Yeah, It’s Gonna Suck – Amazon’s Lord of the RingsThe Dark Herald
Gary Boechler at Nerdrotic put this surprisingly detailed report together on Amazon’s upcoming Woke disaster.
There were a few hot takes that I didn’t know about.
First, the Tolkien Estate did not do this willingly. They got hurt in arbitration with Warner Brothers and part of the settlement is that they had to allow a Lord of the Rings TV series. Although, the estate did get to maintain a right of absolute veto over everything. And when Amazon was up against Christopher Tolkein, he used it. He kept this hideous abortion in development hell for years, probably with the hope that Amazon would give up and the rights would revert.
But then he died and the horrifying travesty moved forward.
The creators that have been handed this project have no experience as being the guys in charge but they have years in the business working for… Bad Reboot.
Whatever hope you might have had can be abandoned now.
Given how late in development it is, we should have seen some stills and footage by now, since we haven’t it’s got to be terrible. Not just Woke but incompetent on top of it.
Yeah, it’s gonna suck.