A few days ago, it was revealed that Warner Bros. would be adapting The Lord of the Rings into a series, with Amazon Studios standing by as a potential buyer.
Obviously, this came as a bit of a shock to fans. As wonderful of a series we could get out of Lord of the Rings, it is a bit baffling considering that Peter Jackson made a fairly definitive adaptation of the books in the early 2000s. Even now, that trilogy stands as a testament of filmmaking, and while there is a lot of material that wasn’t covered due to time restraints, it seemed to result in a stronger overall narrative.
Speaking with Kyle Anderson on his Sirius XM show, actor Sean Astin revealed that he’s been saying for years that The Lord of the Rings would get remade, and that no one ever agreed with him. But he was adamant.
“No, it’ll get remade,” he would say. “It’s a massive story! The characters are so beloved.”
Definitely sounds like he was right. And on that note, the host asked if he would consider playing Samwise Gamgee yet again in the series.
“I’m carrying the Samwise banner for the Peter Jackson version of Lord of the Rings. When I saw the Amazon thing, that didn’t even occur to me. I just sort of thought, ‘What would it be like to see the next Sam there?’ I think it’s an intriguing idea, but the devil’s in the details. How would they do it? How? Who?”
That’s probably for the best. The last thing we need is another lingering aspect of the original trilogy. On the whole, he seems to be up for more Lord of the Rings, and not just for a retread of the story, but a more thorough exploration of the world.
“The Mines of Moria are referred to a lot in Lord of the Rings. And I guess in the Hobbit trilogy, you spent a little time with them, but the culture of the dwarves in the mines, I would love to see like five hours of that.”
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