The last movie we ever expected could be made into a TV show 3 years ago

The last movie we ever expected could be made into a TV show

We're not too sure how to feel about this.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is reportedly in going to be adapted into a TV series.

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Warner Bros. Television and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien are in early talks with Amazon to develop a television series based on the late author's trilogy novels.

CEO of the company, Jeff Bezos, is reportedly personally involved with the negotiations, according to Variety.

But the publication warns that there is "no deal set yet".

Any would-be Lord of the Rings series would likely take a Game of Thrones approach, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Meanwhile, according to Deadline, the rights for the TV series would carry a massive price tag - and would not include all of the Lord of the Rings characters.

The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which consisted of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King, grossed almost $3 billion at the worldwide box office.

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All three movies were nominated for the Best Picture gong at the Academy Awards, with The Return of the King ultimately winning that as well as 10 more Oscars.

Peter Jackson returned to direct a second Tolkien trilogy, The Hobbit, which was released from 2012 to 2014.

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