"We are delighted that Amazon, with its long-standing commitment to literature, is the home of the first-ever multi-season television series for The Lord of the Rings", said Matt Galsor, who represents the Tolkien estate and trust and HarperCollins, in his statement.
TV's awakening, and in some sense surpassing, of movies as audiences' go-to medium just entered a new phase with the inking of deals to bring a hugely popular fantasy series, The Lord of the Rings, and a best-selling videogame, Hitman, to television platforms.
News has been brewing for days now that Amazon was pursuing a deal with Warner Bros. and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien to bring an adaptation of The Lord of the Rings to television (or streaming), and today, it was confirmed.
"Amazon Prime heads to Middle Earth", Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said in a Twitter post, referring to Tolkien's fantasy world.
For everybody who has felt deprived over the years because the last instalment of The Lord of the Rings franchise came out nearly five years ago, Amazon has some really brilliant news. Their head of scripted series, Sharon Tal Ygyando, said: "The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen".
Starring Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Bean, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom and others, the three films combined to gross more than Dollars 2.9 billion worldwide.
The series underscores a shift in Amazon's video programming.
"Amazon is committed to producing super high quality, recognized, branded entertainment", said Wedbush Securities industry analyst Michael Pachter.
Amazon justifies its spending on programming as a way to draw new sign-ups to Prime, whose members buy more goods more often from the world's largest online retailer.
It's also not of much interest to Amazon Prime members who already get Amazon Music Unlimited included in their package. People wanting to give Music Unlimited a go will also have to have an Amazon account as well.
The gearshift paddles and steering wheel gain a gold-coloured satin finish that's repeated on the inside of each door. The phrase reads: "Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone", a quote by McLaren's founder, Bruce McLaren.
It's thought the prehistoric imbibers of Georgia may have stored their wine in large jars underground, leaving them to ferment. What's more, it was decorated with blobs that the researchers say could be meant to depict clusters of grapes.
You can head over to the Black Friday page on Microsoft's website to find out more about the many deals that it's offering. Now through November 18: Get an Xbox One S console starting at $249, and choose an additional game as a bonus.
When asked by the Washington Post whether she regrets her actions, she replied like the American hero she is: "I'd do it again". Virginia is an employment-at-will state, meaning employers can fire people anytime and for any reason. "I am appalled.
Currently, authorities are offering a $41,000 reward for anyone who has information leading to the arrest of a suspect. Police say that they are treating Tuesday's suspicious death as a related case until they know differently.
However, he seems to have changed his tune and is keen to face McGregor himself in a fantasy fight that could generate millions. McGregor - who remains under contract to UFC - is yet to respond to De La Hoya's comments.
But Duke (2-0) will have its hands full Tuesday against a team that returns the majority of its rotation players from last season. The Blue Devils got big contributions from its freshmen starters and Allen, who averaged 20 points through the first two games.
The study also did not determine whether there is a limit to the amount of coffee consumed that's linked with a beneficial effect. Heart failure is a potentially fatal condition that occurs when the heart is too week to pump blood efficiently around the body.
But before we get to see another Gal-power movie (lol), she'll be gracing the silver screen as Diana Prince in Justice League . She was also joined at the event by her Wonder Woman co-star Connie Nielsen .
A policeman in Telangana was caught on camera taking a massage from a woman home guard inside the police station. This is the second such incident reported from the state this month, according to the Hindustan Times .
Over 15000 scientists issue warning to humanity
For the other factors that went into the warning, the quarter-century since has not been as productive - not by a long-shot. Humanity is now being given a second notice, as illustrated by these alarming trends.
Act surprised: OnePlus phones have a hidden backdoor
The user can access manual tests like root status test, Global Positioning System test or the main activity by sending a command. Unlike the user data collection issue, this new PR headache might not be entirely OnePlus's fault.
Strangers 'can use smart toys to message children'
The brightly coloured talking robot uses Bluetooth to pair with a phone or tablet through an app, but the connection is unsecured. The I-Que Intelligent Robot, has previously featured on Hamleys top toys Christmas list and is available from Argos and Hamleys.
Greens won't back trade agreement
It would go beyond traditional deals by including issues like intellectual property, state-owned enterprises and labour rights. And despite Trump's withdrawal from TPP, China won't necessarily find it easy to draw countries fully into its orbit.
Geely Acquires Flying Car Startup Terrafugia
The Chinese automaker has acquired a U.S. company trying to bring a flying vehicle to market in 2019. The company's first product will be the Transition , which is promised for a market launch in 2019.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Real Madrid exit?
Ronaldo would like to leave on June 30 and has made his intentions clear to the Madrid hierarchy. Ronaldo has endured a hard start to the current campaign, with just one La Liga goal all season.