Directed by Peter Jackson.
Los Angeles (USA) – The Warner Bros film studio is preparing new feature films based on the Lord of the Rings motifs by the British writer J.R.R. Tolkien. Fans of the classic work of fantasy literature are waiting for a cinematic return to Middle-earth after almost ten years, when the last film from the Hobbit trilogy shone on the screen.
The Warner Bros company has announced that it has concluded a multi-year agreement for cooperation on new films with the Swedish company Embracer Group, wrote the BBC server. The Swedish company bought the adaptation rights to Tolkien's works last year.
The Lord of the Rings film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson won critical and audience acclaim at the beginning of the millennium. The third film, The Return of the King, won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture. All six films, if we also count the Hobbit trilogy, which was less celebrated by critics, grossed more than six billion dollars (134 billion crowns) worldwide.
It was Jackson who told the media today that he is involved in all stages of the creation of new films. “We look forward to the next meeting to hear their vision for the next step of the franchise,” Jackson said in a joint statement with the original trilogy's other screenwriters, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.
The Variety server wrote that with the new era There are no specific director names attached to the Tolkien adaptations yet.
“For all the scope and detail that has been lovingly put into both trilogies, the vast, complex and dazzling world of J.R.R. Tolkien remains largely unexplored on screen, ” Warner Bros group co-chairmen Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy said in a statement.
Tolkien's first Middle-earth book – The Hobbit – was published in Britain in 1937. Worldwide bestsellers from the Lord of the Rings trilogy were published in Britain in the early 1950s , however, the writer wrote about Middle-earth almost until his death in 1973. Readers were thus able to meet a number of stories from Middle-earth, the author's son Christopher took part in publishing them.
Last fall, viewers on the tele vision screens received the series of the Amazon Prime streaming platform called The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the plot of which takes place thousands of years before the beginning of The Hobbit.