In one of the biggest news coming out this year, Amazon has bought the rights to the mega blockbuster, The Lord Of The Rings. The studio is planning a multi season TV series to compete with the likes of HBO's, Game Of Thrones.
Amazon confirmed the news and released the details through an official press release.
Here is an excerpt from the same:
Amazon today announced it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. The upcoming Amazon Prime Original will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.
“The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” said Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.”
You can read the full press release here.
The news of LOTR hitting the screen as a TV series comes with mix feelings from fans world wide as they get ready to watch this epic saga come alive on the small screen once again.
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