Looks like it's a go on Amazon. http://ew.com/tv/2017/11/13/lord-of-the-rings-tv-series/
Based on what they are reporting they cannot do a retelling Lord of The Rings or the Hobbit per the restrictions, so they are instead doing Middle Earth equivalent of "Rogue One: A Star Wars story"
I wonder if they can include characters like Aragorn, Gandalf or Frodo or if they will have to leave them out
What about Sauron or Galadriel etc...
But there’s a catch, creatively speaking: The series will explore storylines set before the events in the first LOTR novel, The Fellowship of the Ring. In other words: The war to destroy the One Ring as chronicled in Peter Jackson’s Oscar-winning trilogy of films will not be told in the TV version. So this story is either set before The Hobbit or in between The Hobbit and LOTR.
No, but seriously. I reread the books again not so long ago, which prompted me to re-watch the movies, extended editions of course, and while I love them to death, there is room for a different, maybe closer to the books adaptation.
Starting with the characters... Very torn on this, but on the off chance it gets a GoT like budget, a terrific production designer to bring Middle Earth back to life with a fresh take, solid writing and good blend of real practical effects mixed with CGI, only when necessary, I'm game. And they'll need one hell of a composer too, because that was all Jackson and Shore, no help from the books there.
It's not a reboot either. Did you read the thread at all?
It's going to be new stories that have never been on screen before.
Honestly, you have nothing better to do than argue semantics with me?
I merely meant that they are revisiting the Tolkien universe because the industry as a whole seems to be running short on their own ideas, therefore looking backwards towards untold stories of a previously visited universe.
If you’re offended by my poor choice of words then for that I am sorry; I’ll try much harder in the future. That said I genuinely have no interest in talking to you again.
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