"'The Lord of the Rings" is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen", Sharon Tal Yguado, who oversees scripted series for Amazon Studios, said in the release. It has now been confirmed that the media giant has closed the deal to acquire to the global TV rights to the property.
"We are delighted that Amazon, with its long-standing commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for 'The Lord of the Rings, ' " Matt Galsor, representing the Tolkien estate and trust and HarperCollins, said in the statement.
It'll be produced by Amazon Studios in collaboration with HarperCollins, Tolkien Estate and Trust and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. The mega-deal is shocking and reminiscent of 2013, when Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also shook the media landscape in buying The Washington Post Though the television deal is a corporate agreement and the newspaper purchase is a personal investment, both transactions demonstrate how established brands still carry big value in the Internet age.
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. Some can only assume that the show, or one of the spin-offs, could follow the popular game series Shadow of Mordor, or a young Aragorn as mentioned in the end The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Netflix, too, has a very successful partnership with Disney's (DIS - Free Report) Marvel franchise, with shows like Daredevil and Luke Cage huge hits for the platform.
He caught 11 passes for 142 yards - both career highs - and averaged 12.9 yards per grab. "I was real happy for them". The offensive line, running backs and tight ends also deserve a hefty share of the credit for Beathard's career day.
All things considered, Gary Bauer of American Values finds it appalling that Kelley was able to enlist in the Air Force. She says she warned their squadron to go easy on him because she feared he'd come back and "shoot up the place".
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and will launch for Switch in 2018. Episode Zero features Joseph Stallion (not Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin), Jessica Valiant and Gerald Wilkins.
Canadian authorities told CTV News that no further details can be released at the moment due to their ongoing investigation. The students, police allege, were warned that their family back home in China would be in danger if they did not comply.
Assange: Obama/Clinton placed pressure on Sweden, UK and Australia (his home country) to illicitly go after Mr. NBC News has not independently confirmed the versacity of Trump Jr.'s screenshots or The Atlantic report.
The report from Deadline also noted that there are two new Hitman games in the works which is interesting, to say the least. Other than Kolstad in the producer and writing role, the project is overseen by Fox 21 head Bert Salke himself.
The Salvation Army's Kettle Appeal was first launched in Barbados over 100 years ago. "The kettle campaign fuels what we do throughout the year, Lt.
Sessions calls for probe into Uranium One and Clinton
Mueller is now heading up a special counsel investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation . House Republicans in recent weeks have launched their own probes into the Obama administration and Clinton's emails.
George Bush Snr 'groped 16-year-old girl'
A Bush spokesperson tells "USA Today" the ex-president "does not have it in his heart" to knowingly cause anyone distress. Corrigan joins five other women who have accused the 41st president of inappropriate touching while posing for photos.
Morbius: Spider-Man Spinoff Movie Announced
Nor did they explain whether or not Morbius will be connected to their current iteration of Spider-Man with Tom Holland . The Sony SpiderVerse kicks off with Venom , which is now filming starring Tom Hardy, for an October 5, 2018 release.
Kelley arrested on suspicion of DWI
The arresting officer says he observed a black Toyota Tundra strike the curb, with both passenger wheels going on top of the curb. Kelley failed the field sobriety tests and declined providing the sample for a portable breath test.
WWE Raw preview: The Shield in action together
Paige also revealed on Snapchat this weekend that she is single and apparently no longer an item with the former Alberto Del Rio. In recent weeks, she has been working out at the WWE Performance Center in preparation for her return to WWE storylines.
Red Sox OF Mookie Betts bowls ideal 300 in PBA event
For Betts, bowling is much more than just a hobby; he takes the sport very seriously, and can go toe-to-toe with elite bowlers. In a qualification round of the World Series of Bowling in Reno, NV, Betts threw a ideal 300, bowling 12 strikes in a row.
Target, Walmart, Best Buy release Black Friday 2017 deals
Walmart shoppers will be able to get a head start on holiday discounts, whether they're shopping online or headed to a store. Black Friday is just around the corner and with every year passing by, the Black Friday hype continues to grow.