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parluggla
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on: September 07, 2019 02:51
After hearing some of the details about the upcoming Amazon Middle Earth production, I'm getting nervous. Mainly, the writing team has me cringing: two Abrams Star Trekkers (J.D. Payne, Patrick McKay) and a Game of Thrones and a Breaking Bad writer each. Quite a rogues gallery, IMHO. How could you get more unlike the High Tory Luddite pre-Vatican II monarchist J.R.R. Tolkien than that? After watching Amazon's "Carnival Row" with its rough, crude GoT vibe, I fear such a low-brow approach for any ME they'd do. I always felt that Jackson et al. just barely stumbled across the finish line, but with these Amazon philistines? Alas....

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on: September 08, 2019 12:58
I'm afraid I draw even more of a blank at these names, and never mind people involved in GoT (except I believe Sean Bean was in it) or BB, than I did with Will Poulter being cast as a lead role (mentioned in the other Amazon thread here). Perhaps after Amazon has started actually "filming" (probably digitally recording, these days) and they start "leaking" teaser clips, we see clearer.
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on: November 02, 2019 03:23
Word on the web is that Best Non-existent Baddie Sauron will be central to the storyline. Amazon is keeping tight-lipped about the series so it's still guesswork. No changes to the map yet -
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on: November 02, 2019 10:57
Amazon have also named Joseph Mawle from Game of Thrones as a villain by the name of Oren (could Oren end up being one of the Nine?. Just a thought)
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