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Dec 012017
 

Tolkien was a ‘no go’ at HBO

Why HBO says it passed on The Lord of the Rings TV series, which landed in the lap of Amazon Studios instead.

“I’d rather own our IP [intellectual property] 100%… and I’d rather have the ability to work with a product that is inextricably linked to our brand.” ~ HBO CEO Richard Plepler Lay your staff here for more »

 December 1, 2017  Posted by at 3:06 am No Responses »
Nov 292017
 

Will big bucks mean big profits?

Putting the numbers in perspective, the $250 million Amazon deal for The Lord of the Rings TV Prequel is 1,000 times what Tolkien received in the original deal with United Artist!

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Lay your staff here for more »

 November 29, 2017  Posted by at 7:10 am No Responses »
Nov 142017
 

Amazon’s Take on the Big News

In case you missed it, here is the official Press Release from Amazon concerning the acquisition of the rights to make a Middle-earth TV Series.

Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video” ~  Amazon Lay your staff here for more »

 November 14, 2017  Posted by at 2:45 pm No Responses »
Nov 142017
 

Shock and Awe!

Probably the greatest story in Amazon Studio’s acquisition of the rights to make a prequel to The Lord of the Rings in the form of a TV Series, is the fact that the Tolkien Estate and Trust spear headed the entire project.

The is a complete 180 from their previous posture on Tolkien’s writings. What the HELL is going on? Lay your staff here for more »

 November 14, 2017  Posted by at 10:13 am 7 Responses »
Nov 142017
 

A Lord of the Rings Prequel!

So after last nights news about a Television deal between Amazon, the Tolkien Estate, Middle-earth Enterprises, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Television, hopes are high for Middle-earth fans across the world! So what will this Prequel be about… lets break it down!

“The LOTR original series, a prequel to Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, will be produced by Amazon Studios.” ~ Deadline Hollywood Lay your staff here for more »

 November 14, 2017  Posted by at 6:29 am 4 Responses »