The Lord Of The Rings Reworked For Brand New Television Series

By November 14, 2017Adaptations, Television

In surprising news for Tolkien fans, corporation giant Amazon have bought the global television rights to The Lord Of The Rings. 

On Monday 13th of November 2017, Amazon announced they were ready to produce the biggest and most expensive show for their streaming site. Amazon are set to create multiple-seasons of a series that precede Tolkien’s first of the LotR trilogy: “The Fellowship of the Ring,”.




The Tolkien Estate and Trust, the publishing house HarperCollins, and film distributor New Line Cinema will all aid Amazon in producing the series. Amazon seem to be looking to producing their own Game of Thrones level of hit television series with this adaptation. Although they have not stated how much they have purchased the rights for, it is certainly going to be a considerable amount.

Going head-to-head with other television providers such as Netflix and Hulu to produce high-quality shows, Amazon need this venture to not only be financially successful but also create enduring fans: people who will keep coming back to Amazon year after year for their Lord Of The Rings fix.

The series will not only follow the trilogy but also delve into some exciting and unexplored avenues of Tolkien lore, such as The Silmarillion… Amazon looks set to bring life to Middle Earth once again, and it is looking very exciting indeed.




Fahrenheit 451 Adaptation Coming to HBO and the Teaser is Here

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All the way back in 2016 it was announced that HBO were to make a movie adaptation of the classic Ray Bradbury book, Fahrenheit 451. It’s been a while in the making but it’s coming, this year and the first teaser is released.

The new movie will star Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon and is directed by Ramin Bahrani, who spoke of the making of the movie, and the current political climate with the Television Critics Association, he said. Read More

Trailer For The Second Season Of The Handmaid’s Tale Is Here.

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After the successful first season of the television adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, A Handmaid’s Tale, the second series is well and truly in the pipeline.

The latest trailer has been released and it looks darkly atmospheric but producer and writer, Bruce Miller, has remained quiet about what is in store for us. It is clear however, that while the story will deal with elements of the original novel, we will enter uncharted territory this season, with Margaret Atwood involved as a consultant.

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10 Mind-Bending Quotes From Dirk Gently

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Dirk Gently was created by Douglas Adams in the late 1980s. He featured in the novels Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (1987), The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul (1988), and the posthumously published and unfinished The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time (2001). 

Dirk Gently was born ‘Svlad Cjelli’ but changed his name to ‘Dirk Gently’ as his own, as he stated, had a “Scottish dagger feel to it”.His detective agency is characteristic of Douglas Adams’ quirky writing in that it is utterly out of the ordinary. Dirk runs the “holistic detective agency” making use of “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things” to solve crime and find people.

Two television adaptations have arisen throughout the years with the most popular currently being shown on Netflix and starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood. Douglas Adams’ original novels are particularly difficult to adapt for the screen, however screenwriter Max Landis has managed to take the original energy of the books and created an exciting and mind bending series!

Here are ten of our favourite quotes from the original books- fans of the Netflix series will be pleased to notice how true to character Landis has been in moulding his own Dirk for the small screen, based on these Douglas Adams original lines.

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BBC to Adapt Helen Fitzgerald’s The Cry for Miniseries

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With Jenna Coleman Starring!

Fans of Helen’s Fitzgerald’s thriller The Cry will be thrilled to hear that the adaptation is in the hands of the BBC who will adapt the novel into a four-part psychological drama later this year.

Today it’s announced that Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) will star, playing Joanna, while Australian actor Ewan Leslie will play her husband Alistair.

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First Look at Season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events

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The first season of A Series of Unfortunate Events was well received with Netflix audiences as Neil Patrick Harris takes his turn at bringing Count Olaf to life. Netflix is really becoming the place for quality adaptations and this one doesn’t disappoint.

In March, season two will be coming, as announced by Netflix on New Year’s Day with a brand new teaser trailer giving a first look at the new season. Along with the trailer, a release date, March 31st, so there’s not long to wait now to catch up with Olaf and the children in season two. Read More

10 Big Hollywood Stars Who Were Almost Cast in the Lord of the Rings Films

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The Lord of the Rings films were released from 2001 to 2003 and saw Tolkien’s epic trilogy realised on the big screen. The films were hugely successful with both Tolkien fans and movie buffs alike and the final instalment, The Return of the King, is tied with Ben-Hur and Titanic for the most number of Oscars won by a film. It was nominated for 17 and won 11. Read More

Trainspotting Live Heading Back Out on Tour

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If you’re a fan of Irvine Welsh’s gritty style then you’re probably a fan of Trainspotting. The novel was Welsh’s debut novel and quickly achieved cult status, added to by the global success of the Trainspotting movie.

The novel first introduced us to characters such as Mark Renton, Spud, Simon Williamson, and the ultra-violent Begbie, and if these are characters you just can’t get enough of, then Trainspotting the live show is back out on tour in early 2018. Read More

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