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J.R.R. Tolkien Biopic Wraps Production

If you’re like me, you’ve likely consumed as much about author J.R.R. Tolkien as you possibly could. From documentaries to his biography and the appendices in the extended editions of Lord of the Rings, I was always itching to get more about the creator of Middle-Earth. I wasn’t really a fan of his storytelling itself, […]

The Tolkien Movie, Starring Hoult and Collins, Wraps Filming

14 hours agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Directed by Dome Karukoski, the movie is written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford The post The Tolkien Movie, Starring Hoult and Collins, Wraps Filming appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Four Winds Report for Dec. 14, 2017

Today the Sun and Mercury make aspects to outer planets named after a divine couple from Tolkien's legendarium. Manwe and Varda are the King and Queen of the Valar (basically, gods). When they were... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Weekend Reading: "Nor Trust in Wodan / Walhall's High Drighten..."

Nor Trust in Wodan Walhall's High Drighten... : The raw ingredients out of which J.R.R. Tolkien fashioned The Lord of the Rings are equal parts Norse-Anglo-Saxon-Germanic myth, chivalric romance, and Christian apocalyptics (evil personified...Show More Summary

Things you wouldn't know...

last weekHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

All the mountains on Saturn’s moon Titan are named after peaks in The Lord of the Rings. J.R.R. Tolkien and Adolph Hitler both fought at the battle of the Somme. Splenda was an insecticide that became a sweetener when an assistant misheard an order to “test” it as “taste” it. Show More Summary

Can 'China's Tolkien' Conquer The West?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Hard to say, because the task of translating author Jin Yong's hugely bestselling Legends of the Condor Heroes defeated many an English translator before a young Scotswoman won through with the first volume in a planned 12-volume series. "Agent Peter Buckman, who sold the rights to the series to the publisher, came across the works […]

An Oxford Walk: Tolkien’s Grave, Wolvercote, Trout Inn and Godstow Abbey

Come along with me on a lovely walk I took last July While I was staying in Oxford. I was determined to go for at least one walk near Oxford while I was there. I really wanted to pay a visit to JRR Tolkien’s grave in Wolvercote and then...Show More Summary

The Original Gimli Has A Theory About Why Amazon Is Rebooting Lord Of The Rings

Amazon's quest to become the one streaming service to rule them all has led it to greenlight a rebooted Lord of the Rings series. At least one of the actors from Peter Jackson's Tolkien films - John Rhys-Davies, who played Gimli the dwarf - has some strong feelings about that. More »      

J.R.R. Tolkien's Son Resigns As Director Of Tolkien Estate, Ending Decades Of Tightly Controlled Adaptations

The news this week that Warner Bros. and Amazon are now working on a The Lord of the Rings series came as a bit of a surprise, since it'd been widely assumed that Christopher Tolkien would never give anyone the rights again. It's now come out that Tolkien, who has safeguarded the rights of his father J.R.R. Show More Summary

The new LORD OF THE RINGS TV deal, explained

4 weeks agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

It's been a busy week or so for Tolkien and TV fans trying to parse the extraordinary news that Amazon TV are developing a television series based on The Lord of the Rings. In the light of more revelations, it may be useful to take stock of what is going on and what might and will happen next. Show More Summary

Christopher Tolkien Resigns From the Tolkien Estate – Does This Mean More ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movies and Shows?

Even as the Lord of the Rings movies garnered critical praise, made billions of dollars, and won fistfuls of Oscars, one man was very unhappy with the films: Christopher Tolkien. The son of author J.R.R. Tolkien was an outspoken critic...Show More Summary

Christopher Tolkien resigns as head of the Tolkien Estate

4 weeks agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

In news which suddenly explains a lot of what's been going on in the last week or two, it's been confirmed that Christopher Tolkien, the third son and literary executor of J.R.R. Tolkien, has resigned his position as head of the Tolkien Estate at the age of 92. Show More Summary

LOTR TV Show Is Coming, Preciousssss

Fans of JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings can prepare for "a new epic journey in Middle Earth." Amazon has announced plans to create a TV series inspired by the fantasy trilogy after acquiring the global TV rights for a reported $250 million, reports Deadline. The company says the multi-season...

Ideas for the new LORD OF THE RINGS TV series

Amazon have confirmed they are collaborating with Warner Brothers, New Line Cinema and the Tolkien Estate on a new Middle-earth TV show set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Lots of ideas have been floated about what the show could be about, so I've come up with a few possibilities (click for bigger versions). Show More Summary

Amazon is making a Lord of the Rings TV series

News has been brewing for days now that Amazon was pursuing a deal with Warner Bros. and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to bring an adaptation of The Lord of the Rings to television (or streaming), and today, it was confirmed. Read more...

Amazon Is Dropping A 'Lord of the Rings' Series Into Your Streaming Selections

last monthFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

I don't know if you've heard about it, but there is a series of books known collectively as Lord of the Rings. The books were written by a J.R.R. Tolkien and I've heard that some people love them. Also, there...

After Amazon’s Huge Investment In Tolkien’s Middle Earth, Shouldn’t Peter Jackson Be On Jeff Bezos’ Call Sheet?

Here is the curious part of Amazon’s announcement on a multi-season commitment to turn the JRR Tolkien conceived The Lord of the Rings into an event TV series. Amazon has not tried to enlist the help of, or even reached out to Peter Jackson. Show More Summary

Amazon just bought the rights to a multi-season Lord of the Rings adaptation

Amazon managed to get its hands on the fantasy holy grail today, buying the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” into a multi-season series for for Amazon’s Prime streaming service. Amazon Prime heads to Middle Earth....Show More Summary

Amazon Confirms ‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Is on the Way

Following speculation, Amazon announces its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV adaptation. The company has in turn purchased the rights to JRR Tolkien’s fantasy series for a reported $200 million USD. “The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen,” […]

‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Coming to Amazon

Amazon announced on Monday that it has retained the rights to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” for television for its Prime streaming service.

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