Why Amazon’s giant Tolkien project should focus on the First Age of Middle-earth | SYFY WIREThe deal includes a potential additional spin-off series. Or do they mean material from The Silmarillion? The Silmarillion which tells the history of Middle-earth from its creation through the events of The Lord of the Rings was published in by Christopher Tolkien, who, as one of the chief directors of the Tolkien Estate, has never relinquished the film rights to anyone. The idea of additional spin-off series would also suit The Silmarillion, which primarily consists of brief episodes. The story of Beren and Luthien Tinuviel would provide enough material for a series on its own as would the stories of Tuor, Earendil, or Turin Turambar. Indeed, the story of Turin — as told in the stand alone book, The Children of Hurin — would fit perfectly in the Game of Thrones inspired market. While any news of Amazon obtaining rights to The Silmarillion for the first time would probably be more prominently featured in the text, new announcements give hope that Amazon has acquired — or is currently acquiring — access to The Silmarillion.
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Middle-earth is home to many milestones in the development of fantasy. Tolkien was one of the first modern fantasy epics, a foundational work which has influenced or inspired every work of fantasy literature after it. The film adaptations by Peter Jackson hold a place of similar importance to the development of fantasy filmmaking, launching a new era of big-budget, large-scale movies. In both formats, the richness of the world-building and the excellence of the storytelling set a high bar for everything which came after. Without these books and movies, the fantasy genre would look completely different and certainly would not be the force it is today.
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First things first — a belated happy Tolkien Day to everyone! Here's hoping that on this past January 3rd, you all raised your beverage of choice and toasted J. Tolkien's birthday. I certainly did, and while doing the toast, I couldn't help but think about the man, his legacy, and what projects based on his work are coming down the path. Peter Jackson , the High King of all things cinematic Middle-earth, may or may not be involved. Supposedly the show is built to last five seasons, and will be one of the most expensive television shows ever produced — if not the most expensive.