Judging by the passengers on board this plane, it must be heading over the Misty Mountains and straight for Middle Earth.
Hobbits and elves are squashed in next to Orcs and wizards on board the cramped flight – suggesting the latest movie adaptation of a J.R.R Tolkien classic has been given a modern twist.
But Lord Of The Rings fans can breathe a sign of relief, as the scene is taken from Air New Zealand’s new in-flight safety video, which even features a cameo from director Sir Peter Jackson along with one of Tolkien’s most famous characters – Gollum.
Normally, Rebecca Jordan will take all the free TV exposure she can get for the psychiatric hospital that she’s turned into a tourist attraction known as the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters.” Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” and “Ghost Stories.” Discovery’s “Forgotten Planet.”
She even hosted an episode of CMT’s “My Big Redneck Wedding” on the 307-acre grounds. But she drew the line when producers for A&E’s “Paranormal State” called. They didn’t want to meet the ghosts behind the 2½-foot thick walls, she says. They wanted to get rid of them.
“And I was like, ‘Well, maybe you’re not the right fit for me. We do not want to get rid of our spirits! We want them to stay in the building!’ “Unless they want to go home,” she adds with a laugh. “And then they can go home. I’m not trying to keep anybody here who doesn’t want to be here.”