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I don't really think that this is a commercially viable project

Otaku-sempai
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Aug 24 2013, 6:23pm


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I don't really think that this is a commercially viable project [In reply to] Can't Post

I just don't see a tentpole film trilogy about Tolkien's greatest villain as something that a major studio is going to green-light. I also doubt that audiences would flock to it. The fact that the Tolkien Estate has a lock on the screenrights to The Silmarillion puts another big damper on this idea.

The most viable concept that I can see for a new Middle-earth movie (or series of movies) that can be derived solely from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (okay, just from LotR and its Appendices) is a film or films telling the pre-LotR story of Aragorn, son of Arathorn. It would have to be made either without Viggo Mortensen or with the older King Elessar recalling his youth. Tolkien's biography of Aragorn is sketchy, so there is a lot of creative freedom and not much canon to contradict.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

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The next three LOR movies that need to be made. Swingcatpdx Send a private message to Swingcatpdx Aug 20 2013, 9:38pm
    Sounds good to me... Soundchaser Send a private message to Soundchaser Aug 23 2013, 8:42pm
        Peter Jackson Swingcatpdx Send a private message to Swingcatpdx Aug 23 2013, 9:07pm
    Oh my God! Remus Send a private message to Remus Aug 23 2013, 9:22pm
    No thanks. malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Aug 23 2013, 9:43pm
    This falls in that impossible space Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Aug 23 2013, 10:11pm
    Isn't 'Annatar' out of order? Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 24 2013, 12:38am
        Timeline Swingcatpdx Send a private message to Swingcatpdx Aug 24 2013, 12:44am
            If you want to keep things in chronological order Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 24 2013, 12:55am
    I don't really think that this is a commercially viable project Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 24 2013, 6:23pm
        If main bad guy-as-protagonist is like Loki Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Aug 24 2013, 11:47pm
            This films would also cover a long period of time Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 25 2013, 8:18pm
                Tony Soprano was likable protagonist Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Aug 25 2013, 8:54pm
                    Recast? I would think that B. Cumberbatch is perfect Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 26 2013, 11:59am
                        The actor's ugly and creepy while Annatar is classic handsome Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Aug 26 2013, 1:09pm
                            That is, of course, your personal opinion Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Aug 26 2013, 1:12pm
                                And many others don't share yours Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Aug 26 2013, 2:47pm
    I personally would enjoy it CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Aug 26 2013, 5:48pm
    Generally interesting idea... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Aug 27 2013, 7:45pm

 
 
 

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