INTERNATIONAL_ Video game rights for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are up for sale promising fierce competition.
According to reports, current owner Saul Zaentz Co. decided to sell its shares, including the rights to buy and sell movies, video games and live events to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and other JRR Tolkien titles.
The news comes as Amazon begins to officially announce the long-awaited The Lord of the Rings TV series, dubbed The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Whether Amazon is trying to buy any additional rights to the franchise, especially given its recent efforts to break into the video game market as a developer and Distributing games? Experts are closely monitoring and evaluating this possibility.
The Lord of the Rings is an epic fantasy novel product by British author and scholar JRR Tolkien. Set in Middle-earth, intended to be Earth at some distant time in the past, the story begins as a sequel to the 1937 children’s book The Hobbit, but eventually evolves. into a much larger work.
Written between 1937 and 1949, The Lord of the Rings was one of the best-selling books with more than 150 million copies sold.
The main plot follows the villain, the Dark Lord Sauron, who in an earlier era created a ring to rule the Rings of power given to Men, Dwarves, and Elves, during the campaign. conquer all of Middle-earth.
The work was arranged by Tolkien in a two-volume set along with The Silmarillion. For economic reasons, The Lord of the Rings was published within a year from July 29, 1954 to October 20, 1955 in three volumes titled The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.