You should know how much I love my Tolkien. My Hobbit Hole of a home office is plastered with all kinds of stuff, like my tapestry throw, my Shire and Middle Earth maps and Sting letter opener. Trust me, that’s just a taste of it all.
Side nerding: I had to call Chewy.com‘s customer service line over the weekend, having not received an order as expected, and the agent I spoke with asked about my cat Rivendell, and we went on to have a 15 minute conversation about our love for the stories and what collectables we each have while he researched my order. PS: Chewy has excellent customer service, they are sending me a second bag of food for free.
I love the movies, and will happily endure all ribbing for the “why didn’t they just get the Eagles to fly to Mount Doom??” and “it’s a year of them WALKING!” – don’t care, I loved it all. I even enjoyed The Hobbit films, for all their flaws.
Warner Bros. Television and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien are in talks with Amazon Studios to develop a series based on the late author’s “The Lord of the Rings” novels. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is said by sources with knowledge of the situation to be personally involved in the negotiations, which are still in very early stages. No deal has been set.
Do I want to see more epic battles? HELLS YEAH!
Do I want to see more Aragorn and Gandalf? OH HELLS YEAH!
Do I want to see it turn into Game of Thrones, Middle Earth? NOOOOOOOOOOO.
Unfortunately there isn’t much information to go on right now, so we’ll just have to wait and see. My fingers are crossed that if they do seal a deal, the product will be much better than what I fear it may be.