Creator of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Peter Jackson, will not be involved in any capacity on the series about events in Middle-earth, which is being launched by Amazon. The famous New Zealand director and producer confirmed this information in an interview with Comic Book.
According to him, he has no intention of somehow "protecting the franchise from outside interference." "At one time, I watched The Lord of the Rings differently from everyone else, because I shot it myself. Now I look forward to seeing someone else present their view of the world of Tolkien," - said Jackson.
The script of the project will be prepared by Patrick McKay, whose assets include such movies as "Star Trek 3: Infinity" and "Godzilla vs. King Kong". Earlier it was reported that Amazon, which acquired the rights to the movie adaptation for $ 250 million, was ready to offer Jackson the post of producer, but probably the parties could not come to an agreement.
The plot of the show has not yet been specified. it was only supposed that the series would become a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The total cost of the movie adaptation, which will consist of five seasons, is estimated at a huge amount - about a billion dollars.
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