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Sean Astin finds the prospect of a Lord of the Rings TV series “intriguing”

Just a few days ago, it was announced that a Lord of the Rings TV series is in early development, to be produced by Amazon Studios. With Game of Thrones ending next year, this could be just the thing to fill the fantasy-void sure to be left in many viewers hearts. Now, given the sprawling lore of Tolkien’s seminal work, it is tough to say where in Middle-Earth’s history this show will fall.

Well, who better to take a stab than Sam himself? In a recent interview with EW, Sean Astin — who plays the hunky Bob in the latest season of Stranger Things — was asked his opinion on a Lord of the Rings TV series.To start, he finds the project “Intriguing”, and went on to say:

“I’ve been saying for 15 years…maybe like 12 years after Lord of the Rings came out, that it would get remade.
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Neil Gaiman and Bryan Fuller think that The Sandman should be adapted for TV

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is not an easy property to adapt to film. Any readers of the comics will immediately understand why: there are literally no boundaries in the comic series centered around Morpheus, the god of dreams. The comics introduce a wide variety of characters; from DC characters like Batman, all the way to the frantic lovers of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Most recently, Joseph Gordon-Levitt was trying to get a Sandman movie off the ground, but he has since bowed out of the project, the fate of the movie unknown. So what does series creator Neil Gaiman think? Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer shared his thoughts:

“If I had control over Sandman, which I do not, because I signed the deal when I was 26, and I knew what I was getting into. The trouble with Warners, and I don’t blame them for it,
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Eliza Dushku to lead David Goyer's The Black Company fantasy TV series

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With so many comic book properties being optioned all the time, it's no wonder that Hollywood is also looking to gobble up any and all promising fantasy-based prose series like Game Of Thrones, Robert Jordan's The Wheel Of Time, or The Mortal Instruments: Shadowhunters. Today, it's been confirmed that Im Global Television will be developing a television series based on Glen Cook's Garrett... Read More...
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The ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation Moves Forward

Sony has the rights and an executive producer for ‘Wheel of Time.’Credit: Tor.com

It’s happening; it’s finally happening! Sony Pictures Television announced that it is adapting the Wheel of Time book series. Sony, Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures will co-produce the series. Rafe Judkins will write and executive produce. Judkins’ credits include ABC’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D., Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, and NBC’s Chuck. Red Eagle’s Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will also serve as executive producers as well as Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Harriet McDougal, books series writer Robert Jordan’s widow, will serve as consulting producer.

Game of Thrones, there I said it. The first thing that springs to everyone’s mind when mentioning this project is Game of Thrones. Since Game of Thrones premiered on April 2017, I’m pretty sure just almost every television pitch meeting has started with
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Wheel of Time TV series picked up by Sony Pictures Television

It has been about a year since we have last heard anything about the planned television series based on Robert Jordan’s sprawling Wheel of Time book series. However, Variety has just reported that Sony Pictures Television will produce the high-fantasy TV series alongside Red Eagle Entertainment, and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins, known for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck, and Hemlock Grove is attached to write, and executive produce. Also attached is Robert Jordan’s widow Harriet McDougal, who will serve as a consultant producer for the show.

The Wheel of Time series is absolutely perfect for a television adaptation. The expansive 15 book fantasy series is full of amazing characters, depth, and lore that has the potential to keep things fresh for a long time. It is easy to see this show going well beyond Game of Thrones in terms of seasons. There is so much ground to cover in these books.
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Sony Will Spin the Wheel Of Time

Sony has thrown down the guantlet, committing to produce Robert Jordan's hugely popular and expansive fantasy series, "The Wheel of Time", in partnership with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Variety reports that Rafe Judkins (Agents of Shield, Hemlock Grove) will write and executive produce. Jordan's widow Harriet McDougal is along to serve as consulting producer. There are 14 novels in the "Wheel of Time" book series, starting with "The Eye of the World" in 1990 and concluding with 2013's a "A Memory of Light," which Brandon Sanderson wrote following Jordan's death. "The Wheel of time" is the latest high fantasy series tapped for TV production following the success of HBO's Game of Thrones. Patrick Rothfuss' "King Killer" series is at Lionsgate while Brandon Sanderson's...

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Sony is adapting Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy series for television

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I have a confession to make. About 8 years or so ago, a friend of mine lent me her entire collection of Robert Jordan novels, and after so much time has passed ... I haven't read a single one of them. I'm a terrible person, I know.  Sony Pictures Television announced today that, after so much planning, they're going to adapt Robert Jordan's Wheel Of Time... Read More...
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The Wheel Of Time: TV series pressing ahead

Joseph Baxter Apr 21, 2017

The Wheel Of Time, the sprawling fantasy novel series by Robert Jordan, will be adapted by Sony as a television series....

One of the most popular fantasy franchises of the literary world, The Wheel Of Time, has taken a crucial step towards a live-action adaptation.

Originally authored by Robert Jordan, the 80 million-selling 1990-2013 book series depicts a sprawling mythology, amalgamating feudal and magical tropes with elements of Eastern mysticism. Now, Sony will be the benefactor of a television adaptation series.

According to Variety, Sony Pictures Television is moving forward with a serial adaptation of the The Wheel Of Time, producing the project along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures.

Of course, this should be a large scale endeavor, since the novels of Robert Jordan (nom de plume of James O. Rigney Jr.), three of which were completed by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s 2007 death, build an
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Wheel Of Time TV Series Gets A New Lease Of Life At Sony

It’s been a long and meandering road for the adaptation of Robert Jordan (real name: James O. Rigney Jr) fantasy epic The Wheel of Time. The 14-part novel series, which concluded with the release of A Memory of Light in 2007, has flirted with the small screen before when Jordan’s widow, Harriet McDougal, revealed that the legendary property had landed at a major Hollywood studio.

We now know that studio to be Sony, and we understand the company has partnered with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures to do good on that initial vision. First reported by Variety, and later confirmed by IGN, the serialized spin on Wheel of Time has appointed Rafe Judkins (Agents of Shield, Chuck, Hemlock Grove) to write and produce, with Harriet McDougal on board as a consulting producer. The importance of her involvement can’t be overstated, either, given McDougal served as an editor
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Wheel Of Time TV Series Moving Forward With Sony

With Game of Thrones slowly making its way to the exit on HBO, networks and studios are likely scrambling behind the scenes to get the next big high fantasy property to the small screen. With the success HBO had with its operatic tale of intrigue, it’s proven that given a strong story, audiences are hungry for stories that take place outside our own worlds.

Luckily for networks, there are thousands and thousands of viable fantasy properties to mine from, and now, thanks a report from Variety, we now know that one of the largest fantasy book series is in development to get the TV treatment. According to the outlet, a Wheel of Time TV series adaptation is moving forward with Sony Pictures Television.

If you’re unfamiliar with this series, it consists of 14 ridiculously long novels that began in 1990 with The Eye of the World, and ended in 2013 with A Memory of Light.
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The Fantasy Novel Series Wheel Of Time is Getting a TV Series Adaptation From Sony

An adaptation of the Robert Jordan fantasy novel series Wheel of Time is finally moving forward with Sony Pictures Television. This project has been in and out of development since the year 2000, but now it's going to happen as a TV series. 

There's an abundance of content to adapt as there are 14 novels in the series that began in 1990 with "The Eye of the World" and ended in 2007 with "A Memory of Light". The story follows the quest to find the Dragon Reborn, who it is said will help unite forces to combat The Dark One. Here's a brief description:

Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time is a story that takes place both in our past and our future. In his fantasy world, the Dark One, the embodiment of pure evil, is breaking free from his prison. The overall plot is about a man who learns that he is the
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‘Wheel of Time’ TV Series Lands at Sony

‘Wheel of Time’ TV Series Lands at Sony
The long-gestating “Wheel of Time” TV series adaptation is moving forward with Sony Pictures Television.

The series will be based on the high fantasy novels written by Robert Jordan, the pen name of James O. Rigney Jr. There are 14 novels in total, beginning with “The Eye of the World” in 1990 and concluding with “A Memory of Light,” which was finished by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s death in 2007. They follow the quest to find the Dragon Reborn, who it is said will help unite forces to combat The Dark One.

Sony will produce along with Red Eagle Entertainment and Radar Pictures. Rafe Judkins is attached to write and executive produce. Judkins previously worked on shows such as ABC’s “Agents of Shield,” the Netflix series “Hemlock Grove,” and the NBC series “Chuck.” Red Eagle partners Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon will executive produce along with Radar’s Ted Field and Mike Weber. Darren Lemke
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MGM Nabs Brandon Sanderson’s Sci-Fi Novella ‘Snapshot’

MGM Nabs Brandon Sanderson’s Sci-Fi Novella ‘Snapshot’
MGM has landed the film rights to Brandon Sanderson’s novella “Snapshot,” sources have confirmed to Variety.

The short story follows a detective assigned to Snapshot Duty, a recreation of a specific day and time. In the future, law enforcement uses the day as a way to solve crimes — i.e. find the location of a criminal’s dumped weapon or uncover what really happened in a domestic dispute. It’s drudgery, until the day a police officer investigates the memory of a call that was never logged, and he makes a horrifying discovery.

It is unknown if Sanderson would also pen adaptation of novella as well.

Broken Road Productions and Film 360 are producing the movie. The studio will soon begin the search for a director for the project.

Sanderson’s past books include “Mistborn,” “Wheel of Time,” and “The Stormlight Archive.” His book series “The Reckoners” recently landed at
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The Passage trilogy: a modern horror masterpiece

Gabriel Bergmoser Jul 4, 2016

Here's why Justin Cronin's vampire apocalypse trilogy should be next on your Must-Read List...

Thanks to a certain Ya phenomenon, the word ‘vampire’ can barely be taken seriously anymore. Where once they were considered cool, sexy and dangerous, now they’re the butt of lots of jokes about sparkling. In a post Twilight world, it’s hard to imagine that vampires can ever be scary again. Or at least it would be were it not for the existence of Justin Cronin’s Passage Trilogy.

It’s hard to know where to begin when describing this series, so I’ll start with the stuff that would seem hyperbolic if it wasn’t true. The three books that make up Cronin’s saga, The Passage, The Twelve and The City Of Mirrors comprise a modern horror masterpiece. Dizzying in scope and ambition, the trilogy is packed with vivid characters,
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Can fantasy films escape Lord Of The Rings' shadow?

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The world of J.R.R. Tolkien, brought to the screen by Peter Jackson, continues to cast a shadow over fantasy cinema...

One realm to rule them all. One realm to find them, one realm to bring them all and in the darkness bind them, in the land of Middle-earth where the shadows lie.

Now, far be it from me to ever describe Middle-earth as a dark shadow over anything, but for everyone else trying to make a mega-hit fantasy film, the very thought of competing with Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit must seem the equivalent of toppling literal evil on Earth.

It seems that any time a big-budget fantasy flick is released, they get sneered at as generic, lacking the richness of detail or story compared to Lord Of The Rings.

But if this sounds like I’m suggesting there
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