TV: Amazon buys rights for LOTR series

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  1. discostu

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    Amazon just won a bidding war to develop a Lord of the Rings TV series for an absolutely ridiculous $250M price tag.

    Amazon Sets ‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV Series In Mega Deal With Multi-Season Commitment

    Making a series while the films are still pretty fresh in people's minds seems like a risk, but the gamble here is to have a Game of Thrones style hit and bring up their subscriber base. Amazon hasn't had a big runaway hit.

    Funny enough, if you're going to remake a recent series of book based fantasy films, I think Harry Potter would work a lot better.
     
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    I'm interested, as long as they aren't just rehashing the LOTR or Hobbit books/films into a TV series.
     
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    HP has fantastic beasts going on right now, so as much as I'd like to see an older cast in a show even then that's kind of early. I'd love for a GOT style show for Lord of the Rings. Been my wish since Game of Thrones aired. Either gonna be real good or a total miss.
     
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    Don’t watch much TV anymore but super excited for this
     
  6. sabresfan129103

    sabresfan129103 So it begins...

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    Sounds like it could possbily be either the Silmarillion, or stuff from the appendices. That's pretty cool. I love the original movie trilogy, so I don't want them to remake those even if they weren't 100% faithful to the books.
     
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    Interested as long as the don't mess up the lore of such a fantastic fantasy series.
     
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    So im assuming this will be a re-boot of the LotR universe and not being made to fit in with the Jackson films?
     
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    It's supposed to be stuff that happened well before the timeframe the books/movies take place.
     
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    Sure, but there are still lore changes made for the films which could cause conflict.

    My guess is this is going to be a clean slate re-boot of the lore, especially because New Line Cinema isnt involved.
     
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    Besides the Silmarillion there is also the Book of Unfinished Tales that deals with history after the Silmarillion but before the Hobbit/LotR. There's a lot of material there if they go that route, hopefully they won't mess it up.

    I'm a little surprised because I think Christopher Tolkien had said that he didn't think there should be any more film adaptations of his father's work. I guess the money was too good to pass up.
     
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    Wondering if they might go more Shadows of Mordor type story routes...gritty LotR stuff.
     
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    Surrounded By Ahos Keep firing, Ahos!

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    Cool. I'll watch. Yeah I thought Christopher was pretty down on the whole treatment of LOTR and wasn't going to sell. Shrewd negotiator he is.
     
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    New Line is involved and they stated it would take place before Lord of the Rings.
     
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    I'd rather watch a Frodo & Sam love story than anything similar to the plot from Shadow of Mordor/War.
     
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    I didn't say it was a good idea.
     
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    Very true.
     
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    I for one am interested in 10 straight hours about Tom Bombadil.

    Bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow.

    This thing writes itself.
     
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    At least Disney didn’t get the rights
     
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    Or the LotR trilogy... :thumbd:
     
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