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Topic   Possible LotR series coming to Amazon

MrBean
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5-Nov(#1)
https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/03/amazon-reporte...

There's plenty to work with here (Middle Earth games are great) and given the right cast and story, this could be fantastic.
tonymack21
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* 6-Nov(#2)
there is indeed a lot of material they could work with. after the production values of the original trilogy and the overall quality im def worried, but hopefully its good. the shadow of games are definitely awesome.

Scots
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6-Nov(#3)
I'd definitely give it a shot, as the world and setting are so cool.

The only problem is it would have such an uphill battle. The only standard people have to compare it to is one of the greatest movie trilogies ever made.
tonymack21
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6-Nov(#4)
was thinking the same, there is no way they can match that trilogy, every performance was one of the ages, the scenery, the feel, the settings, it will look and feel so much different.

Admiral
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6-Nov(#5)
Pretty cool yes Even if it's more like the Hobbit, and less like LotR (the latter is many times better than the former)...I'd still be satisfied!
tonymack21
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6-Nov(#6)
so very, I was disappointed overall with the hobbit ones. the LotR ones though, I don't know that's ever going to be topped.

Admiral
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6-Nov(#7)
Agreed. But for a series, it might work better with some minor storylines mixed with adventure and action.
tonymack21
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* 6-Nov(#8)
ya that's what im thinking, stories away from the main story of those characters. probably new original characters like we see in the shadow of games, though not likely a conflict on such a scale. maybe a reference or two to a familiar name here and there. possibly not even set in minas tirith or other familiar settings so they don't have to worry about the measurements.

Gypsy
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6-Nov(#9)
All this LOTR talk, going to have to do a rewatch of the trilogy this weekend. Extended edition blus of course.

I too would give a series a chance, and not expect it to match the movie trilogy.
tonymack21
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* 6-Nov(#10)
those EE blus are sick. so long but so good.

ya i think there will be a lot of disappointed people looking for the splendor of the films and performances on par with Viggo, but keeping expectations in check will help. i feel like they may go for a game of thrones vibe in the lotr world, that style is hot right now

Sid_Ceaser
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6-Nov(#11)

Give us a "Stories from Middle Earth"; short stories based on non-Fellowship characters and I'd be okay with that: Tell me about all the characters outside the books, or made up characters that pass the "it's possible" test that flesh out the rest of Middle Earth. Tell me about the Blue Wizards, etc.

... but just a "remake" of LOTR, then no thanks. The LOTR films are fudging outstanding, and it doesn't need a reboot.

Gimme a series that tells me all about other characters doing heroic stuff.



Feeb
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6-Nov(#12)
If they nail this and the witcher I'm golden. Yay.
tonymack21
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7-Nov(#13)
ya exactly what sid said, the performance of the trilogy cast isn't going to be topped, they should leave that alone

citizen_zane
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7-Nov(#14)
Sid_Ceaser wrote:
>
> Give us a "Stories from Middle Earth"; short stories based on non-Fellowship characters
> and I'd be okay with that: Tell me about all the characters outside the books, or
> made up characters that pass the "it's possible" test that flesh out the rest of
> Middle Earth. Tell me about the Blue Wizards, etc.


They wouldn't have to make up many characters or situations. The world that Tolkien created is so deep. He wrote so much about it that around a dozen or more works have been put out regarding Middle Earth. When someone in The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings talks about an event in the past, that event was actually fleshed out by Tolkien. There is just so much material available that they wouldn't really need to do more than to bring these stories to life in the show.
Sid_Ceaser
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7-Nov(#15)
Lord of the Rings: Appendicies


I think I just read that it's going to be an adaption of the LOTR books. smiley:::frown




tonymack21
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7-Nov(#16)
Ya I heard that on something as well. far less interested in that case, why would they even bother doing something like that :/

Gypsy
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7-Nov(#17)
Booooo.
Feeb
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7-Nov(#18)
There is plenty of cool content in those books left out of the Jackson films. My favorite parts in fact, looking at you Tom Bombadil.
tonymack21
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7-Nov(#19)
Feeb wrote:
> There is plenty of cool content in those books left out of the Jackson films. My
> favorite parts in fact, looking at you Tom Bombadil.

ya I was thinking we will get TB and the barrow downs

citizen_zane
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7-Nov(#20)
I bet you could just have a whole show about Tom Bombadil. You know he's seen some crap.
tonymack21
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13-Nov(#22)
It's important to note that this series "will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring," rather than re-tell the stories depicted onscreen in Peter Jackson's trilogy. The deal, which commits to multiple seasons for the show, also includes a possible spin-off series. Given the popularity of Lord of the Rings as a franchise (we'll just pretend that the endless The Hobbit movies don't exist), the rumors of Amazon prepping a free ad-supported video service couldn't come at a better time.

yay! I was hoping they would take on the other material and not just do an inferior telling of the lotr trilogy. sweet.


Feeb
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13-Nov(#23)
Silmarillion though... that's some rough reading. Although the stories are intriguing and can certainly be epically dramatized.
Gypsy
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13-Nov(#24)
tonymack21 wrote:
> It's important to note that this series "will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R.
> Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring," rather than re-tell the stories depicted onscreen
> in Peter Jackson's trilogy. The deal, which commits to multiple seasons for the show,
> also includes a possible spin-off series. Given the popularity of Lord of the Rings
> as a franchise (we'll just pretend that the endless The Hobbit movies don't exist),
> the rumors of Amazon prepping a free ad-supported video service couldn't come at
> a better time.
>
> yay! I was hoping they would take on the other material and not just do an inferior
> telling of the lotr trilogy. sweet.
>
>
>

Wooooop.

Feeb wrote:
> Silmarillion though... that's some rough reading. Although the stories are intriguing
> and can certainly be epically dramatized.

For sure. I would expect a tv series produced now to be much more coherent.
tonymack21
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* 13-Nov(#25)
I wonder if they will even go back before the hobbit on the timeline. seems like distancing from the movies would be the best way to give this its own identity and keep the comparisons away.

Feeb
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* 13-Nov(#26)
So much awesome early stuff to explore- the Istari and Valar vs Sauron the Balrogs etc. this is getting more and more exciting the more my old brain recollects.

Topic   Possible LotR series coming to Amazon