Drama version “Lord of the Rings” production cost exceeds the movie version trilogy in season 1 alone ─ About 5 times that of “Game of Thrones”

Based on “The Lord of the Rings” by JR Tolkien,Drama version “Lord of the Ring(Original title: Lord of the Rings) ”, the production cost was found to be 465 million dollars in season 1 alone, about 50.4 billion yen in Japanese yen... this is,Peter JacksonThe director’s budget for the movie trilogy,This is well above the $ 281 million (about 30.5 billion yen).

This extraordinary amount was reported by local media Stuff, who confirmed the information disclosed under the New Zealand Government’s Public Information Law. Since then, it has been confirmed as correct information by US media such as Deadline. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the estimated production cost for this series is500 million dollars (about 54.3 billion yen) for multiple seasonsHowever, as a result, it reached almost the same amount only in Season 1.

Compared to other works, the scale of production of the “Lord of the Rings” drama version stands out even more.Popular all over the worldFantasyThe production cost of the drama “Game of Thrones” (2011-2019) is about 100 million dollars (10.8 billion yen) per season. Season 1 of The Lord of the Rings is about five times this number.

According to media reports, the drama version of “The Lord of the Rings” “may be filmed in New Zealand for the next five seasons.” In addition to this, “shooting of spin-off works planned in the next 10 years” is scheduled to be carried out there. Amazon Studios, the producer of the drama, has not announced the number of seasons for the drama version or franchise development at this time, so I would like to clarify that this information is just a “prospect”.

The drama version goes back from “Tertiary” to “Second”, which is the setting of Tolkien’s original novel and the movie “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” directed by Peter Jackson. .. The first and second episodes are directed by Juan Antonio Bayona of “Jurassic World / Kingdom of Fire” (2018), and written by John D. Payne and Patrick Mackay. The three also serve as executive producers.

Source: Stuff, Deadline,THR

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