Lord of the Rings television series announced

16 November, 2017, 02:25 | Author: Julian Swanson
  • Amazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings Prequel Series

The show, which already carries a multi-season commitment, will "explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring". Peter Jackson's LOTR movie trilogy is 558 minutes (!) altogether, and that's not counting the extended version. The mega-deal is shocking and reminiscent of 2013, when Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also shook the media landscape in buying The Washington Post Though the television deal is a corporate agreement and the newspaper purchase is a personal investment, both transactions demonstrate how established brands still carry big value in the Internet age. "Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on JRR Tolkien's original writings", Galsor added.

What's more, The Lord of the Rings has sold copious amounts of hard copies through Amazon, the world's leading bookstore, so you can readily expect some corporate synergy once the studio's original series begins to fall into place.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in a number of locations in New Zealand including Tongariro National Park which was the main setting for the land of Mordor and Hobbiton in Matamata. On one hand, they are attractive pieces of digital artwork that do a very good job of showcasing the material.

So could a Lord Of The Rings revival become our next fantasy fix after Game Of Thrones' final season?

With The Lord of the Rings news, Amazon Prime just got a whole lot more attractive.

Whatever Amazon chooses to adapt, it certainly won't be hurting for material.

Getting "The Lord of the Rings" series at Amazon could help gain new clout and build up Amazon's ability to grow its Prime memberships through its video service.

What the series does have, however, is an eye-popping price tag, with Deadline reporting that the rights for the franchise alone cost in the $200 to $250 million range - and that's before any production costs or cast salaries are factored in.

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