New Lord of the Rings films are on the way! At the moment, the popular film production company named Warner Bros. Pictures is working hard to revamp the Lord of the Rings franchise.
As per a report by Variety, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav recently announced the piece of good news. Continue reading further to know more about the upcoming Lord of the Rings movies.
New ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies are in the works
Yeah, you read that right. On a Thursday earnings call, Discovery CEO David Zaslav disclosed that newly-installed studio leaders Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy have struck a deal with Swedish gaming giant Embracer Group, which holds the film rights of the property.
It has been reported by Variety that the forthcoming projects will be developed through the WB label New Line Cinema. As of this moment, no filmmakers have been attached to the projects.
In a statement issued to Variety, Peter Jackson who helmed the first Lord of the Rings trilogy, and his collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens stated that Warner Bros. and Embracer “have kept us in the loop every step of the way.”
Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens said, “We look forward to speaking with them further to hear their vision for the franchise moving forward.”
What did Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode have to say about new ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies?
Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode said, “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.”
He went on to say, “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.”
How did the netizens react to the news?
As soon as Warner Bros. confirmed that they are making more Lord of the Rings movies, the fans rushed to various social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram to express their thoughts.
One social media user wrote, “A new Lord of the Rings movie seems very unnecessary. If it turns out like the hobbit i won’t complain.” Another user chimed in, “Warner Bro’s got the rights to do another one. Not sure if its going to be the Lord of the Rings story again or something new.”
Followed by a user who penned, “Ash Ketchum is gone, we get a Captain Pikachu, they’re remaking Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Star Wars is forever different. Not complaining, just starting to feel old.” A user added, “There is no reason to do this. There are so many original stories waiting to be put onto the big screen. End the remake madness.”
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