The idea for a sequel for the original “One Ring” was an easy one to develop, because “Two Towers” was just released and I was still big on Lord of the Rings. Having read the 3rd novel, I decided to base the story on the finale in Mordor, where Gollum and the Hobbits have a showdown in Mount Doom. Of course I altered the story, and I began making One Ring into a more original series. Sauron turned into a cliche dumb overlord with a smart lackey. The movie definetly got me some more recognition, and it remains one of my favorites.
Fun Fact: This is the only full length movie where I provide all the voices for the characters.
Fun Fact: ‘The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins is a song sung by Leonard Nemoy (aka, Mr Spock) in the 70s. There is a crazy music video with hippie chicks wearing fake elf ears and pastel sweaters with starbursts o them dance around. Needless to say it has nothing to do with Lord of the Rings.