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Amazon shooting its Lord of the Rings show this August, in Scotland

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Amazon is making a tremendously expensive series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, with $250 million paid for the rights alone and another $250 to make the first two seasons. After that, who knows? We’re still not quite sure what the show will be about — early reports had it that it would revolve around the adventures of a young Aragorn, but more lately it’s looked like it wilyl be set much earlier, during the Second Age of -earth. In any case, according to Scottish paper the Daily Record, the show will start shooting later this year.

To be specific, it’ll start shooting this August in the Leith neighborhood of Edinburgh, Scotland, in a vast studio space that played host to the Avengers team some time back. According to the Daily Record’s source, “Lord of the Ringsproducers are hoping to start filming at the new studio from about August to November.”

It’s hoped the new series will hit screens by 2021.

via: Winter is here.

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