Lord of the Rings: Swedish Media Group Buys Rights to Make Games, Movies and More

“Lord of the Rings” didn’t create Hollywood’s insatiable appetite for recognizable intellectual property, especially the genre (or you know, “nerd-friendly”) designation that has defined popular culture in the 21st century. You can point to everything from the success of the films ‘Superman’ and ‘Star Wars’ in the 1970s to the premiere of the film ‘X-Men’ in 2000.

But the record-breaking success of Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which began in 2001 and was based on the fantasy novels written by JRR Tolkien, paved the way for blockbusters centered around material with a built-in audience that was the main driver. for the film (and later television) audience.

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