Neither “Harry Potter” nor “Game Of Thrones” would exist without Tolkien


Part of Return of “Middle-earth” From the universe of JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ for the Prime Video series, e. has beenIn the hands of Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayonawho assured this Wednesday in Mexico that it was the British writers who laid the foundations The basis of fantasy stories in the world Which is currently leading the audiovisual industry.

“(JRR Tolkien) is the origin of all the fictional stories we enjoy today‘Harry Potter’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘Game of Thrones’ wouldn’t exist without ‘Lord of the Rings’, and being able to go back to base and put them on screen, to me, that’s a dream, confessed Bayona in Latin America at the premiere of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”, which took place in Mexico City.

Much of the cast of the long-awaited series based on the author’s annexes traveled to Mexico where they were going to spend a few days. Promoting what is believed to be the most expensive TV fiction series in history,

“The budget is never under pressure, we have the means we needed. The pressure comes more from the way the story is told And back to Middle-earth, again people really want to go back and not disappoint it,” he said.

The origin and construction of the ring of power, described years before in Tolkien’s books and in the films directed by Peter Jackson, is part of a proposal by Patrick McKay and JD Payne. The eight-part series will premiere on Prime Video on September 2.

“We were very dedicated tell a story that has not been toldFind something in Tolkien that has never happened before in the movies and take him on a new adventure and many surprises in the process,” showrunner and writer Mackey told Efe.

Among them is the “surprise” return of female characters As in the case of Galadriel, played by Morphid Clark, was also present at the event.

“One of the things we’ve found is that Tolkien and Now have wonderful, dynamic female characters. We are able to bring it back to the screen.Deepen the author.

Tolkien, the difference with the rest

For Ben Walker, High King Gil-galad in fiction, Tolkien He left great lessons for mankind with the vision of unity.

“Something Tolkien understood and the world can relate to is the need for hope and hope” unite to defeat evil And I think that’s what we see in the series”, answered the actor of “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter” (2010) to Efe.

For Patrick, something that sets Tolkien apart from other fantasy writers is his story and the full range of the universe. So considers the obsessive involvement in every part of his work.

“Tolkien has something very special and unique And it’s that he plays every note on the piano, I mean, the tone of his work: it’s soft, it’s warm, it’s scary, it’s dramatic, it’s political, it’s is poetry and there is wisdom,” says McKay. It is said.

finally latin

Most of the artists who tell The story is multicultural with actors from different parts of the world Ghana, Iran, China, Australia and Puerto Rico with Ismail Cruz Cordova, who gives life to Arondir and who prides himself on bringing a Latin touch to the production.

“I want to be humble but now is the time for us to get into this story! It’s good that (Latinos) are in this kind of projectsWe are a world power and there are many boys and girls to represent who can grow with this image,” he said.

Cast members Owen Arthur, Leon Wadham, Sofia Nomvat, Tristan Gravell and Charlie Vickers also marched on a brown carpet located in the old building of the Colegio de las Vizcanas, the historic center of the Mexican capital.

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