ANNOUNCEMENT: Warner Bros. and Amazon are planning a "Series" for The Lord of the Rings

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  1. CirdanLinweilin

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    I can't imagine the family letting that happen after what PJ did with the movies.
     
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    RIGHT???! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:o_Oo_Oo_O


    CL

    How would you react if I told you (Just in case, you didn't know, or need to hear to believe it again) that the Estate is involved in talks?

    No deal struck, but very, very, very, early talks.

    Gosh, I hope they refuse.

    Tolkien can only roll over in his coffin so many times.

    CL
     
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    It's hard for me to believe that the Estate has done a complete turn around and wants more Tolkien "on film" or whatever. Most especially if Christopher Tolkien is still involved, as he hated* Jackson's Fellowship of the Ring, for example.

    Anyway, we'll see as the story unfolds.

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    *as reported by Carl Hostetter anyway, if the fairly recent interview with Christopher Tolkien himself isn't enough to get the general message across about how CJRT feels about Jackson's films and so on.
     
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    Literally had to check my calendar to make sure it isn't April 1, when I read this part:

     
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    That's the most mind boggling part to me. Tolkien has already been butchered enough by PJ. Why possibly allow it to be butchered even more?

    I feel terrible for Christopher and Priscilla, everything they've worked for seems to be ignored, in favor of money and capitalizing on one man's life work.

    The most heinous part, is that Tolkien never wanted to be famous, from what I gather.

    Yet, the world cares not. *sigh*

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    Oh, I don't know. Maybe they want to set things right and have it properly done with a good screenwrite that flows closer to the book, and a director that doesn't try and "make it better". Still, there would have to be some embellishments written in.
     
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    That's true, maybe with a series, the time frame could be more accurate to the story, and more may be kept in (Tom Bombadil).

    Yet, a part of me just wants The Good Professor to rest in peace. I'm already worried about Hollywood quite possibly mucking up his life in TWO biopics. :confused::confused:

    Yes, I am a curmudgeon. :p:p:p:D:D:rolleyes:

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    Yeah, generally I am too. The main reason I see a TV mini-series working is they will be able to 'chapter' it and concentrate an hour to that part (Birthday Party, Gandalf finding News of the Ring, Leaving the Shire, Black Riders, etc.). So the raid on Crickhollow, and the trek through the Old Forest, and the time with Tom Bombadil and the Barrow Downs, and the Dunedain Rangers, all could get screen time. The trick would be with the writers and directors, and how much they add to it all. I can see this go both ways, but I can't see it being any worse that the PJ fanfix.
     
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    This is what is actually keeping me at least a bit optimistic about this, honestly and I agree. I agree with what you said about 'chaptering' it. That keeps me hopeful about at least it being a bit more faithful.

    Whatever happens, at least this forum will quite possibly be buzzing again.

    Wow, I never thought we'd be going back to Middle-earth this soon. How long ago did The Hobbit movies come?? :confused::confused::confused:

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    Arghh! I get my response out of the quote.:mad:
     
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    Agreed. Actually, two things: keep the filming in New Zealand; Keep Weta as the design team.

    Oh, and get back to miniatures, rather than CGIing everything...
     
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    I'm in 2 minds about this one. I can see the argument that LoTR does not need another adaption and it should be left well alone. Especially as the dust has not yet settled on the PJ trilogy. On the other hand, we have seen from the trilogy that 9 or 10 hours of screen time is just not enough to tell the story properly. If we are to have a final, definitive version, that tells the whole story then a multi episode, multi series TV production is the only way to do it.
     
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    Sounds a bit like my own mind.

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    I can. The dust has settled quite well on my EE DVD set.

    Filming in New Zealand is ok, but keep WETA away from it. Don't want Peter Jackson anywhere near it.
     
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    I saw this and wasn't really sure how I felt about it. Amazon did good with Man in the High Castle but I've never watched anything else by them so don't really have a lot to base them off of.

    I read somewhere that Netflix was interested in adapting too. Most of the shows they've produced seem pretty good, like Stranger Things, so I'd prefer them over Amazon I think.
     
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    Well, Mellyn, it's happening:

    https://www.cbr.com/amazon-announces-lord-rings-tv/

    It's going to be a 'prequel-series' exploring plots not explored in the movies, preceding Fellowship. It is a multi-season commitment.

    Gird your loins,

    This is happening.

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    This could be really good, or go horribly wrong, or anywhere in between.
    The wording doesn't rule out any of the Silmarillion, but I'm suspecting episodes from the Appendices.
     
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    Yeah, from what I read on it they said there could be "previously un-touched stories" included
     
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    I'm prepared to keep an open mind at this stage. It would be fantastic to see some of the back stories and pre LoTR history included on the screen.
     

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