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New Lord Of The Rings movie will involve Peter Jackson

New Lord Of The Rings movie will involve Peter Jackson

Jackson and his writing partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens have had conversations.

Last month, new The Lord of the Rings movies were revealed to be in the offing, making a lot of people very nervous.

After watching Amazon throw every single cent to its name at an adaptation following a younger Galadriel in Middle-earth's Second Age, and seeing that show fail to knock the socks off critics and fans in spite of a $1 billion budget, you'd understand why there is this generalised feeling of anxiety. There's still a lot of time for The Rings of Power to shake off its predictable plot twist and enchant viewers for the remaining four seasons (yes, four), and in the interim, there might be new The Lord of the Rings movies and another five games (yes, five) to tide fans over.

While the original trilogy is remembered with the greatest of reverence, The Hobbit movies spiralled trying to impress with swathes of computer generated creatures and backdrops like it was lost somewhere on the Unreal Engine subreddit. A cheering sign is that New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures are involved in a multi-year agreement with Embracer Group’s Middle-earth Enterprises on these new movies.

Regarding Peter Jackson, the filmmaker who brought the books to life in the early noughties, he might be on board these new Middle-earth outings too.

“Warner Brothers and Embracer have kept us in the loop every step of the way,” said Jackson and is writing partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens in a statement to Deadline. “We look forward to speaking with them further to hear their vision for the franchise moving forward.”

That's certainly unclear. Jackson, Walsh and Boyens are not attached to The Rings of Power and so it theoretically frees them up for a few months to work with Embracer Group. Yet, the use of "speaking with them further" seems to suggest they'll hang on til the whole picture is painted before they decide to pitch in. We'll let you know as soon as we get an official confirmation.

Featured Image Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons, New Line Cinema

Topics: TV And Film, The Lord Of The Rings