Waititi.

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The Lord of the Rings was written by J.R.R Tolkien in the 1930s and was adapted for the big screen between 2001 and 2003. Several years later Peter Jackson revealed he would begin work on The Hobbit, which was written before the Lord of the Rings, and which would also be split into three films.

The entire franchise was filmed across New Zealand.

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The third and final film in the franchise, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is out in the UK on 12 December. 

Set sixty years before The Lord of The Rings, the fantasy epic follows Bilbo Baggins on his quest to win a share of the treasure guarded by the dragon, Smaug.Reprising their roles include Orlando as the Sindar Elf Legolas,  Evangeline Lilly as a Woodland Elf named Tauriel, and Sir Ian McKellen as the wizard Gandalf.

Benedict Cumberbatch provides the motion-capture and voice for the character of Smaug.

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