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  Lord of the Rings 'not Potter's rival'
Updated 07 November 2001, 16.42
Lord of the Rings
The director of the Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, says there's no rivalry between his film and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

The film's based on JRR Tolkein's book series and follows the adventures of Frodo the hobbit played in the film by US actor Elijah Wood.

Frodo has to destroy the magic ring that would make the evil Sauron all powerful.

Battle

Fact File
Lord of the Rings
Sold 100 million copies worldwide
Published in 1954
Book 1 - Fellowship of the Ring
Book 2 - The Two Towers
Book 3 - Return of the King

As we know, Harry Potter has a similar battle against dark wizards and magical powers, so film critics think the two films will be in competition with each other.

But Jackson insists he loves Harry Potter and fantasy fans will watch both film series rather than just one.

Fantasy tourists

The Lord of the Rings was made in New Zealand where special tourist maps listing the film's 35 filming locations have been produced. There are similar tourists maps for the UK filming locations of Harry Potter.

The world première of The Fellowship of the Ring is in London on 10 December.

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