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Apr 142018

Over One Billion Dollars?

Amazon is making Middle-earth history by producing their Lord of the Rings TV Series, which will likely reach the Billion dollar mark in the first year, making it the most expense show ever produced for television.

“When production expenses like casting, producers and visual effects are factored in, the series is expected to cost north of $1 billion.” ~ The Hollywood Reporter Lay your staff here for more »

 April 14, 2018  Posted by at 8:14 am 1 Response »
Apr 072018

I want to ride the Mount Doom Roller Coaster!

Rumor has it that Universal Orlando is building a secret new area under the code name “Project 314” and could be completed as early as 2023!

“I had to wait until today April 2 to post it as i thought that if i had posted it yesterday April 1st  you would have thought that it was an April Fools, when it’s not!” D&M Lay your staff here for more »

 April 7, 2018  Posted by at 11:21 am 4 Responses »
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 Comments Off on HBO Says It Wasn’t Interested The Lord of the Rings TV Project
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 Comments Off on Middle-earth TV ~ A Look at the Numbers
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 Comments Off on Amazon LOTR TV Series Press Release
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 »
Nov 112017

A Fan Perspective…

James at Life of Doddz shares his thoughts on the possibility of a Lord of the Rings TV Show on Amazon with his usual positive spin!

“I’m both nervous and excited!” ~ James Lay your staff here for more »

 November 11, 2017  Posted by at 7:49 am Comments Off on Life of Doddz ~ LOTR TV Show Rumors