New Lord of the Rings (LOTR) film franchise has reportedly reached an agreement with Warner Bros. to work on several new films.
Variety on Thursday (23/2) US time reported that the CEO of Warner Bros. David Zaslav confirmed that two of their studio’s new officials, Mike De Luca and Pam Abdy, were the main figures who bridged the initiation.
Peter Jackson remains involved
Although details on the director involved have yet to be confirmed, LOTR trilogy director Peter Jackson and his collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens are said to remain involved in the project.
“We look forward to continuing to discuss with them further to hear their vision for this franchise in the future,” said Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens in their official statement, as reported by via Variety.
The latest LOTR film projects will under the umbrella of the production house owned by Warner Bros. New Line Cinema will work with Embracer Group, the official licensee for adaptations of Tolkien’s novels for the LOTR and The Hobbit franchises.
On the other hand, this agreement also welcomed by Freemode, the company that owns the film license under the Embracer umbrella. This deal will come under the umbrella of Middle-earth Enterprises.
“Following the recent acquisition of Middle-earth Enterprises, we are excited to embark on a new collaborative journey with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures to bring the world of J.R.R. Tolkien back to the big screen in a new and exciting way,” said Lee Guinchard, CEO of Freemode , reported by Variety.
Headed by De Luca and Abdy
Meanwhile, De Luca and Abdy are two high-ranking figures who have just joined Warner Bros. to head up studio New Line.
Previously, De Luca and Abdy left MGM which had been acquired by Amazon – the broadcast rights holder for LOTR on the streaming service.
According to Variety, De Luca and Abdy said New Line would “take an unprecedented path to bringing the incredible story, characters and world of LOTR to life on the big screen.”
They also say, all the scope and extensive detail that has presented in the two previous trilogies, still does not summarize the entire amazing story of Tolkien’s book.
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Synopsis of The Lord of the Rings 3
This film will continue the adventure story of the previous film when Gandalf (Ian McKellen) with Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) and Theoden (Bernard Hill) managed to survive the attacks of Sauron’s troops and save the King. Rohan.
Instantly, the warriors who destroyed the One Ring took King Rohan to Helm’s Deep to celebrate their victory. However, the celebration only lasted temporarily. By the time Pippin (Billy Boyd) witnessed an apparition of Sauron, a tree was on fire.
Gandalf then interpreted the events as Sauron’s plan to attack Gondor’s capital city of Minas Tirith. Gandalf and Pippin hastened to Gondor to warn the king of this.
On a different occasion, Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) continues his journey to Mount Doom for the mission to destroy Sauron’s One Ring. He goes on the trip with Sam (Sean Astin), led by Gollum (Andy Serkis). spent all his travel provisions and wanted to take possession of the One Ring.
Therefore, Frodo asked Sam to come home. The journey was continued Frodo and Gollum are dangerous. Gollum then incites Frodo to get into Shelob’s giant spider web. Not wanting to be fooled, he chose to fight against Gollum until finally making Gollum fall into the abyss.
But soon, Shelob managed to detect Frodo’s presence and immediately wrapped around him with his spider web. Luckily, the figure of Sam who decided to return to Mount Doom managed to find Frodo in a helpless condition.
Synopsis of The Lord of the Rings 3
With a heavy heart, Sam immediately took Sauron’s One Ring to destroyed immediately. He thought Frodo had lost his life. Then, instead he saw a group of Orcs carrying Frodo’s body. Sam then realized that Frodo was not dead.
The battle between Sam and the Orcs is inevitable. Even though it was heavy, he finally managed to save Frodo’s life and immediately continued on to Mount Doom.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King directed by Peter Jackson. The film adapted from the third part of the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
This film is the final installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy after The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Two Towers (2002).
The film returns to the cast of previous films, including Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Billy Boyd, and Orlando Bloom.
When it premiered in 2003, the film The Return of the King grossed US $ 1.1 billion from global screenings.
This amount made this film the highest-grossing film of 2003 and the second-highest-grossing film of all time at the time of its release, as well as the highest-grossing film released by New Line Cinema.