Peter Jackson snubbed by Amazon? The director confides – Fredzone

There is less than a month until “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” finally lands on Amazon Prime Video. Fans are very eager to discover the series, especially after seeing the trailers. It must be said that the videos promise really heavy!

Only downside: peter jackson, the father of the six Lord of the Rings films, is not attached to the project. An inconceivable thing for diehard fans who swear by the director. It must be said that his work has greatly contributed to making the franchise what it is today. And yet, Peter Jackson would have been more or less snubbed by Amazon Studios.

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The filmmaker confided in the subject during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter (reported by the Wegotthiscovered site) and he clearly does not have good memories of it.

One call and then that’s it

When Amazon announced plans to do a Lord of the Rings TV show, rumors claimed that peter jackson would be attached to the project. And finally no, it was just rumors, because Amazon Studios preferred to do without the filmmaker to make his series.

And yet yes, the studio had indeed approached Peter Jackson when the project was still in its infancy. To ask him if he was interested. However, the filmmaker indicated that Amazon Studios only contacted him once and then nothing.

Here is what really happened according to the director: “About four or five years ago they asked me if I would be interested. So I said, ‘Do you already have the scripts?’ Because I know how hard scripts were to write for movies, and I didn’t know the people who wrote their scripts. They said, ‘Oh no, we don’t have the scripts yet, but as soon as we have them, we’ll send you the scripts.’ So I was waiting for the scripts to come, and they never did. »

New adventures in Middle-earth

“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” is expected on Amazon Prime Video on September 2. The story takes place several hundred years before the events narrated in the two trilogies and invites us to discover how the Rings of Power were forged. But above all, how did Sauron manage to trick the elves, men and dwarves?

The series thus offers new adventures in Middle-earth with already known heroes like Galadriel or Elrond, but also newcomers who are eager to prove themselves. Strongly September to finally discover “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” !

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