Friday 24 February 2023

The Lord of the Rings returns to the big screen

Middle-earth is returning to the big screen. Warner Bros. Discovery has deemed cinemagoers worthy of further tales in the shadow of Mount Doom.

”Following our recent acquisition of Middle-earth Enterprises, we’re thrilled to embark on this new collaborative journey with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures, bringing the incomparable world of J.R.R. Tolkien back to the big screen in new and exciting ways. We understand how cherished these works are and working together with our partners at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures, we plan to honor the past, look to the future, and adhere to the strongest level of quality and production values.” said Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King concluded Sir Peter Jackson's acclaimed adaptation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy in 2003. The final movie debuted in the midst of a life-changing familial trauma and I've been unwilling to watch it since. A tragic association during the darkest of times and not an indictment. Perhaps one day I'll be able to revisit it.

”Twenty years ago, New Line took an unprecedented leap of faith to realize the incredible stories, characters and world of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ on the big screen. The result was a landmark series of films that have been embraced by generations of fans. But for all the scope and detail lovingly packed into the two trilogies, the vast, complex and dazzling universe dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien remains largely unexplored on film. The opportunity to invite fans deeper into the cinematic world of Middle-earth is an honor, and we are excited to partner with Middle-earth Enterprises and Embracer on this adventure,” said Warner Bros. Pictures Group Co-Chairs and CEOs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy.

Jackson's The Hobbit was a tale stretched too thinly as a trilogy. However, I very much enjoyed The Rings of Power on Amazon Prime, which is the most expensive television series ever made.

Are you looking forward to further Middle-earth movies? Would you rather see something new in an era bereft of ideas and dominated by a few franchises? Let me know in the comments below.

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