Feb 10, 2022 - Economy & Business
Rights to "Lord of the Rings" projected to haul in over $2 billion
The rights to J.R.R. Tolkien's work are precious indeed.
Catch up fast: With apologies to Gollum, a wide range of rights to the "Lord of the Rings" author's material is heading to auction and expected to command more than $2 billion, Variety reports.
- A company previously owned by the late Saul Zaentz is selling its Tolkien intellectual property, including film, merchandising and gaming.
- The move comes as fans of Tolkien’s work await Amazon’s epic “Lord of the Rings” TV series, “The Rings of Power," set to debut in September.
Nathan’s thought bubble: Soon Amazon may own an even greater chunk of Middle Earth.