Warner Bros. Pictures is reworking the Lord of the Rings franchise, writes Variety. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has announced that new studio executives Michael De Luca and Pam Abdi have reached an agreement to make several films based on the books by JRR Tolkien.
The filmmakers have not yet joined the project. But the director of the first trilogy, Peter Jackson, and co-writers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens stressed that Warner Bros. and Swedish media company Embracer “are keeping us informed about every step of the project.”
“We look forward to continuing to speak with them to hear their vision for the franchise,” Jackson added.
Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings trilogy grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide. Jackson’s second trilogy, based on Tolkien’s The Hobbit, lived up to that box office performance.
The first three films were nominated for a total of 30 Oscars and won 17 awards, including the 2003 Best Picture award for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Remember that in the universe of “The Lord of the Rings” Amazon Studios will remove the series. The second season will be directed by an all-female team of directors. Charlotte Brandström will act as director. She will be joined by Sana Hamri, known for Shameless, Elementary, and American Horror Stories.