lord of the rings tv series budget

It was previously reported that the Amazon Lord of the Rings TV series was going to cost somewhere around $500 million for multiple seasons. It turns out that figure was incorrect, because a new report reveals that Amazon is set to spend $465 million for one season alone. That means the budget for the highly anticipated series is going to get even bigger in seasons to come. So whatever you do, please don’t alert the dragon Smaug, because that son of a bitch loves gold and he might come down from his mountain when he hears this.

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Lord of the Rings actor

Tom Budge‘s trip to Middle-earth turned out to be more of a layover than an extended stay.

The actor, who had been cast in a mysterious role in the upcoming Amazon series, announced this past weekend that he has left the show due to creative differences.  Read More »

Lord of the Rings LEGO Diorama Set

The Lord of the Rings is not only one of the longest blockbuster film trilogies, but the franchise has also inspired the Guinness World Record holder for the “Largest Interlocking Plastic Brick Diorama” at the children’s museum Smaerd Land in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Created by 50 designers across three years with over 150 million bricks, The Lord of the Rings LEGO diorama was inspired by the many battles that unfolded in the fantasy trilogy created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Measuring over 2,060 square feet, you’ll recognize plenty of settings from Middle-earth in the Guinness World Record video below. Read More »

lord of the rings trilogy IMAX

The Lord of the Rings trilogy never screened in IMAX – but that’s about to change. The three acclaimed entries in Peter Jackson‘s beloved Middle-earth saga will screen on IMAX screens in 4K for the first time ever this month, and if things were normal right now, that would be incredibly exciting news! But things aren’t normal right now. There’s still a very deadly pandemic, and it’s probably not the best idea to go to a movie theater right now. Just saying.

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the lord of the rings series synopsis

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is mapping out an epic saga that will adapt part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world that has never been on the screen before. At least, that’s what it sounds like based on the very vague (but very impressive-sounding!) synopsis for the upcoming TV series that has arrived online.

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the lord of the rings stephen colbert

Peter Jackson has frequently been asked what his favorite The Lord of the Rings movie is. But rarely has he been asked what his favorite scene from the fantasy epics he shot is. So of course only extreme Lord of the Rings nerd Stephen Colbert could think to ask that question, and to score the director in a parody of the fantasy series made on the very sets and locations where Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films were shot.

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Gabz Lord of the Rings Trilogy Poster

After giving us outstanding artwork for both Star Wars and Indiana Jones, the artist Gabz is back with another piece of cinematic trilogy art for The Lord of the Rings movies directed by Peter Jackson.

Paying tribute to The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King, the Gabz Lord of the Rings trilogy poster from Bottleneck Gallery features all of your favorite characters in a triptych style poster, complete with the fiery, watchful eye of Sauron looking down upon them and one ring to rule them all prominently right in the middle. Check it out below and find out when and where you can get it. Read More »

J.R.R. Tolkien's House Crowdfunding Campaign

Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” You can can be one of those people who makes a difference by helping some of The Lord of the Rings cast members in their efforts to keep the house of J.R.R. Tolkien from being put on the market.

Lord of the Rings stars Ian McKellen and John Rhys-Davies are teaming up with The Hobbit trilogy star Martin Freeman, Annie Lennox, singer of “Into the West” from Return of the King, and author Julia Golding to support a crowdfunding campaign intended to purchase the home where J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings and other classic fantasy novels. Find out more below. Read More »

New Blu-ray Releases lord of the rings trilogy

The time has come for another Blu-ray round-up, friends. This week we’ve got not one but two big 4K box sets taking us back to Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth. There’s also a body horror masterpiece and an oft-maligned sequel that’s getting a second chance.

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Lord of the Rings 4K Restoration Featurette

The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy are both now available on 4K for the first time ever, which means that director Peter Jackson had to go back and go through all six films to get them up to snuff. In a new featurette, Jackson explains that the biggest problem he had was inconsistency – the six films are meant to tell one huge, linear story, but since they were all shot at different times on different kinds of cameras, they all looked different. But that’s changed.

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