One ring to rule all of them — once more. Greater than 20 years after The Fellowship of the Ring hit theaters, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is getting one other adaptation.

Not like Peter Jackson‘s movie trilogy, nevertheless, the newest tackle the beloved fantasy series will probably be coming to TV somewhat than the large display screen. Amazon is behind the upcoming TV present, which is about to change into the most expensive series ever made, probably exceeding $1 billion in manufacturing prices.

In response to The Hollywood Reporter, the primary season alone had a $465 million finances, and Amazon has already renewed the collection for second season. (For comparability, the six-episode remaining season of Game of Thrones reportedly price about $15 million per installment.)

Whereas the present’s finances means it is going to doubtless match the epic scale of Jackson’s trilogy, the Oscar-winning director isn't connected to the Amazon venture in any approach. “I’m not concerned in any respect within the Lord of the Rings collection,” he advised the French outlet Allocine in June 2018. “I perceive how my title might come up, however there may be nothing occurring with me on this venture.”

Jackson’s absence could also be unhappy information for some followers, however there’s loads of distinctive expertise concerned with the collection. J.A. Bayona, who directed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is about to helm the primary two episodes of the present, and Charlotte Brändström, who’s labored on Netflix’s The Witcher, has signed on to direct as effectively. And whereas few plot particulars in regards to the new collection have been launched, an August 2021 first look picture revealed that the present’s aesthetic appears to be in keeping with that of the movie trilogies.

As of September 2021, Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore, who wrote the scores for each the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, was in talks to jot down the music for the brand new present. Although the veteran maestro has been scoring movies for the reason that 1970s, the Lord of the Rings soundtracks stay a few of his best-known work.

The Grammy winner was a fan of Tolkien’s work earlier than he took on the venture, and he used the books as references whereas he was composing. “It was at all times open on my desk, and as I used to be creating thematic concepts and motifs for the movie, I used to be at all times rereading the e book,” he advised Rhino Insider in April 2018. “On a regular basis, however particularly once I was scoring particular scenes. I'd return to the e book and reread it to achieve perception into the story.”

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