Yesterday, Warner Bros. Discovery had a small presentation of its financial results, and CEO David Zaslav revealed that they had made a deal to make several movies based on the Lord of the Rings books. New Line Cinema will be handling the project, which is promising as they were the ones who made the trilogy films last time.

New lord of the rings movies in the works

No filmmakers have been attached to the projects as yet, but in a statement to Variety, Jackson and his main “Lord of the Rings” collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens said Warner Bros. and Embracer “have kept us in the loop every step of the way.”

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,” said Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode. “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.

We don’t know much more than that right now. Amazon still seems to have the TV rights, so there may be new material there as well despite this deal.


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