Los Angeles, United States. – The new “Lord of the Rings” movies are in the ovenWarner Bros., the studio behind Peter Jackson’s blockbuster and Oscar-winning film, announced Thursday.
Newly hired studio executives Mike De Luca and Pam Abdi have struck a deal to make more films based on JRR Tolkien books, said David Zaslav, CEO of the Warner Bros. Discovery Group.
I am delighted to announce that Mike and Pam have signed a deal to shoot multiple Lord of the Rings films.”
‘The Lord of the Rings’ is one of the most iconic franchises of all time, and we’re very excited. Stay tuned for more news on this matter.”
Zaslav did not give more details, but Jackson sent a statement to Agence France-Presse, in which he said, like his aides, “They were involved every step of the way“.
“We can’t wait to talk to them and hear how they envision the future of the franchise,” said Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.
There is no information about what the plots were or when Tolkien’s books were used as source material for the new films.
It will be developed by Warner’s subsidiary New Line Cinema.who was responsible for the original Jackson trilogy.
Rival studio Amazon released the first season of the TV movie adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” in September.
The series, which is a prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” books, is set to span five seasons at a cost of more than $1 billion.
The first season gave the platform Amazon Prime It had its biggest opening with 25 million viewers on its first day, but received a lukewarm response from critics.
Jackson’s original films have grossed nearly $3 billion theatre, winning 17 Academy Awards, including Best Picture for the most recent sequel, The Return of the King (2003).
The production has been shone before Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, and Cate Blanchett.
Another trilogy based on The Hobbit, also by Tolkien, was also a box office success despite poor critical response.
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