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Why Amazon ghosted Peter Jackson when making The Lord of the Rings TV prequel

The wording of the statement released from Amazon Studios suggests some sort of conflict regarding Jackson’s potential involvement in the series by an external entity. If you recall, Jackson made both the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” trilogy under New Line Cinema, owned by Warner Bros. It’s likely that the studio has grasped Amazon Studios’ plans for a series and wants to. told the streamer that “The Rings of Power” can’t be a prequel to Jackson’s movies.

While Warner Bros. still own the rights to the two trilogy they produced, they may no longer have the rights to make new media about “Lord of the Rings”. According to the February report of Diversity, the adaptation rights to JRR Tolkien’s major book series lapsed after their rights owner, Saul Zaentz Co., sold them. However, Warner Bros. Commerce that they still maintain the film rights, leading to a settlement between the two entities that does not appear to have been publicly resolved.

As for where Prime Video’s “The Rings of Power” falls, they purchased the rights to the original literary series with the support of the Tolkien Estate. In an interview with Vanity FairJD Payne and Patrick McKay explain that they have rights to all the books Tolkien wrote, as well as their appendices.

“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” premieres on Prime Video on September 2, 2022.

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