New Zealand newspapers reported yesterday, the public bewilderment received the news, while diverse She released some details like the fact that the New Zealand crew of the series knew about the shift in production Just 20 minutes before it was officially announced in the media.
The local film committee is upset not only because mass productions like that of D-Series the Lord of the Rings He would have guaranteed work for the workers for several years (we are talking about about two thousand people who participated in the processing of the first season alone), but also about the consequences for the tourism sector, already battered for a year and a half by the epidemic that saved the local population thanks to the government’s decision to close national borders – but he completely stopped the flow of foreigners.
Real “nightmare” scenario, like New Zealand Herald, which conveys the words of leaders of the Ministry of Tourism, who are concerned that decades of investment in the concession could disappear when another country ties into Middle Earth. Yes, because the production of the Hobbit trilogy first and the first season of the Amazon series thereafter were facilitated by the tax breaks paid by New Zealand taxes. Relief that Amazon will have to partly give up after deciding to move production to the UK (where it will still be able to take advantage of other perks), however, resulting in significant savings for the government (which was planning to invest hundreds of millions of New Zealand dollars in the course of the planned five seasons). she has).
Meanwhile, a string of political accusations began, the first victim being Secretary Steward Nash, who, according to economic development spokesman Todd McClay, showed little interest in doing business with Amazon, “despite the huge impact production could have on our economy. We should Stuard Nash is being transparent with the people of Kiwi, explaining why he’s not trying to give more to Amazon.” Nash responded that he only learned of Amazon’s decision Thursday, noting that the streaming giant decided to change the location for reasons not economic, but possibly logistical: The pandemic has made production of the series on the other side of the world very complicated. .
The first season of the series, as announced a few days ago, will premiere on Prime Video on September 2, 2022.
Official summary of the series:
The new series from Amazon Studios brings the heroic legends of the legendary second era of Middle-earth history to screen for the first time. Set thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, this epic drama will take viewers back to an era when great powers were formed, kingdoms reached glory and fell into ruin, and unexpected heroes came. Tested, hope hangs on the thinnest thread, the greatest villain that has arisen from Tolkien’s pen threatens to envelop the whole world in darkness.
Beginning in an era of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both new and familiar, as they face the return of a long-feared evil to Middle-earth. From the dark depths of the Mist Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital Lyndon, to the picturesque island of the Kingdom of Nimenor, to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will leave legacies that will survive long after. they disappear.
Confirmati Neil cast Robert Aramao (El Giovanni Ned Stark in Game of Thrones), Owen Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Morvid Clarke, Ismail Cruz Cordova, Emma Horvath, Markila Kavinagh, Joseph Maul (Bengin Stark in Game of Thrones), Teroya Emuh Nomvit, Megan Richards , Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Daniel Wyman.
Fanno parte del cast anche: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn, Kip Chapman, Anthony Crum, Maxine Cunliffe, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Soitha Jayasundera, Fabian McCallum, Simon Merrells, Geoff Morrell, Peter G. Mullan, Brio, Peter Tate, Alex Tarrant, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker and Sarah Zwangobani.
The series is led by models and executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, along with director J.A. Bayona who will direct the first two episodes and will also be an executive producer alongside his creative partner Belen Atienza. Other executive producers are Lindsey Webber, Wayne Chi-yip, Bruce Richmond, Callum Green, Jennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, Justin Dobley, and Sharon Tal Yegwado.
There is also a fashion designer on the team Kate Holly, group designer Rick HeinrichVisual Effects Supervisor Jason Smith Painter and concept artist John Howe.
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