Warner Bros. making films about Lord of the Rings
The director's name has not yet been announced. The film studio is consulting with the director of the previous film adaptation, Peter Jackson.
Warner Bros. will update the film franchise based on the 1954 series of Middle-earth novels by John R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. This was announced by the executive director of the film studio David Zaslav. Newly named Creative Content Officers Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy have signed a deal to produce "several" films based on the British writer and philologist's iconic works.
The practical development of the projects will be handled by WB's New Line Cinema division. The previous film adaptation of Tolkien's trilogy directed by Peter Jackson came out in 2001 with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, continued in 2003 with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and ended in the same 2003 with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Rings: The Return of the King, grossing $3 billion worldwide. From 2012 to 2014, the director made a trilogy about the Hobbit, which also had good results in the box office.
The name of the director who will direct the new films is still unknown. But in a press statement, Jackson and his main creative franchise partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens said that Warner Bros. and Embracer "keep them informed every step of the way" as the franchise is resurrected.