Why has Peter Jackson not participated in ‘The Rings of Power’? the manager responds

There is less to go. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Powerthe epic Amazon series for Prime Video which will last at least five seasons and which is considered the most expensive production in history, will bring to life the Second Age From the writer J.R.R. Tolkienadapting their work in The Appendices and telling us a story long before The Lord of the Rings o The Hobbitwhich featured film adaptations directed by Peter Jackson. The New Zealander has explained the reasons why he is not in the Amazon Studios production and what happened with his alleged participation as key consultant that it doesn’t happen in the end (va The Hollywood Reporter).

Peter Jackson confesses what happened to his alleged involvement in the rings of power

But Jackson has been honest and has confessed what happened with his hypothetical collaboration in the new series of The Lord of the Rings. Director of Braindead o King Kong has explained to Hollywood Reporter Amazon asked them, aly his wife, a screenwriter and producer, Fran Walsh, who wrote and produced both fantasy trilogies with him. At one point, from the Prime Video platform they believed that having him was the best option to bring Middle-earth back to the screen and they asked him if he wanted to join the project. “Contest: That’s an impossible question to answer without seeing a script.Jackson explained. It was open, but the quality and the script for him were the most important.

At that time, in a very green state, they confessed that they would send the episode scripts to the couple once they were finished, but something happened. The scripts never came. As the New Zealander explained, Amazon ignored it and decided to take another course. Creative courses than their own showrunners, JD Payne y Patrick McKayThey explained that they were very important, trying to find the very personality of a product that is the most expensive ever made for television. Amazon has responded to the words of Peter Jackson, explaining that everything was a matter of rights and approach.

I told them I couldn’t say no without reading or seeing a script; They were going to send them to me and they never arrived

Negotiating the rights to our series, we were forced to make it different and separate from the movies. We have the utmost respect for the films of Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings and we are delighted that you are looking forward to seeing the rings of power“, They officially pointed out in a statement distributed by the website itself that has interviewed Jackson. However, both Payne and McKay are true followers of the director’s work, and in the series they have collaborated with Weta Workshop, and it seems that they did contact the filmmaker off the record about depending on what issues regarding adaptation, how to translate things from the pages of a book to the screen and the like. This, in any case, has not been confirmed or officially corroborated.

Although Jackson cannot officially participate, he does want to see the series. “Of course I plan to watch it. I’m not the kind of person who wishes anyone ill. I’m just looking forward to seeing it as a perfectly neutral viewer.”concludes the director. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power It will premiere on September 2 on Amazon Prime Video.

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