Amazon asked Peter Jackson to co-create The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, then changed its mind

Amazon asked Peter Jackson to co-create The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, then changed its mind

Amazon called Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson to take part in the creation of the series “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power”, but then the studio changed its mind. Creator of “The Hobbit” and trilogy “Lord of the Rings” replied to the authors of the series that in order to answer he needed to read the script. But Jackson's script was never submitted – and no one else contacted him.

Amazon invited Peter Jackson to take part in the creation of the series “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” and then changed her mind

First frame from Amazon's The Lord of the Rings series, 2021

“They asked me if I wanted to participate – and I said, 'It's impossible to answer that question without seeing the script. As soon as we receive the first couple of scripts, we will send them to you.” And the script never showed up. That's the last I heard and that's okay. No complaints at all,” Jackson recalled to Scott Feinberg in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Amazon invited Peter Jackson to take part in the creation of the series “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power” , and then changed her mind

Peter Jackson

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Amazon say they want to separate series from films. However, Jackson emphasized that he does not feed the image in the Amazon series and wants to watch it as a fan of the franchise.

Recall that Peter Jackson is preparing a new large-scale project about the legendary rock band The Beatles.