lord of the rings tv series map

Last summer, Amazon was able to announce the showrunners for their The Lord of the Rings series, Patrick McKay and JD Payne. But since then, news on Lord of the Rings has been largely kept in shadow, with a few images of maps and the announcement of one potential cast member in Markella Kavenagh.

Today’s Amazon executive session at the Television Critics Association press tour was another opportunity for a few more incremental updates. Find out more about their planned location, scripting, and casting below, and learn what Amazon executives said about another season of Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens Read More »

Lord of the Rings TV show writers and crew

Amazon paid $250 million just for the rights to make a The Lord of the Rings TV series, and that investment is finally starting to pay off. The show isn’t set to debut for a long while (casting has barely begun at this point), but the show’s Twitter account has revealed a new behind-the-scenes video announcing several key members of the writing staff and crew. When this prequel series finally does arrive, it’ll do so via the talents of people who have worked on some of the biggest and best movies and TV shows of the past several years. Check out the roster below. Read More »

lord of the rings series director

Amazon is busy at the forge with its Lord of the Rings projects. On top of the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings prequel series being produced for Amazon Prime Video, the company’s game division is developing a massively multiplayer Lord of the Rings video game that will be free-to-play for both PC and consoles.

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lord of the rings series director

The Lord of the Rings may be a classic of high fantasy storytelling, but Amazon Studios is tapping a horror director to helm its highly anticipated TV series adaptation. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom filmmaker J.A. Bayona has been tapped by Amazon as the Lord of the Rings series director for the first two episodes of the big-budget drama. He’ll be the first director to tackle J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels after the formidable Peter Jackson made his mark with the acclaimed Lord of the Rings films.

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Gollum video game

From what we can tell, Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings prequel television show will be set hundreds of years before the hobbit Smeagol discovered Sauron’s One Ring and began his tragic transformation into the miserable creature known as Gollum, but that character is about to get the spotlight in a new Gollum video game. German video game developer Daedalic Entertainment announced a new game called The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which will be a prequel set years before Gollum loses his precious to Bilbo Baggins in a dark cave.
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lord of the rings series setting

Only Lord of the Rings could get their fans whipped into a frenzy over a map. But Amazon knows this, and cleverly went with an advent calendar-style release of a map of Middle-earth to reveal…the setting.

The Lord of the Rings series setting, which Amazon confirmed to be the Second Age of Middle-earth, may only be vaguely interesting for casual fans, but for mega-fans, just seeing the word “Numenor” is enough to launch a thousand excited tweets. (Really, just check out the replies on the Lord of the Rings Twitter.) Let’s dive into the significance of the Second Age setting and find out what the hell Numenor actually is.

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tolkien first look

Don’t knock the Lord of the Rings nerd: the seminal high fantasy series was created by a young, hot man who apparently looked a lot like Nicholas HoultThe Favourite actor stars in the upcoming biopic Tolkien as a young, good-looking J.R.R. Tolkien, the writer of The Lord of the Rings series and the highly imaginative creator of the world of elves, hobbits, and dragons that have captured the minds of generations. See the Tolkien first look below. Read More »

Lord of the Rings board game

The Lord of the Rings fans find themselves in a bit of a dead zone in 2019, years removed from the Peter Jackson-directed movies and with Amazon’s planned television series still far off in the distance. Enter Fantasy Flight Games, a company that’s held the LOTR license for years and is now back with a new Lord of the Rings board game called Journeys in Middle-earth. Players can form their own Fellowship and team up to take down Sauron and the forces of evil in this app-supported game, and you can check out a trailer below.
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Creating the Millennium Falcon

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, dive into the making of the Millennium Falcon by Industrial Light and Magic for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Plus, learn about hidden digital visual effects you never noticed in movies like Gone Girl and Brokeback Mountain, and watch as Andy Serkis breaks down his most memorable characters from his career so far. Read More »

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2018 is a major anniversary for The Lord of the Rings on screen. It’s been 40 years since the release of Ralph Bakshi’s animated version, and 15 years since the completion of Peter Jackson’s live-action trilogy. This dual anniversary – in addition to an imminent new adaptation on Amazon – makes for a fine opportunity to look at the two versions that exist so far. How do they differ? How do they align? Looking back at both from a distance, the answers surprised even me.

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