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Entertainment Is Peter Jackson back for LOTR series?

10:05  07 june  2018
10:05  07 june  2018 Source:   digitalspy.com

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We have confirmed that Amazon is actively reaching out to multiple established writers, directors and showrunners for their visions of the billion dollar LOTR series . Peter Jackson is of course on the list… But one of many currently pitching.

Sir Peter Jackson’s representative has clarified to Digital Spy that he is not involved Amazon’s planned Lord of the Rings series.: Is Peter Jackson back for LOTR series?© Darren Gerrish/WireImage - Getty Images Is Peter Jackson back for LOTR series? There are lots of conflicting stories out there about whether or not Sir Peter Jackson will return to the world of Middle-earth for Amazon's mega-expensive Lord of the Rings episodic series.

The filmmaker famously picked up multiple Oscars for bringing the incredible world of J. R. R. Tolkien to the big screen in both the LOTR and Hobbit films, so it was only natural for fans to speculate that he'd be interested in returning for Amazon's half-billion dollar investment in Lord of the Rings.

There were rumblings in April from Jackson's attorney Peter Nelson that a dialogue had been opened up with Amazon, and this week, multiple foreign-language outlets supposedly quoted Jackson saying that he was helping put together the Lord of the Rings series' creative team.

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Should Peter Jackson commit to the Lord of the Rings series , it'd be interesting to see how Amazon would look to involve him. After all, Jackson produced, directed, and was involved in the screenplay for both LOTR -related film trilogies. Back to top.

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Digital Spy went to Jackson's representatives on Thursday (June 7) for clarity and they told us that the director is not involved in Amazon's project at this time.

Jackson is currently very busy producing the long-awaited film adaptation of apocalyptic novel Mortal Engines, and an exhaustive documentary for the BBC that will reconstruct World War I using never-before-seen footage.

Meanwhile, of his former colleagues, Andy Serkis (aka Gollum) and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) have both ruled themselves out of Amazons' show - but Sir Ian McKellen seems keen to play Gandalf again!

a man looking at the camera: The Lord of the Rings: Gandalf© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc The Lord of the Rings: Gandalf

"Gandalf is over 7,000 years old, so I'm not too old [yet]," he recently joked.

Amazon Prime Video's series will fit into Lord of the Rings lore in the period before The Fellowship of the Ring and will be an original story, with the blessing of the Tolkien estate.

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