The struggle among videostrings only begins. NETflix annually increases budgets, trying to catch up with HBO, with other parties are hooking up services like Hulu, and soon on the scene will be Apple. Not It's amazing that Amazon wanted a pair of aces in her sleeve and beat off Netflix rights to series on " The Lord of the Rings " .
By The Hollywood Reporter series on five seasons. Begin to shoot want to literally tomorrow, to show the first season after 2 years. On the purchase of the rights themselves Amazon allotted a whole $ 250 million, another $ 750 million will go to production in 5 years. It turns out $ 150 million for season, which is very much not only on serial measures, but and by compared to The original trilogy, whose total production budget was about $ 300 million. However, it was 15 years ago and prices from Then they grew up a little.
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No specifics yet. Hollywood Reporter says it will be a prequel that will tell you about events up to the campaign of Frodo and Sam's Mordor. But important not so much, so much that Amazon very much wants to return Peter Jackson to project in the role of general producer. If they agree, then behind history, in principle, you can not to experience.