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Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?

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Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« on: April 11, 2018, 12:14:56 PM »
Peter Jackson made The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies, but why has he not bothered making sequels after Return of the King? or film adaptations of Silmarillion, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil and The Children of Húrin.

He has not made any new movies sinse The Hobbit Trilogy. Whats stopping him from returning to the Middle Earth movies?.

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2018, 12:23:16 PM »
Amazon is going to be making a Middle Earth TV show. I’ll guarantee they have called Jackson.
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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 12:33:42 PM »
Amazon is going to be making a Middle Earth TV show. I’ll guarantee they have called Jackson.

Did they confirm he's returning or was it just a rumor?.

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 01:45:21 PM »
I hope he doesn't draw things out needlessly like The Hobbit.  Hobbit should have been one movie.

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 03:02:17 PM »
The Silmarillion is going to be impossible to adapt well.

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 10:06:29 PM »
The Silmarillion is going to be impossible to adapt well.

What makes that book impossible to make into a movie?.

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 10:15:18 PM »
Have you read it?
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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 10:17:17 PM »
The Silmarillion is going to be impossible to adapt well.

What makes that book impossible to make into a movie?.

A TV series, sure, just make it anthology style.  Movie?  You'd either have to make multiple movies about the different stories and eras or one wildly incoherent catch-all. 

If they wanted to do a movie series, I imagine they'd take the approach they're doing with Tolkien's "new" books like The Fall of Gondolin and Children of Hurin, which is to take bits from the Silmarillion and his notes and compile them to create a fuller narrative for each individual story/movie.

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2018, 10:34:37 PM »

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 10:47:10 PM »
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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 01:20:37 AM »
It's like making a movie about any mythology

It's genuinely not that hard

Beren and Luthien would make me cry 9 times, seeing that shit on screen

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 11:05:23 PM »
It's like making a movie about any mythology

It's genuinely not that hard

Beren and Luthien would make me cry 9 times, seeing that shit on screen
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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2018, 11:04:57 AM »
Peter Jackson has not made sequels to Return of the King?, It would not hurt to make new original stories.

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2018, 04:58:49 AM »
Peter Jackson has not made sequels to Return of the King?, It would not hurt to make new original stories.
I was about to point out how ballistic LotR fans would get if you did stories with the canon that weren't adapted from something Tolkein had written

Then I remembered the Shadows of games

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Re: Peter Jackson returning for Lord of the Rings?
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2018, 10:45:15 AM »
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I was about to point out how ballistic LotR fans would get if you did stories with the canon that weren't adapted from something Tolkein had written

Then I remembered the Shadows of games

Unlike the games you mentioned, Maybe it depends if Peter Jackson can give the original stories good writing.