Amazonian Great Middle Earth Show is based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien moves slowly forward. During the Weekly Television Critics Association's press conference, the company said it had brought two writers, JD Payne and Patrick McKay, to write and develop the series.
The two authors are relative newcomers: both worked on the original script for Star Trek: Beyond and were part of the Writing Room for Godzilla Vs. Kong and write the upcoming sequel to Star Trek: Beyond which is directed by SJ Clarkson. Deadline says that the duo will help manage an author's space for the project, and that Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said she will work on a further development of the show during a panel , She also stated that the studio had gone through a series of pitches before selecting Payne and McKay.
Earlier in the year, reports appeared that Amazon could place its show in the same world as Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. While Jackson has denied that he is involved in the series, Deadline says that "talks with Jackson on potential involvement and possible filming of the series continue in New Zealand."
The Middle-earth show will allegedly not be a straightforward adaptation of The Lord of the Rings t Rilogie, but will "explore new stories before JRR Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring " with a The show will not be cheap: Amazon is reportedly paying around $ 250 for the rights to the franchise, with production costs estimated at $ 500 million.
Bringing on Payne and McKay ̵
Last year, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos directed his company's studio to" Since then, the studio has cracked a tear and cracked big science fiction and fantasy objects, including Larry Niven, Ringworld and Neal Stephenson Snow Crash an adaptation of Channel 4 Utopia William Gibson's Peripheral a show about Nazi hunters from Jordan Peele, Simon Stålenhag Stories from the Loop Art , and has recently canceled shows such as The Expanse and Lucifer on this adaptation of Tolkien's epic world.