TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming

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TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming

Post by Enevhar Aldarion » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:29 am

Not really any details yet, but even with the talks in the very early stages, I would never have expected something like this would ever get made.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/lord-of ... 202606519/

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Re: TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming

Post by Terisonen » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:58 am

Waiiiiiiiiiiit... And see.
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Post by Otaku-sempai » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:31 pm

This whole thing sounds very tentative, and something about the story smells suspiciously rotten. The details of the article don't add up. The media rights for The Lord of the Rings (and The Hobbit) are held by Middle-earth Enterprises (a division of The Saul Zaentz Company) and NOT the Tolkien Estate. And I have a hard time believing that Christopher Tolkien or the Tolkien Estate would be enthusiastic about a television series adaptation of any of J.R.R. Tolkien's works.

A new story at Deadline suggests that the Tolkien Estate might be involved only to the extent that it will receive moneys relating to this as part of its settlement with Warner Bros.; that might make more sense.
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Post by SurrenderMonkey » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:13 am

I hope to god this goes nowhere. The Hobbit movies were flat out dreadful and the original film trilogy is not aging well. The last thing we need is for another bunch of hacks to turn Middle-earth into a second rate Westeros. Jeezus, just let Tolkien recover his literary dignity for the next generation.

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Post by Otaku-sempai » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:04 pm

Whatever else happens, we'll always have the books. For better or worse this too shall pass.
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Post by Mim » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:35 pm

SurrenderMonkey wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:13 am
I hope to god this goes nowhere. The Hobbit movies were flat out dreadful and the original film trilogy is not aging well. The last thing we need is for another bunch of hacks to turn Middle-earth into a second rate Westeros. Jeezus, just let Tolkien recover his literary dignity for the next generation.
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Post by Falenthal » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:13 pm

Well, the fact that I hate The Hobbit films hasn't spoiled the fun from reading the book. So, I'd say "let them make the series". If it's good, I'll love it. If it's bad, I'll go on with my live.

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Post by Glorelendil » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:09 am

Would be a great place to buy ads for TOR.
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Re: TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming

Post by Enevhar Aldarion » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:16 am

Glorelendil wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:09 am
Would be a great place to buy ads for TOR.
If a TV series has the same limitations on available material as the movies and this game, then it would be a great place for C7 to sell scripts based on their published adventures. ;)

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Re: TV series set in Middle Earth may be coming

Post by Falenthal » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:07 am

Enevhar Aldarion wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:16 am
Glorelendil wrote:
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:09 am
Would be a great place to buy ads for TOR.
If a TV series has the same limitations on available material as the movies and this game, then it would be a great place for C7 to sell scripts based on their published adventures. ;)
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