Amazon has apparently decided that Scotland would be Middle Earth for the previous series of The Lord of the Rings that it develops - a series that would have the largest budget in the history of television.
Company scouts who dressed and acted as tourists integrating into local communities would have been spotted last summer when visiting sites such as Dunskey Castle, Portpatrick, Callander in Perthshire and Balloch Castle Country Park, near Loch Lomond. This is what the Scottish newspaper reports The Daily Record who quotes an "insider": "When the Amazons discovered places, they did not make themselves known, they presented themselves as tourists and remained in immediate contact with the local communities. "
The report should be taken with a grain of salt because confidentiality agreements prevented the newspaper from confirming the news with Amazon. But it certainly would not be a surprise, as the country with its picturesque landscape is increasingly sought after as a setting for a variety of dishes of today's pop culture.
According to the Scottish newspaper, Avengers: Infinity War was shot down in part in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Outlaw King Netflix was also shot in various Scottish venues, including Edinburgh, West Lothian, Aviemore and Glencoe, which boosted the economy by about 17,5 million pounds.
According to the Glasgow Film Office, the city's film productions have reported 15,1 million pounds in 2017, "reports the Daily Record . "The Edinburgh economy has been boosted by 16,1 million pounds over the same period."
Regarding the production of Lord of the Rings Amazon the details have been kept fairly close to the vest, the focus will be on the character of a young Aragorn. It also happens when Amazon tries to create a play for fans of epic and fantastic television shows, Amazon essentially seeking its own Game of Thrones .
That's why the company streaming arm completes the series The Lord of the Rings with the help, in part, of the Tokien succession. In the same spirit, Amazon is also working on adapting the series The Wheel of Time Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson, whose production is expected to begin at the end of the year.
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