Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Amazon will produce a multi-season 'Lord of the Rings' TV series

The original ring from Lord of the Rings films Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings Prequel Series
Freda Brock | 14 November, 2017, 01:25

"We are delighted that Amazon, with its long-standing commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings", said Matt Galsor of the Tolkien Estate. Amazon said yesterday it had acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by JRR Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. "[We] are thrilled to be taking "The Lord of the Rings' fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth". Don't mess with my nerd side".

Also, @mel7pass tweeted: "Wait a minute, the Lord of the Rings aren't a reboot, it's a prequel, this is so much worse than I fear".

It's possible the new series will mine the ponderous but rich Silmarillion for material, as fan fiction writers and lore aficionados have done for decades. Although the company's own press release says the series will "adapt" J.R.R. Tolkien's novels, that turns out not to be quite the case. "I don't see it being anywhere in between".

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To put it in more concrete terms: Amazon announced today that it is making a Lord of the Rings TV series. That lawsuit had been underway since 2012, with Warner Bros. later settling this past July for an undisclosed amount.

For five years, the two bodies were embroiled in court proceedings, after the author's estate said the studio overstepped the mark and made millions selling unauthorised merchandising.

Peter Jackson's early 2000s adaptions of "The Lord of The Rings" brought in almost $3 billion at theaters and won 17 Academy Awards, according to effect of Sound. The Return of the King won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Amazon should be mindful of LOTR's vehemently devoted fanbase, and the fact that Middle Earth has already been extensively explored on screen in these first three films and the Hobbit trilogy.

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