The serial adaptation of Tolkien’s most famous work is at least monumental, at least in production size. Stuart Nash, New Zealand’s Minister for Regional Development and Tourism, has confirmed that Amazon will spend about $ 650 million, or $ 465 million, on the first series alone. The state will give him an incentive worth over Rs 100 crore.
Given the size of the budget, it could include the purchase of rights (250 million already paid by Amazon), the construction of infrastructure, the production of landscapes, and clothing, which will be useful in future series as well. According to the magazine Stuff Amazon wants to film five seasons of the main series over the next decade, but has also planned various spin-offs.
The series takes place in the so-called Mediterranean Second Age, Known from the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series, hundreds of years ago. There are rumors that the first episode will air on Prime Video this year, but Amazon is still silent with Nigu ly, we haven’t seen a trailer. Production is likely to be delayed due to Kovid.
What compares the $ 465 million budget to other hits? During the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO released 90 million (6 episodes of 15 million each). Netflix’s most expensive project is The Crown, with its latest series priced at 130 million (10 × 13 million). Disney is the most gentleman. The seasons of Montalorian, The Falcon, and Winter Soldier cost more than $ 100 million, and Vandavision costs over $ 200.
The most expensive movie accordingly Numbers Last year’s Avengers: An end game with a $ 400 million budget. Or three episodes of The Hobbit filmed simultaneously and produced by approximately 700 million producers.