Amazon is reportedly spending more on its forthcoming 'Lord of the Rings' TV series than the entire film trilogy cost to make, but it's not done spending yet. It's currently in talks to obtain the rights to Liu Cixin's Chinese sci-fi novel trilogy 'Remembrance of Earth's past' (aka 'The Three-Body Problem'). The cost? $1 billion.
The aim is to turn the novel trilogy into a three-season TV series.
However, nothing has been confirmed as yet, so it's just a rumour for now.
Though a deal would fit with Amazon's aims. Its CEO Jeff Bezos reportedly tasked staff with finding the next 'Game of Thrones'. The 'Lord of the Rings' TV series certainly has the potential to fill those shoes, but China's biggest ever sci-fi trilogy would come a close second.
Amazon has previously launched an anime-only streaming service, called Anime Strike. Though it recently closed it, and included its exclusive anime content in its Prime Video service. Still, it shows it's willing to invest in content from non-English speaking nations.