Amazon will be filming the opening season of The Lord of the Rings. The American company has planned to spend $ 465 million on the saga of Tolkien’s creation.
If that happens, it will be an irrelevant record, writes the Hollywood Reporter. The publication reminds that even on the “Game of Thrones” they spent a tiny fraction. The series hit HBO at a $ 100 million schedule.
The Lord of the Rings will have five seasons and will be filmed in New Zealand. The series was originally going to be allocated $ 500 million.
It is unknown when the pilot episode will be released. However, there is evidence that Amazon may also fund spin-offs.
The showrunners of the series portray Patrick McKay John Payne and Juan Antonio Bayona.