lord of the rings series

The first time we meet Viggo Mortensen‘s Aragorn in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, coolly smoking a pipe with his rugged face hidden by black hood, he’s having one of the best cinematic introductions ever. And through the rest of his run in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, he only gets better, as Mortensen infuses the kingly character with such swagger and world-weary gravitas that it’s hard to imagine anyone else stepping into his muddy boots.

But as daunting as it is, some young whippersnapper has to do the job in Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings TV series, which plans to introduce a younger Aragorn in the adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s lauded novels. Thankfully, for whoever that young actor is, Mortensen has some words of advice.

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anything you can imagine

It might sound hyperbolic, but Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy is something of a minor miracle. Jackson and company were able to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy series into three massive, all-encompassing, emotionally-driven and wholly exciting movies. The original film trilogy would end in massive box office returns, Oscar glory, and an ever-lasting legacy.

Ian Nathan‘s wonderful new book Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth takes readers on a journey through the films – from inception, to creation, and beyond (even the less-than-fantastic Hobbit movies are covered). We take a look at the book below, and include an exclusive excerpt.

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Luke Cage Soundtrack

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a closer look at the intense opening sequence of A Quiet Place that expertly sets the suspenseful stage and provides exposition mostly through visuals. Plus, a featurette explores the making of the Luke Cage soundtrack and Stephen Colbert manages to connect Lord of the Rings to a Chance the Rapper song. Read More »

Lord of the Rings TV Series Writers

Fans have been eager for any details they can get their hands on when it comes to the developing Lord of the Rings series in the works at Amazon. Now the series finally has a pair of writers on board the project that is being produced in in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

During Amazon’s Television Critics Association 2018 panel, Star Trek 4 and Jungle Cruise writing duo JD Payne and Patrick McKay were announced as the writers of Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series, which will take place before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring. Find out more below. Read More »

Movies Coming to Netflix in August 2018

The summer season is winding down, but please don’t feel the urge to rush outside and take part in outdoor activities. Instead, stay inside and stream all this stuff on Netflix. Next month, Netflix is offering a wide variety of that hot content you crave, including The AviatorConstantineThe Lord of the RingsThe Informant!The Good Place season 2, and more.  Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in August 2018.

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lord of the rings tv series update

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has attempted to clear up some rumors about that super-expensive Lord of the Rings TV series, including whether or not Peter Jackson is going to be involved. Salke also says the show will be “one big series” with “characters you love.”

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Peter Jackson - Amazon Lord of the Rings TV Show

UPDATE: Peter Jackson clarified his remarks about working on the Lord of the Rings TV show, and we’ve added them to the story below.

Just last month, there were rumblings that Peter Jackson was mulling over the possibility of either being involved with Amazon’s expensive Lord of the Rings series or tackling a DC Comics movie. If either of those prospects had you giddy with excitement, the director has some bad news on both fronts.

Peter Jackson is not working on the Lord of the Rings series, nor is he working on a comic book movie. The filmmaker confirmed the recent reports were unfounded, and you can find out what he had to say on both matters below. Read More »

peter jackson dceu film

Peter Jackson has kept something of a low-profile recently, but a new report indicates he’s ready to get back in the game. The filmmaker is weighing two different options: he’ll either join the DCEU for a new film, or he’ll head over to Amazon to help with their very expensive Lord of the Rings TV show.

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Tarantino Lord of the Rings

A new book detailing Peter Jackson‘s epic quest to bring The Lord of the Rings to the big screen has revealed that, at one point, producer Harvey Weinstein threatened to fire Jackson and replace the filmmaker with Quentin Tarantino.

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Ready Player One Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see if you caught the dozens of Easter eggs people have spotted in Ready Player One so far. Plus, check out a video essay comparing the dreamlike romances of Call My By Your Name and Before Sunrise, and find out how you can make your own Ringwraith Gauntlets from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Read More »