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NFT: Amazon to release a $500 million LOTR show

Jay on the Island : 4/11/2018 6:07 pm
Amazon could spend up to as much $500 million or more on the first two seasons of its Lord of the Rings show. By the sound of it, that includes the $250 million Amazon reportedly spent on the rights to make the series in the first place, $250 million already being a stupid-high number. To put this in context, the most expensive season of Game of Thrones made thus far is season 6, which cost HBO a cool $100 million to produce. And thatís only after Thrones spent five years building a following. Peter Jacksonís Lord of the Rings movies, meanwhile, cost a combined $281 million. Amazon is planning to top those numbers, and handily, right out of the gate.
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Yeah Iíve been following this closely  
UConn4523 : 4/11/2018 6:11 pm : link
Amazon needed a big splash for their streaming content and they did just that. Really hope this is done right.
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Jay on the Island : 4/11/2018 6:15 pm : link
In comment 13909929 UConn4523 said:
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Amazon needed a big splash for their streaming content and they did just that. Really hope this is done right.

It is wise to take the chance after Game of Thrones ends but that is a lot of money to spend on a show. This could be crushing if it's a flop.
If it was their own IP Iíd worry more about a flop  
UConn4523 : 4/11/2018 6:22 pm : link
but with it being LOTR with Jackson involved, it will have global interest.
RE: If it was their own IP Iíd worry more about a flop  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 4/11/2018 6:35 pm : link
In comment 13909942 UConn4523 said:
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but with it being LOTR with Jackson involved, it will have global interest.


Did they say that Jackson is involved?

At this point I haven't seen anything to suggest it even shares the same canon as the Jackson movies.
I believe Amazon is in early talks with Jackson  
UConn4523 : 4/11/2018 7:14 pm : link
I donít think he will direct, but can certainly see him go-producing.
Cool if Jackson helps produce it  
mfsd : 4/11/2018 8:39 pm : link
but can they please keep him from turning Aragorn into an insecure pussy again in this one?
I hope they move away from Jackson,  
barens : 4/11/2018 9:37 pm : link
Breathe a little new life into it.
What will the show be about?  
Bill L : 4/11/2018 9:48 pm : link
Fish the ring out fthe the lava and give it back to Sauron?
Maybe this go around  
giantsFC : 4/11/2018 9:58 pm : link
They will just sit Frodo on a damn eagle and fly him into mount doom right away.

One episode series that way.
Iím waiting to find out  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 4/12/2018 7:35 am : link
Who is going to produce the dark tower. That should be one hell of a TV shows especially since there are like 10 books of content to make a show out of.
Nevermind looks like Amazon will be producing that as well  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 4/12/2018 7:38 am : link
It came out yesterday as well.
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If they have rights to The Silmarillion  
Jim in Forest Hills : 4/12/2018 8:33 am : link
it would be really interesting, so many stories there. To see Fingolfin's 1:1 with Morgoth.

Turin and Hurin's tales of woe.

Beren and Luthien and Huan vs the great wolves.

The betrayal of the maritime elves, march of the Noldor

Creation of MIddle Earth

Lots of seasons in there.
and of course the tale of the simarills themselves  
Jim in Forest Hills : 4/12/2018 8:36 am : link
and how they relate to the tree of Gondor.

Feanos and his sons.

Rise of Sauron.

When mankind thought to be the Valar and actually rosae against the Valar - Al-Pharazon.

Too much content.
I'm more looking forward to  
Metnut : 4/12/2018 9:16 am : link
the "the Three Body Problem" series that Amazon is supposedly spending hundreds of millions to produce. Those books were the more interesting SCF stuff I've read since ASOIAF.
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