Peter Jackson revealed that he never received the scripts for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power after Amazon said they would share them.
Peter Jackson spent a lot of time in Middle-earth after directing both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. The franchise is now on Amazon, creating the most ambitious TV show yet with power rings.
Missed Amazon delivery
Peter Jackson has previously said he’s excited to see what Amazon does with it. The Lord of the Rings. At some point during the show’s development, Amazon asked for his opinion, saying they would send him the scripts once they were completed. However, Jackson shared on The Hollywood Reporterit is Deals podcast that the scripts never happened:
“They asked me if I wanted to be involved – [writer-producer Fran Walsh] and I – and I said, “That’s an impossible question to answer without seeing a script,” so they said, “As soon as we have the first two scripts, we’ll send them to you.” And the scripts never appeared. That’s the last thing I heard, which is good. No complaints at all.
Here is the synopsis of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power:
This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to a time when great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin. , unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung on the thinnest of threads, and the greatest villain to ever spring from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover the entire world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the dreaded re-emergence of evil in Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will last long after they left.
Amazon Studios product power rings in cooperation with Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema. JD Payne and Patrick McKay are the showrunners and executive producers of the series.
The entire show features Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers , and Daniel Weyman.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere September 2 on Amazon Prime Video. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming series and subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter