Peter Jackson reveals that Amazon Studios NEVER approached him for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ series
‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power‘, a series that adapts the works of JRR Tolkien during the second age of Middle-earth, arrives very soon in the catalog of Prime Video.
Now the acclaimed director Peter Jacksonwho helmed the original film trilogy, revealed that the Amazon Studios never contacted him to invite him to participate in the project, even though he showed interest in revisiting this iconic universe.
“They asked me if I wanted to be involved – [a roteirista e produtora Fran Jackson] and I – and I said, ‘That’s an impossible question to answer without seeing a script,’” he revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “So they said, ‘once we have the first scripts, we’ll send them to you.’ And the scripts never showed up. That was the last thing I heard, which is fine. No complaints”.
Remembering that the production has its premiere scheduled for September 2nd.
Previously, the platform released a trailer that delves into characters from the island kingdom of Númenor, such as Isildur (Maxim Baldry), Elendil (Lloyd Owen), Pharazon (Trystan Gravelle), and Queen Regent Míriel (Cynthia Addai-Robinson). Other recently announced Númenóreans are Kemen (Leon Wadham) and Earien (Emma Horvath).
The new epic drama brings to the screen for the first time the legendary story of the Second Age of Middle-earth from JRR Tolkien. Starting in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded resurgence of evil on Earth- average.
“This is a title that we imagined could be on the spine of a book alongside other JRR Tolkien classics. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power unites all the major stories of the Second Age of Middle-earth: The Forge of the Rings, the Rise of the Dark Lord Sauron, the epic tale of Númenor, and the Last Alliance of Elves and Men.” said the showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay. “Until now, audiences have only seen the story of the One Ring on screen — but before there was the One, there were many… and we are excited to share the epic story of them all.”
The main cast consists of Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniadi, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Charles Edwards, Trystan Gravelle, Sir Lenny Henry, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Wadham, Benjamin Walker, Daniel Weyman and Sara Zwangobani.
It is worth remembering that the production has already been renewed for the 2nd season.
The trilogy of novels by Tolkien was originally adapted for cinema between 2001 and 2003, winning 17 Oscar statuettes, including the Best Director award for Peter Jackson and Best Film in 2004 for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’. Later, the franchise also gained a prequel trilogy entitled ‘The Hobbit’.
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