Lord of the Rings new film introduced with returning star ‘The time has come’ | Films | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Plans for a number of Lord of the Rings motion pictures have been within the works for the final 12 months and it’s about time given over a decade has handed since The Hobbit trilogy.  Aside from the anime Lord of the Rings: War of Rohirrim due this Christmas, followers are hankering for extra live-action adventures exterior of Prime’s prequel TV collection.

Today Warner Bros introduced that Peter Jackson is returning to provide two, with the primary set for launch in 2026. Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum will see Andy Serkis reprise his motion-capture function from the unique trilogy and likewise take up the director’s chair.

The upcoming Middle-earth journey is within the early stage of script growth and can “explore storylines yet to be told”, in accordance with Warner Bros CEO David Zaslav.

Given Gollum died in The Return of the King and he’d been alive for lots of of years prior, presumably the film might be a prequel set many years earlier than The Lord of the Rings. Perhaps the plot will even deal with Mordor capturing and torturing him over the whereabouts of the One Ring, as briefly depicted within the opening of The Fellowship of the Ring?

Warner Bros studio bosses Mike De Luca and Pam Andy, who secured a deal to make a number of motion pictures based mostly on JRR Tolkien’s books, mentioned: “For over two decades, moviegoers have embraced the Lord of the Rings film trilogy because of the undeniable devotion Peter, Fran and Philippa have shown towards protecting the legacy of Tolkien’s works, and to ensure audiences could experience the incredible world he created in a way that honours his literary vision.

“We are honoured they have agreed be our partners on these two new films. With Andy coming aboard to direct Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum, we continue an important commitment to excellence that is a true hallmark of how we all want to venture ahead and further contribute to the Lord of the Rings cinematic history.”

Jackson and fellow returning producers Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens added: “It is an honour and a privilege to travel back to Middle-earth with our good friend and collaborator, Andy Serkis, who has unfinished business with that Stinker — Gollum! As life long fans of Professor Tolkien’s vast mythology, we are proud to be working with Mike De Luca, Pam Abdy and the entire team at Warner Bros. on another epic adventure!”

Gollum star and director Serkis himself mentioned: “Yesssss, Precious. The time has come once more to venture into the unknown with my dear friends, the extraordinary and incomparable guardians of Middle Earth Peter, Fran and Philippa. With Mike and Pam, and the Warner Bros team on the quest as well, alongside WETA and our filmmaking family in New Zealand, it’s just all too delicious…”

Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum hits cinemas in 2026.