Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings series needs to be in production by next year, so who better to kickstart the process than Peter Jackson? The film franchise director is reportedly involved in pitching for the expensive new drama, but may not get the gig.
Amazon is going all-out for its original series, but that money has to come from somewhere. The company confirms its Prime membership costs will rise 20% next month, and it may just have to do with all those expensive new TV offerings like Lord of the Rings.
After almost four years, Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn is finally getting a crack at Utopia. Amazon has placed a series order for the UK remake previously set up at HBO, but are David Fincher or any of the original stars involved?
Not content with adding Lord of the Rings, Dredd and Star Trek to his pop culture resume, Karl Urban is taking on Amazon’s The Boys. The fan-favorite star will lead the new adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic, as directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.