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Re-Casting The Lord Of The Rings Movies If They Came Out Today

With Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings TV show lurking on the horizon like a band of focus-tested Uruk-Hai, there's a good chance that this is the beginning of enough televisual LOTR content to last us until Tolkien himself descends from the Heavens at the apocalypse. This also means our chances of seeing another LOTR film property is minimal at best.

Yet fear not, Middle Earth mad moviegoers, for we've decided to put together a list for you to see what a LOTR film made today COULD look like.

Casting can make or break a film, and one of the many areas in which the previous films succeeded was in its actors and their brilliant, almost definitive performances. With the right current actors there's nothing to say a LOTR film wouldn't work just as well today. It's not like the source material's anything to sniff at.

Some performers are already acquainted with the big blockbuster, and others are lesser known and underrated gems. Either way, whether you know all the names on this list or not, you can count on a ring being taken, a big eye being watchful, and a middle aged man in a skin tight suit being forced to run around on all fours.