Amazon in early talks for Lord of the Rings TV Series
Variety reviews that Warner Bros. and The Tolkein property have been quietly purchasing round a tv sequence based mostly on J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings e-book sequence and after curiosity from a number of events Amazon has emerged because the entrance runner for the sequence’ house. The outlet notes that no deal has been set and that talks are nonetheless early; nonetheless, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is reportedly “personally involved in the negotiations” for the sequence.
Though followers will possible scratch their heads at one other adaptation of the property so quickly after Peter Jackson’s beloved movie trilogy, HBO’s Game of Thrones is about to conclude within the coming years and with it depart a large gap in tv programming that The Lord of the Rings might certainly fill. Amazon has additionally been wanting to shift their programming slate away from smaller, area of interest programming and extra in the direction of large-scale reveals that would have worldwide enchantment, one other checked field for the Tolkein sequence.
The Lord of the Rings was first revealed over the course of a 12 months from July 1954 to October 1955 and would go on to grow to be among the finest promoting novels ever written. Filmmaker Peter Jackson tailored the sequence into three function movies launched in 2001, 2002, and 2003, which mixed would go on to gross over $2.9 billion with 30 Academy Award nominations between the three movies and 17 wins; The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King gained all 11 Oscars it was nominated for together with Best Director and Best Picture. Jackson would go on to adapt Tolkein’s The Hobbit as three function movies, launched in 2012, 2013, and 2014 which might have a mixed worldwide field workplace gross that matched The Lord of the Rings. The six movies mixed have introduced in $5.eight billion on the international field workplace.