May
21
2019
14

:record scratch: :spit-take: :slo-mo “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…”:

DO NOT WANT.

Bryan Cogman is trading one iconic fantasy world for another.

Cogman, who most recently worked as a writer and co-executive producer on “Game of Thrones,” has signed on to consult on the upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series at AmazonVariety has learned from sources. He will work alongside the writing team of JD Payne and Patrick McKay, who were announced to be developing the series for Amazon back in July.

Amazon declined to comment.

Via ComingSoon.
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Apr
14
2019
17

The Atlantic gets the ‘record’ hilariously wrong on Aragorn, son of Arathorn.

Didn’t read the books, huh, Richards?

Imagine a man, one who lives in a stretch of vaguely frightening forest somewhere up north. And imagine that he wants to be your benevolent dictator. His pitch: Remove the current leadership. Destroy a neighboring nation and kill its populace. Then, conquer most of the continent. And somewhere in there, he’d also like to restore traditional values to the country, whatever that means. And he says he gets to do so because, 40 generations ago, some of his ancestors were in charge. His name is Aragorn, and he’s the good guy.

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Mar
07
2019
8

Tweet of the Day, Sweet Eru* But This Map of Middle-earth edition

Oh, but the memories.

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Mar
21
2018
1

Video of the Day, The Lord Of The Rings Recap Rap, Bros edition.

:snicker: Spoilers*:

 

That’s a generic ‘bros,’ by the way.  As the video notes, we are all bros.

Moe Lane

*I mean, I dunno how you’ve managed to get this far without knowing the plot while at the same time wanting to eventually watch the trilogy, but in case you have: spoilers.




Nov
04
2017
6

Late Halloween watch: A Lord of the Rings TV series?

I am not quite yet at DO NOT WANT. My wife is. I think that it would work, if you did it up as the Second Age with the forging of the Rings of Power. But that’s probably not what we’d be getting.

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.

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Apr
14
2016
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Mar
18
2016
4

Official LotR D&D 5E coming out!

A new LotR 5E RPG by Cubicle 7 is a done deal, thanks to WotC’s D&D OGL.

…Sorry, let me translate that into English.  There’s a British roleplaying game (RPG) company called Cubicle 7.* It has the existing right to adapt JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings (LotR) as an RPG: and since Wizards of the Coast (WotC), who owns Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) has already issued an Open Gaming License (OGL) for its Fifth Edition ruleset (5E), Cubicle 7 is going to do a 5E version of LotR.  Which is frankly the snake eating its own tail, here, given how much D&D depends on LotR for its very existence, really.

Nonetheless, cool news. Although the Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE) Middle Earth Roleplaying (MERP)/Rolemaster LotR will always be the true LotR series for me. I still have all of my old supplements…

(Via D&D Memes)

Moe Lane

*They also do a RPG based on Charlie Stross’s Cthulhu meets spy novels series The Laundry.




Jan
25
2016
1

Tweet of the Day, Never Trust The Trailer edition.

Although, to be fair: when you have three movies to work with, you can stretch yourself a little.




Jan
09
2012
10

Tolkien dissed by Nobel Committee?

@Slublog is just a bit offended that the Nobel prize committee back in the Sixties apparently did not particularly enjoy JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings, and definitely rejected it for a prize.  In particular:

The reporter discovered that jury member Anders Österling wrote that the novel ‘has not in any way measured up to storytelling of the highest quality’.

…I’m sorry: Anders who?

Moe Lane




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