The Lord of the Rings : the new series Amazon might get a budget delusional
We know that Amazon has devised a series adapted from the writings of Tolkien. And to rally the public of Game of Thrones, the company is ready to put in the package.
Produce a narrative of heroic fantasy ambitious, epic, and able to not blush in the face of the six films made by Peter Jackson is already quite a challenge, but it is also a challenge expensive. It is, in any case, reports the news agency Reuters, which claims that Amazon would be willing to pay at least $ 500 million to get one or two seasons of the thing.
The only rights in literary pertaining to the Lord of the Rings could rise to more than $ 200 million. These huge sums are to be compared with those spent on the trilogy of the Lord of the Rings (281 million dollars) and the Hobbit (623 million dollars).
The investment, therefore, is not simply hilarious, especially after the passage of Game of Thrones, which has set the bar high in terms of investments and added-value aesthetic. But it remains a major effort for Amazon, which spent 3 times less to achieve the first two seasons of The Man in The High Castle.
Amazon will work hard to exceed the Moria !