lord of the rings tv series update

Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has attempted to clear up some rumors about that super-expensive Lord of the Rings TV series, including whether or not Peter Jackson is going to be involved. Salke also says the show will be “one big series” with “characters you love.”

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Peter Jackson - Amazon Lord of the Rings TV Show

UPDATE: Peter Jackson clarified his remarks about working on the Lord of the Rings TV show, and we’ve added them to the story below.

Just last month, there were rumblings that Peter Jackson was mulling over the possibility of either being involved with Amazon’s expensive Lord of the Rings series or tackling a DC Comics movie. If either of those prospects had you giddy with excitement, the director has some bad news on both fronts.

Peter Jackson is not working on the Lord of the Rings series, nor is he working on a comic book movie. The filmmaker confirmed the recent reports were unfounded, and you can find out what he had to say on both matters below. Read More »

peter jackson dceu film

Peter Jackson has kept something of a low-profile recently, but a new report indicates he’s ready to get back in the game. The filmmaker is weighing two different options: he’ll either join the DCEU for a new film, or he’ll head over to Amazon to help with their very expensive Lord of the Rings TV show.

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Tarantino Lord of the Rings

A new book detailing Peter Jackson‘s epic quest to bring The Lord of the Rings to the big screen has revealed that, at one point, producer Harvey Weinstein threatened to fire Jackson and replace the filmmaker with Quentin Tarantino.

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Ready Player One Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see if you caught the dozens of Easter eggs people have spotted in Ready Player One so far. Plus, check out a video essay comparing the dreamlike romances of Call My By Your Name and Before Sunrise, and find out how you can make your own Ringwraith Gauntlets from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Read More »

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/Answers: Our Favorite Movies to Watch During the Holidays

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. In this week’s edition, we’re ushering in the season by sharing the movies we always watch during the holidays, whether they’re a holiday movie or not. Read More »

Gallery 1988 Postcard Correspondence 2017

Do you love the collectible artwork that we feature at /Film but always lament the fact that it’s usually fairly expensive to purchase for display on your wall? If that’s the case, then you might be interested in checking out Gallery 1988‘s latest installment of their recurring Postcard Correspondence show.

Postcard Correspondence 2017 was unveiled this past weekend, featuring dozens of original pieces of artwork paying tribute to your favorite movies and TV shows (and even some video games) with stunning artwork from some outstanding artists. The pieces pay tribute to the likes of Lord of the Rings, The Office, Inception, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Stranger Things, Hot Fuzz and much more.

Get a look at some of the pieces in the Gallery 1988 Postcard Correspondence 2017 artwork below. Read More »

Lord of the Rings cast

Another day, another story accusing Harvey Weinstein of being a terrible human being, as director Peter Jackson recently claimed that Weinstein actively blocked Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from joining the Lord of the Rings cast. This is just the latest in an ever-growing list of despicable behavior attributed to Weinstein, who was recently forced out of The Weinstein Company in light of multiple sexual assault allegations.

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lord of the rings HBO

Earlier this month, we first heard the murmurs in the dark: a Lord of the Rings TV show was in development over at Amazon. And then the confirmation with details arrived: not only was the show happening, it would be a prequel to the original tale, set in the years before Frodo Baggins and the Fellowship embarked on their quest to destroy the One Ring and save Middle-earth from oblivion.

If Amazon feels like an unlikely home for this project, that’s because…well, it is. And if you wonder why HBO didn’t scoop it up first…well, that’s because they never entered the bidding war in the first place.

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Christopher Tolkien Resigns

Even as the Lord of the Rings movies garnered critical praise, made billions of dollars, and won fistfuls of Oscars, one man was very unhappy with the films: Christopher Tolkien. The son of author J.R.R. Tolkien was an outspoken critic of Peter Jackson’s take on his father’s fantasy novels and, as the director of the Tolkien estate, stood in the way of other Middle-Earth-centric stories being told on the big and small screen.

But now, Christopher Tolkien has resigned as director of the Tolkien estate and that means more movies and shows (and possibly projects beyond that) set in this legendary fantasy world may come to pass.

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