Woodley, Dern, Kravitz returning for 'Big Little Lies' Season 2
Watch Jamie Foxx Walk Off SportsCenter Interview After Katie Holmes Question
Offset Denies Rumors That He and Cardi B Are Expecting
West Brom players 'stole taxi and took it to McDonald's'
Lord of the Rings Franchise Gets TV Spinoff
14 November 2017, 05:50 | Elsie Buchanan
CREDIT New Line Cinema
Amazon has committed to produce multiple seasons of a new television series based on the epic fantasy novel.
Amazon Prime has announced plans to make a Lord of the Rings TV show with the support of the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema. Speaking about the project, Head of Scripted Series at Amazon Studios, Sharon Tal Yguado, said: "The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen".
Note that the price tag being reported included only the television rights and not any development or productions costs, which could equal those totals. "Sharon and the team at Amazon Studios have exceptional ideas to bring to the screen previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien's original writings".
Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom and others, the three films combined to gross more than United States dollars 2.9 billion worldwide. Its studio started in 2010 with a focus on unique shows beloved by critics, such as "Transparent", about a father coming out as transgender to his family.
That was a winning formula for attracting Hollywood talent, awards and buzz, though not Prime subscribers around the world.
The series will stream on Amazon's own streaming service, Prime Video, that's is being positioned as a competitor to Netflix and HBO. "That's a departure from shows like "Transparent" and 'Catastrophe.' By definition this will be expensive", he added.
Bagley already making history at Duke
This is expected to be a potential national title preview, and it features a plethora of NBA talent as well as storylines galore. Tom Izzo continues to lead great teams, but many think this could be the best team he has had.
Amazon justifies its spending on programming as a way to draw new sign-ups to Prime, whose members buy more goods more often from the world's largest online retailer.
Here's how long you have left to spend your old £10 notes
Its days have been numbered since the new polymer tenner, depicting author Jane Austen, entered circulation in September. The Bank of England has revealed that the old paper note featuring Charles Darwin will expire on 1 March 2018.
Is Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid next year?
Following Los Blancos' 3-1 reverse against Tottenham in the Champions League, he revealed he was not looking to sign a new deal. However, Real Madrid are understood to have rejected his demand - which has further angered the wantaway star.
Group Lotus owner snaps up flying auto maker
In recent months the company has been aggressively scaling up its engineering force in preparation of the acquisition from Geely. It produces the Transition flying vehicle and also develops technologies for automated hybrid flying cars, like the TF-X.
Senior cop caught getting massage from lady home guard
Deputy Inspector General of Police , Hyderabad Range, M Stephen Raveendra has confirmed the reports of the ASI's suspension. Kumar said that Hasan was apparently suffering from a backache and had requested the home guard to give him a massage.
Vodafone rebounds into first-half net profit
In a double dose of cheer, Vodafone also hiked its full-year earnings growth targets from between 4% and 8% to around 10%. The stock of Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD ) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Tuesday, October 27.