The trilogy that began with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – 91% was one of those projects that unexpectedly changed our perception of film adaptations. The great work of Peter Jackson made JRR Tolkien’s work even more popular and many other production companies sought a similar format to secure millions of dollars at the box office. Although The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – 64% was well more or less well received by critics and didn’t miss a mark at the global box office, it definitely felt a bit late and out of place. Unlike the first three movies, these didn’t cause as much excitement. Now the bets are on the series of Amazon, which will also be the most expensive in history so far.
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After many rumors about the story, it was long ago confirmed that the series of LOTR It will not be a remake of the Jackson movies, but rather it will be a prequel that will take details, plots and characters from other Tolkien works to expand and deepen this world. The announcement of the show itself caused a lot of controversy, as not all fans are very excited and fear all the expectations that are being placed on it. By now we all know that a millionaire investment does not assure anything, but if the matter fails, it will go down in history in a very negative way.
The Game of Thrones series – 59% was the one that inspired this new movement to see epic fantasy on television, one that also had a much more dedicated and similar production to the movies, but with the benefit of being able to better develop the plot to throughout several episodes. The series of LOTR it aspires to take an even more relevant step and it seems that serious sacrifices must be made to achieve this.
According to the account TheOneRing.net, dedicated to talking about everything related to the saga and the respected author, himself Jeff bezos could be investing all his time (and money) to make the series a success, especially now that he has retired as CEO of Amazon:
Today Jeff Bezos is retiring as CEO of Amazon, exactly 27 years after founding the store for everything. Middle-earth is the next step in his career, spending $ 10 billion on LOTR and The Hobbit so far. Jeff moved to Los Angeles and is heavily involved in production between California and New Zealand.
Today Jeff Bezos steps down as CEO from Amazon exactly 27 years after founding the everything store.
Middle-earth is the next phase of his career, spending $ 10 billion on LOTR & Hobbit so far. Jeff has moved to LA & is very involved in studio production between CA & NZ. pic.twitter.com/36I1TE714W
– TheOneRing.net (@theoneringnet) July 5, 2021
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If anyone can waste money and still remain a billionaire, it’s Bezos. Weeks ago his decision to travel to space was criticized in a first civil round that should open the doors to exploration by ordinary (and very, very rich) people. The public did not welcome his actions and even television series and media around the world made fun of the rocket that seemed like a phallus and his millionaire whim while the world is in the middle of a pandemic and there are so many other problems such as famine, pollution and warming global.
In that sense, the series of LOTR It seems like something much more realistic than continuing to travel into space, although it’s ironic that production moved from New Zealand to the UK because it’s cheaper. It is not really known how much Bezos is involved in the show, but it is possible that if it becomes a success the businessman decides to invest more money and time.
Little is known of the series of LOTR, and this may continue until an attention-grabbing trailer is released. It is known that the idea is to be more inclusive, and without unnecessary scenes of sexual violence. It was also confirmed long ago that the series will be set in the Second Age of the Sun and that it will have 8 episodes for its first season to premiere in September 2022. Despite the fact that Covid delayed production a lot, a second season was confirmed that filming will begin soon.
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