Lord Of The Rings Aiming To Become A "Star Wars-Like Franchise," But There Are No Scripts Yet – Report

WB/New Line not too long ago introduced plans to make further The Lord of the Rings motion pictures, and now it is come to mild that the businesses are hoping to create a “Star Wars-like franchise” out of LOTR.

A supply advised The Hollywood Reporter that, “Warner Bros. hopes to turn LOTR into a Star Wars-like franchise.” That’s all of the report needed to say about that, however the suggestion can be that WB believes it will possibly develop and increase LOTR to turn out to be an much more gigantic collection than it already is.

Star Wars, for instance, contains motion pictures, TV reveals, and numerous different variations and merchandising. For what it is value, LOTR does quite a lot of those self same issues already.

The THR report additionally talked about that it is nonetheless very early days for any new LOTR motion pictures, claiming “there are no scripts yet.”

Executives have stated these movies–whatever they prove to be–will not be remakes or retread floor already lined by Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

“For all the scope and detail lovingly packed into the two trilogies, the vast, complex and dazzling universe dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien remains largely unexplored on film. The opportunity to invite fans deeper into the cinematic world of Middle-earth is an honor, and we are excited to partner with Middle-earth Enterprises and Embracer on this adventure,” WB stated.

A key distinction between The Rings of Power and the brand new movies from WB/New Line is that Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens–the Oscar-winning trio behind The Lord of the Rings films–have been briefed and are in discussions with WB/New Line in regards to the new initiatives. They had been unnoticed of participation with The Rings of Power.

One Lord of the Rings movie from Warner Bros. and New Line is already in manufacturing. The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is an animated movie about one of many legendary kings of Rohan, and is ready 183 earlier than the occasions of the unique movies, that includes Brian Cox and Mirando Otto as voice actors.

When Embracer acquired the movie rights, it floated movies about Gandalf, Aragorn, Galadriel, and Eowyn as potential, future initiatives. Whether or not any of those concepts get made into movies is unknown.

As for the Lord of the Rings online game collection, there are 5 new video games set for launch within the subsequent two years, together with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Return to Moria, Heroes of Middle-earth, and extra.

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