Legal issues with the Tolkien Estate aside, you couldn’t remake LOTR anyway. Why? Because of the theme music. Yeah. Like what are you going to do? “Yes, we need a score that lives up to Howard Shore’s Lord of The Rings, or is at least cool enough to, y’know, do it’s own thing.” Like, you can’t. You just straight up can’t. Go ahead and remake Star Wars with different music why don’t you. You’re hearing the Fellowship theme in your head right now, aren’t you? You know you are. It’s that powerful. What can you do? Nothing. That’s it. That’s Lord of The Rings. Goodbye.