Orlando Bloom is very excited for Amazon’s version of The Lord Of The Rings.
The English actor’s breakout role was as Legolas in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved novels, and even though Amazon’s show will take place several generations before the film or the books, Bloom can’t wait to see what they create.
That’s why Bloom has decided to keep his distance from the upcoming adaptation, that way he can really enjoy the show as a fan.
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“One of the producers on that, I’m working with quite closely on a few different projects I’m developing for Amazon, because I’ve got this first-look deal, and he’s working with Amazon on that, producing that show, so he’s on the ground over there right now,” Bloom explained to Collider.
“And I kinda had a few questions for him to begin with, and then I was like, ‘You know what? I don’t need to know anymore.’ It’s not, obviously, a remake, it’s actually not based on the Fellowship or any of that, so I think it could be really, really interesting, from that perspective.”
Bloom says that he and Jackson actually talked about a potential TV adaptation when they were on the set around 20 years ago.
“I remember being on set with [director] Peter [Jackson] and him saying, ‘Can you imagine the day they do a remake of this movie? And then, here we are, 20 years later.”
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“But it’s not a remake and The Lord of the Rings is a title for a world, but I think it’s gonna be interesting from that perspective because, I think if it was gonna be a remake, you’re gonna take us back into Hobbiton and try and tell us what we saw?”
“It was such an informative time that’s had such an impact and so it’s different, what’s coming, and I think that’s a good thing. It’ll be interesting. I’m gonna fan it up for sure. [Eating] popcorn, streaming.”