A real-life "Eye of Suaron" will be unveiled for the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies in Russia, according to reports.
The Hollywood Reporter Russia said the art installation would be unveiled in Moscow on Thursday, ahead of the film's debut.
Work has been underway on the project for several months, and will be sited on top of the Moscow International Business Centre.
An artist's impression shows the design from Russian art group Svechenie is eerily similar to the ominous emblem of evil that appears in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.
AdvertisementAdvertise with NZME.
In the trilogy, based on the books by JRR Tolkien, Sauron's eye is an all-seeing bastion of doom that keeps watch over Middle-earth.
Many people commenting on Russia Today's Facebook page questioned whether the reports were legit.
But the idea attracted plenty of positive feedback on Twitter.
Jackson's final film in the Hobbit trilogy opens in New Zealand on Thursday.