Peter Jackson: 'Rings of Power' creators cut off contact
Peter Jackson spoke on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. The creator of the “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogy revealed that he had been invited to collaborate on the production of “The Rings of Power” and promised that he would get scripts for review – after which the connection was cut.

Peter Jackson in “Rings of Power”

They asked if Fran Walsh and I would like to participate. I replied that I could not answer this question without looking at the textPeter Jackson revealed in the Hollywood Reporter podcast. They replied that as soon as they had the first scenarios ready, they would send it to me. The words never reached me. This is the last time I heard of them. that’s good. I have no regrets.

I will watchDirector added. I’m not a bad person. Making movies is hard enough. When someone makes a good movie or TV series, they should be celebrated. Personally, I look forward to seeing this series as a completely neutral viewer.

Jackson’s comments have already received a response from Amazon Studios: Taking over the rights to the series requires us to isolate ourselves from the films. We have great respect for Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings. We’re excited that she can’t wait to watch The Rings of Power.

The complex situation around the series “Lord of the Rings”

According to sources from The Hollywood Reporter, the attitude about The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power was very subtle, which affected the creators’ interactions with Peter Jackson. Showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay turned on Jackson on a private basis, but legal obligations forced Amazon Studios to isolate themselves from the films.

While preparing for the series, management in the studio also changed. In 2019, program director Sharon Tal Yguadu, who defended Jackson’s participation in the project, left. Instead, he opposed JRR Tolkien’s heirs – which should come as no surprise since they had no contributions to his films, and criticized Christopher Tolkien for turning his father’s books into “youth action films”. However, the Tolkien Estate is involved in the series “The Rings of Power”: Amazon paid $250 million for the rights to make it.

“The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power”: series details

Beginning in times of relative peace, we follow the fate of characters who have to face the evil returning to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Mist Mountains, to the majestic Lyndon Forests and the picturesque kingdom of Nimenor Island, to the most remote corners of the map, this is a story of lands and heroes whose legacy will live on long after they are gone.

In the series we will see heroes well known to fans of Tolkien’s prose, as well as new heroes created specifically for this project.

The production is supervised by director J.A. Bayona (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, “Impossible”). The runners on the show are JD Payne and Patrick McKay. The cast has included, among others, Cynthia Addai Robinson, Owen Arthur, Maxim Baldry, Nazanin Boniady, Charles Edwards, Tristan Gravel, Lenny Henry, Emma Horvath, Markila Cavina, Joseph Mole, Teru Mohvidin, Lloyd Owen, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, Leon Benjamin Walker, Danielle Wyman and Sarah Zwangobani.

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