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'Lord of the Rings' Director Peter Jackson Says 'Rings of Power' Prequel Series Team Ghosted Him

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson was ghosted — but he's holding no grudges. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast on Thursday, the Academy Award-winning director, 60, said that the team producing Amazon's upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, left him hanging after holding initial conversations tied to him getting onboard.
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Sir Peter Jackson ghosted by Rings of Power producers

Sir Peter Jackson claims he was ghosted by the makers of the upcoming 'Lord of the Rings' prequel series. The 60-year-old director - who helmed both the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies based on J.R.R. Tolkein's work - revealed the production team behind Amazon's TV saga 'The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' had initially contacted him about the possibility of being involved with the show but after an initial conversation, he never heard from them again.

Lord of the Rings: Peter Jackson Says Amazon Series Never Contacted Him

Ever since Amazon announced their intention to make a TV series set in the world of The Lord of the Rings, a show that will come to fruition very soon with The Rings of Power, there was curiosity from fans on if Peter Jackson would be involved in some capacity. Having directed the trilogy of movies adapting the three books and then another trilogy based on The Hobbit (and some other Tolkein tales), plus winning three Academy Awards for his work on the films, it seemed like a no brainer. Jackson himself expressed an interest in taking a look and lending a hand too, but now has revealed that Amazon totally ghosted him.

Peter Jackson Says 'Rings of Power' Series Ghosted Him

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings TV series, Rings of Power is on its way to our screens next month. The latest on-screen production based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien has been on the minds of many to see if it lives up to its predecessor, the Oscar Award-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, the man who directed that as well as The Hobbit trilogy, Peter Jackson has revealed the connection he has had with the new big-budget series.

Lord of the Rings Director Peter Jackson Says Rings of Power Team Ghosted Him

Click here to read the full article. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson is not involved in Amazon’s upcoming series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and now we know why: They straight-up ghosted him. Jackson recalled during The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast that both he and Fran Walsh (who co-wrote and co-produced the LOTR trilogy) were asked if they wanted to be involved with the show. “I said, ‘That’s an impossible question to answer without seeing a script,’’” he explained on the podcast. But after being told the first few scripts would be sent over, Jackson...

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Director Peter Jackson’s Labor Of Love: “It Still Makes Me Smile” – Contenders TV: The Nominees

Click here to read the full article. Peter Jackson’s mesmerizing Disney+ documentary The Beatles: Get Back was supposed to be a six-hour immersion into the recording of Let It Be and the last live concert by rock music’s most famous band before they split up and headed toward solo careers. “I didn’t want to make the movie about the Beatles breaking up,” Jackson told Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline’s Contenders TV: The Nominees panel. “It’s not a film about a band that’s breaking up — it’s about a band that’s trying not to break up.” Contenders TV: The Nominees — Deadline’s Complete Coverage But...