Amazon tackles The Lord of the Rings adaptation

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Jan 17, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 13:43 mins

(Originally aired August 27, 2018) Guest: Dennis Cutchins, Professor of English, BYU Before there was Star Trek, Game of Thrones or Harry Potter, there was Lord of the Rings. JRR Tolkien’s classic fantasy epic has had vast influence on the genre –and for entertainment companies, it has vast potential. Amazon announced this past summer that it bought the TV rights to develop a prequel to The Lord of the Rings. Rumor has it the story will center on a young Aragorn and Amazon has hired the writers behind the third installment of the Star Trek movie reboot to develop The Lord of the Rings series. What will it take to please the legions of serious Tolkien fans? Should they even try?

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