Multiple new Lord of the Rings movies are on the manner from Warner Bros, the Hollywood studio behind Peter Jackson’s blockbuster Oscar-winning trilogy said Thursday.
David Zaslav, CEO of discern institution Warner Bros Discovery, told an earnings name that recently appointed studio chiefs Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy had struck an agreement to make extra films based on JRR Tolkien’s epic delusion books.”Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Mike and Pam signed a deal to make multiple Lord of the Rings films,” he stated. “Lord of the Rings is one of the most iconic storytelling franchises of all time, and we’re so excited. Stay tuned for more to return on this front.”
Zaslav did no longer provide similarly information, but Jackson said in a declaration to AFP that he and his collaborators were saved “inside the loop each step of the way.” “We sit up for talking with them similarly to listen their imaginative and prescient for the franchise moving ahead,” Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens stated.
No info had been supplied on which storylines or timelines from Tolkien’s sprawling books would provide the source fabric for the brand new movies. They could be evolved through Warner subsidiary New Line Cinema, which made Jackson’s original trilogy.
Rival studio Amazon last September launched the primary season of its very own tv model, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. That series – a prequel to the Lord of the Rings books – is deliberate to run for five seasons, with a said total value of extra than $1 billion. The first season furnished the Prime Video streaming platform its biggest most beneficial, with 25 million visitors on its first day, but acquired a lukewarm response from critics. Jackson’s unique 3 Lord of the Rings films grossed nearly $three billion at theatres and won 17 Oscars, which includes first-rate photo for the 2003 trilogy finale The Return of the King. They starred Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen and Cate Blanchett. A subsequent trilogy based totally on Tolkien’s The Hobbit was additionally a huge container office hit, in spite of a bad important reaction.