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Old 11-16-2017, 01:36 AM   #1
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$250 million for the rights to LOTR

Amazon is launching a LOTR series for five seasons.
Sweet, I love the lord of the rings universe.

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Sure is a lot of money when they aren't using the story from the books though.
You could create a new universe and spend $200,000,000 on advertising instead

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Amazon is launching a LOTR series for five seasons.
Sweet, I love the lord of the rings universe.

Orcs, Elves and Wizards

Sure is a lot of money when they aren't using the story from the books though.
You could create a new universe and spend $200,000,000 on advertising instead
I met this news with scepticism. Knowing me, I'll watch it though. Maybe enough time has passed between the films and this. I don't know.
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Amazon is launching a LOTR series for five seasons.
Sweet, I love the lord of the rings universe.

Orcs, Elves and Wizards

Sure is a lot of money when they aren't using the story from the books though.
You could create a new universe and spend $200,000,000 on advertising instead
Disney tried and failed with what was the title of that man on Mars sci-fi-fantasy movie?

I think Amazon thinks $250M is a bargain for a brand that has already been marketed for more than $250M over the years. Just the fact they bought those rights already has given them free publicity now :p

Maybe they'll explore the Silmarillion?
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Disney tried and failed with what was the title of that man on Mars sci-fi-fantasy movie?

I think Amazon thinks $250M is a bargain for a brand that has already been marketed for more than $250M over the years. Just the fact they bought those rights already has given them free publicity now :p

Maybe they'll explore the Silmarillion?
I'm sure they've thought a lot about it and believe the name recognition is worth the money but like paul said, people meet this with skepticism. I will definitely check it out but i'm an easy demographic I watched MTVs shannara series too

BTW the mars movie is John Carter.
And personally I thought it sounded way too close to John Connor and the title left me disappointed it wasn't a terminator movie. The title alone made me not see it in theatres but I thought it was a decent flick at home
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