Lord of the Rings Director Peter Jackson Says Amazon Series Forgot to Get Back to Him
Published 2 months ago
While LOTR: The Rings of Power looks pretty impressive on its own, fans are curious how the series will look next to Peter Jackson’s established Lord of the Rings films. As it turns out, Amazon did contact Jackson for some help on the show—but they never got back to him.
Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson revealed that Amazon had apparently ghosted him after they asked him if he wanted to give his notes on the upcoming series. He says:
“They asked me if I wanted to be involved — [writer-producer Fran Walsh] and I — and I said, ‘That’s an impossible question to answer without seeing a script,’… So they said, ‘As soon as we get the first couple scripts, we’ll send them to you.’ And the scripts never showed up. That’s the last thing I heard, which is fine. No complaints at all.”
We don’t have any official reason why Amazon would ghost Jackson especially since his movies are so highly regarded, but some speculate that it could have something to do with the Tolkien estate who are allegedly not huge fans of Jackson’s adaptations.
Even though Jackson isn’t involved in any capacity, I think the status of the movie alone is enough to influence the series. After all, Lord of the Rings is one of the largest fantasy franchises of all time, and Amazon would do well to keep close to the tone of those films.
Hopefully we have nothing to worry about. Catch The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power when it premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Sept. 2.