“Lord of the Rings” S1 To Cost $465M

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Previously came rumors that Amazon Studios was spending a billion dollars to garner the rights, produce and market multiple seasons (up to five) of its planned series set in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”.

A The Live Feed report today suggests those were spot on with Amazon reportedly spending roughly $465 million in U.S. dollars on just the first season alone.

Stuart Nash, New Zealand minister for economic development and tourism, told The Morning Report this week: “What I can tell you is Amazon is going to spend about $650 million [New Zealand Dollars] in season one alone… This is fantastic, it really is … this will be the largest television series ever made.”

Those numbers were released as part of the government’s Official Information Act. The documents also confirm the studio’s plan to

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