Lord of the Rings: THE SERIES Page 2

  • StarchildHypocrethes 8 Nov 2017 08:36:47 32,570 posts
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    I'd assume it's because they want some viewers.
  • RichDC 8 Nov 2017 08:44:11 8,655 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    I think it will awesome, the more fantasy / sci-fi shows the better.

    BUT

    Why LotR? There are so many fantasy universes to exploit so why re-visit the flogged corpse of Middle Earth? Why not
    Earthsea?
    Dara?
    The Stillness?
    Bas-Lag?
    Whatever the world in The Wheel of time is called?

    Chicken shit coward decision.
    Agreed. There's lots of great books out there that would be really suited to TV. Would love to see adaptations of Robyn Hobbs' Farseer and Liveships trilogies for example.
  • Tonka 8 Nov 2017 08:50:21 30,080 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    I'd assume it's because they want some viewers.
    Well, yes, obviously. At the same time we got new IP like The Walking Dead getting pretty decent ratings and an ever growing trend of fandom.

    I think it could work.
  • Tonka 9 Nov 2017 07:14:52 30,080 posts
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    I just realized that game of thrones would have been an even better example.

    The very series this move by Amazon is said to try and emulate is based on a fresh IP.

    Yet another LotR adaptation is cool but a missed opportunity at the same time.
  • Dizzy 9 Nov 2017 08:11:47 3,711 posts
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    Could be cool as long as they set it in a different era.
  • spamdangled 9 Nov 2017 17:38:00 31,793 posts
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    The riftwar from raymond e feist's books would be great. The Empire trilogy is rife with the sort of political intrigue that makes GOT fans hard.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 13 Nov 2017 20:06:28 22,213 posts
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    CONFURMED

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/nov/13/lord-of-the-rings-amazon-tv-show-confirmed
  • nickthegun 13 Nov 2017 20:17:11 79,779 posts
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    What's it tracking at?
  • Deleted user 13 November 2017 20:19:18
    Prequel then? Boourns
  • nickthegun 13 Nov 2017 20:35:05 79,779 posts
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    Well, after the books finish, all the interesting things left in the world get on a bunch of ships to go and die so as much as I hate prequels, it probably makes sense in this case
  • Deleted user 13 November 2017 20:48:29
    I'd rather they remade the main trilogy and did a different take on it. All the main beats would be the same but there's shit loads of ways you could do it. Jackson's was great but shirley someone else could do it differently.

    If it's a prequel they should do Breaking Bad but with Sauron, with the ring gradually seducing him the way Walter took to drug dealing.
  • StixxUK 13 Nov 2017 20:51:43 8,256 posts
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    Isn't someone doing Wheel of Time already?
  • Syrette 13 Nov 2017 21:00:11 50,438 posts
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    I'm still recovering from the slogfest that was the original movie trilogy.
  • Deleted user 13 November 2017 21:13:41
    @Jyzzy-Z

    Yeah they could have Sauron cooking a batch of blue Lembas bread and hawking it to the elves. The witch king is Tuco.
  • anyjungleinguy 13 Nov 2017 21:27:51 42 posts
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    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    If it's a prequel they should do Breaking Bad but with Sauron, with the ring gradually seducing him the way Walter took to drug dealing.
    Eh, that’s not what happened to Sauron.
  • Deleted user 13 November 2017 21:28:57
    Breaking Baggins
  • Deleted user 13 November 2017 21:30:16
    @anyjungleinguy well I never read the silmarillion because the first dozen pages gave me a seizure.
  • Mola_Ram 13 Nov 2017 21:46:47 22,150 posts
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    StixxUK wrote:
    Isn't someone doing Wheel of Time already?
    Apparently yes
  • JamboWayOh 13 Nov 2017 21:47:14 16,597 posts
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    Jyzzy-Z wrote:
    Breaking Baggins
    Nice. Let's not forget it's quasi sequel, Better Call Sauron.
  • Deleted user 13 November 2017 23:25:52
    @JamboWayOh

    Bravo sir.
  • neilka 13 Nov 2017 23:28:06 22,946 posts
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    At least one pair of Elven milkers per episode and I'm in.
  • Duffking 13 Nov 2017 23:41:04 16,439 posts
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    On the plus side Denis Villeneuve is doing Dune. Again.
  • drhickman1983 13 Nov 2017 23:59:13 6,281 posts
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    There's going to be an adaptation of Rothfuss' king killer chronicle. Sort of. It's going to be a prequel.

    I'm holding out for an adaptation of the First Law trilogy.
  • Tonka 14 Nov 2017 07:06:24 30,080 posts
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    “Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on JRR Tolkien’s original writings.”
    Tom Bombadil: CONFIRMED
  • Tonka 14 Nov 2017 07:07:04 30,080 posts
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    Duffking wrote:
    On the plus side Denis Villeneuve is doing Dune. Again.
    WAsn't aware that he'd already made an adaptation of it... ;)
  • Tonka 16 Nov 2017 19:16:38 30,080 posts
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    Right, who's the snitch

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/16/16649934/amazon-studios-fantasy-genre-tv-adaptation
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17 Nov 2017 00:35:52 3,700 posts
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    I still think it would be nice to see a good interpretation of the Thomas Covenant books. Nicely broke up into two trilogies and a quadrilogy (is that a real word?) and completely finished. Not too many giant battles to budget into it either really. Doubt it is well-known enough though.
  • Tonka 17 Nov 2017 08:51:05 30,080 posts
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    Is that the one where the protagonist rapes a child?
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