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After announcing that Lord Of The Rings might be moving to a special TV series, actor Sean Astin, who played Samwise, has talked more about his thoughts on the plans.
“I saw that the other day, and I thought that was intriguing,” Astin tells Entertainment Weekly.
He explains that he always thought there would be a remake, even though people would always argue that a remake wouldn't happen. “I’ve been saying for 15 years that maybe like 12 years after Lord of the Rings came out, that it would get remade,” Astin says.
“And people always said, ‘Oh no, it’ll never get remade! It’s a classic! They could never top it!’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’ll get remade. It’s a massive story! The characters are so beloved.’”
Warner Bros. and series author J.R.R. Tolkien's estate are reportedly in the early stages of discussions with Amazon Studios to bring the series to life in a TV adaptation.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is also reported to be personally involved in the discussions, with HBO and Netflix also being reportedly approached as well.
So, would Astin make a return to the series?
“I’m carrying the Samwise banner for the Peter Jackson version of Lord Of The Rings,” Astin says. “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?”
Listen to all his thoughts on the possible reboot below:
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