The US company Amazon announced its record this Friday (13) Series The Lord of the Rings universe will move from New Zealand to England, which will have a negative financial impact on the maritime country.
New Zealand is proud to have been selected to record several seasons of this high budget series. He hoped that the country would become one of the world leaders in the film industry, especially with digital special effects products.
In addition, the Department of Tourism hoped that the series would attract visitors to the country after the end of the epidemic Corona virus.
The hitherto untitled series will tell of the adventures set in the Middle Earth in the universe created in the 1930s by British writer JRR Tolkien, in a theatrical setting by New Zealand director Peter Jackson.
Amazon acquired second-hand rights to Tolkien’s stories after the Rise of the Middle Earth, but before the events of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”.
The famous film trilogy ‘The Lord of the Rings’ was all filmed in the archipelago and increased the tourist attraction.
Prior to the epidemic, millions of tourists traveled to New Zealand each year to explore the magnificent landscape of the Mediterranean. The movie.
At the end of Season One recording, Amazon announced that next season’s record would be in the UK.
Vernon Sanders, vice president of Amazon Studios, said: “We would like to thank the residents and the New Zealand government for giving the Lord of the Rings series a wonderful place to embark on this wonderful journey.
Stuart Nash, New Zealand’s Minister of Economic Development, changed his mind about changing the Amazon subsidy and was “disappointed” by its decision, although he acknowledged that the film industry was very “competitive and energetic”.
The minister said Amazon had spent an estimated $ 660 million (US $ 420 million, 35 358 million) in New Zealand to record the series, which could cover up HBO’s “Game of Thrones”.
Amazon Prime Video recently revealed that the series will be a success Streaming September 2, 2022, after delays associated with corona virus infection. Amazon highlighted that its decision was part of its expansion strategy in the UK, where it already records many of its products.
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