While the first scripts were sent to him, the director assures that they “never arrived… But it doesn’t matter at all!”
Nope, peter jackson is not involved in the new series The Lord of the Rings. However, the New Zealand filmmaker is the greatest specialist in adaptations of Tolkien, having made six films in Middle-earth over the past two decades!
Moreover, the production of rings of power took the trouble to give him a call, when starting the writing, as entrusted in a recent podcast. peter jackson reveals that he and Fran Walsh (who co-wrote and co-produced the LOTR trilogy) were invited to participate in the rings of power.
“I said OK, why not, but that’s an impossible question to answer without seeing any scripts…” peter jackson was waiting for the first scripts to be sent to him. But they “never arrived…“
The Lord of the Rings: a video announces a new Community for The Rings of Power
“They were supposed to send them to me. That’s the last thing I heard from them. But that’s okay” he tempers immediately, ensuring that he has no resentment towards the people in the series: “No complaints from me, not at all!”
A claw of peter jackson could be damaging to the brand image on which The Rings of Power hopes to surf, so Amazon promptly responded to the filmmaker’s comments, via an official statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter:
“In acquiring the rights to our series, we were obligated to keep the series distinct and separate from the movies.“, explains the streamer, to justify not having followed up on discussions with peter jackson. “We have the greatest respect for Peter Jackson and Lord of the Rings films and are thrilled that he is looking forward to watching The Rings of Power.”
Rings of Power will launch on September 2 on Prime Video.