Wookiees and Hobbits occupy two quite different ends of the fantasy sci-fi scale, but yesterday in Philadelphia, their two worlds collided.
The planned Lord of the Rings TV series from Amazon Studios will reportedly centre around a character fans will doubtless approve of.
The Hollywood star discusses the empowering nature of her new action-thriller, wanting black women to be part of more mythologies and when we can expect Bad Boys on the small screen.
The Lord of the Rings movies almost became a very different beast, had disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein had his way.
There may be very little in terms of detail for Amazon’s upcoming mammoth project bringing The Lord of the Rings to the small screen, but even in its very early stages it looks like it’s setting itself up for failure. First, the series will be an Amazon exclusive, meaning it’ll only be available to subscribers of the Prime Video streaming service or to anyone who is signed up to Amazon Prime. Despite nemesis Netflix throwing money at a number of new shows and original movies (see Annihilation for one of its recent successes), it appears Amazon are trying to outdo them and, in the process, inadvertently place themselves under enormous pressure.
Details are beginning to emerge about Amazon Studios' Lord of the Rings TV series, and it sounds like the scale of the project is mind-boggling.
The actor who played dwarf Oin in The Hobbit trilogy has opened up about his disappointing experience shooting the Lord of the Rings prequels.
Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" television series could get a very familiar face if McKellen has his way.
UPDATE: A spokesperson issued a statement on behalf of Harvey Weinstein on Saturday in response to Peter Jackson’s accusations that Weinstein was denying blacklisting actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from being cast in the “Lord of the Rings.” Weinstein claims to have “had nothing to do with ‘Lord of the Rings.'” The disgraced movie mogul also denies being involved in casting decisions for “Bad Santa,” following director Terry Zwigoff’s claims Weinstein blacklisted Sorvino from that film as well. If Ashley Judd said she was in conversations with Mr. Jackson and reviewed sketches, it was under New Line, which had casting authority, not Miramax.
"There it is, confirmation that Harvey Weinstein derailed my career," Sorvino said in response to the revelation that Weinstein told Jackson not to audition her.
Peter Jackson classic ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ turned 15 years of age this week and to mark the anniversary star Orlando Bloom has shared some unseen photos from behind the scenes. Bloom, who played elven archer and Fellowship member Legolas in the fantasy epic, shared pictures of him with cast members including Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, stunt doubles and crew members.