Amazon's £1 Billion LORD OF THE RINGS Series Will Be Shot at New Scots Studio Beginning This August
The new Scots Studio in Leith, Edinburgh in Scotland is undergoing major renovations and racing against the clock, as the studio has a big customer lined up for shooting, as long as it’s done in time. Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is looking to begin shooting in August, and stay for at least three months, and the studio is getting ready for the giant to move in and get started.
Here’s what dailyrecord had to say about the history of the studio:
The former ports building in Leith was identified as the home of a major national film and television studio. The site – three miles from Edinburgh city centre – was built in 2000 for an engineering firm but closed four years later. It lay empty for several years before being taken over by a wave power firm which collapsed in 2014. Last year, the building was temporarily turned into a film studio as part of the production for Disney/Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War.
That’s pretty cool! If the studio could house a movie as big as Avengers: Infinity War, I have faith it will be a good match for something as epic as Lord of the Rings. The studio is rumored to have five sound stages, workshops and production areas. Sounds like a perfect fit.
The prequel to Tolkien’s trilogy is said to have the biggest budget in TV history, and Amazon is shooting for a 2021 release date for the series.
Are you pumped for some more Tolkien goodness?