Amazon, who paid $250 million alone for the rights alone to make a ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel, could reportedly spend $500 million or more for two seasons on production and marketing on the series.

The famed home where author J.R.R. Tolkien penned “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” is about to hit the market, and the cast that brought the beloved trilogy to life is looking to buy it. 

Ian McKellen – who earned an Oscar nod for his role as the wizard Gandalf 2001’s film “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” – teamed up with his fellow co-stars and author Julia Golding to save Tolkien’s home in England before it’s put on sale.

On Wednesday, the actors launched the crowdfunding campaign “Project Northmoor” to transform the Oxford estate into a literary center to honor Tolkien and his fictional universe. 

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