Amazon Studios said it had found a great location with world-class sets and skilled staff. It said pre-production had already started and production on the series would begin in the city of Auckland over the coming months.
Amazon Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings series appears to be streaming service's attempt at making a fantasy production that can evoke a response similar to HBO's Game of Thrones. And they are serious about it. Here is everything we know so far.
The production costs of Amazon's The Lord of the Rings TV adaptation, it was said, may come down to 500 million dollars, which is more than most Hollywood blockbusters earn worldwide. Now, it appears it may reach up to 1 billion dollars.
Amazon bought the rights to The Lord of the Rings last year and went on to confirm a web series. Now, this web series will almost certainly not follow the main War of the Ring saga. Here is what the web series could instead be based on.
The Lord of the Rings is a well-known franchise and is based on one of the most-sold books of all time. But still, adaptations fail all the time and this seems like a huge gamble on part of Amazon. Will Amazon be able to recover those sky-high costs?
We have had quite a few films which managed to outdo the text in many ways. Either the execution of the story was nicer or they just added their own theme to the plot which worked better than the original.