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Hobbit’s five armies clash in Czech forest

DOKSY, The Czech Republic: Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit reenacted a major battle. More than 1,000 people, dressed in costumes from Tolkien’s books, took part in the Battle of the Five Armies, according to organizers of the annual event, held in a forest near the Czech town of Doksy, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Prague. They fought with wooden weapons and any sharp points were wrapped in plastic to avoid…

Amazon to launch ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV show

LOS ANGELES: Amazon said Monday it had acquired the global television rights to "The Lord of the Rings," based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. Set in Middle Earth, the adaptation will explore new storylines preceding Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Ring," the internet streamer said, adding that the deal included a potential additional spin-off series. "'The Lord of the Rings' is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through…

Warner Bros., Amazon in talks for ‘Lord of the Rings’ series adaptation

The Lord of the Rings fantasy trilogy is set to be adapted into a TV series, fifteen years after Peter Jackson’s epic three-part hit cinemas for the first time, reports Variety.  Warner Bros. Television, which currently holds the rights, and the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien are in talks with Amazon Studios to develop a series based on the novels. The films are considered some of the best films ever made, coming 23rd, 16th and 10th in Empire’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time earlier this year. Now the long rumoured…