Elijah Wooden’s Opinion on New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Motion pictures Plan

Elijah Wooden has given his ideas on the latest information that extra Lord Of The Rings movies are in improvement.

In February, it was introduced that Warner Bros and New Line had signed a deal to make “a number of” new motion pictures based mostly on J. R. R. Tolkien’s books by way of New Line Cinema, which produced the unique Peter Jackson-directed trilogy between 2001 and 2003.

Throughout a latest interview with GQ (through Leisure Weekly), Wooden – who portrayed Frodo Baggins within the authentic trilogy – shared his opinion on the plans to convey LOTR again to the large display screen.

“I’m fascinated and I’m excited. I hope it’s good,” the actor advised the publication. “I’m shocked — I don’t know why I’m shocked due to course there could be extra motion pictures.”

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav had beforehand expressed his need to create new content material based mostly on widespread franchises owned by the studio, together with Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings.

Wooden added: “Clearly on the core of that may be a need to make some huge cash. It’s not {that a} bunch of executives are like, ‘Let’s make actually superior artwork’. And, once more, not begrudging anyone as a result of, after all, it’s commerce. However nice artwork can come from commerce. So these two issues aren’t mutually unique.”

Sean Astin (Sam), Elijah Wooden (Frodo), Dominic Monaghan (Merry) and Billy Boyd (Pippin) in ‘The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King’ (2003). Credit score: Alamy Inventory Photograph.

He continued: “However [Jackson’s] Lord Of The Rings didn’t come out of that place. It got here out of a ardour for these books and desirous to see them realised. And I hope that that’s in the end what is going to drive the whole lot ahead with no matter these subsequent motion pictures are.

“I simply hope that it’s the identical motivating issue at its core, each time they rent a screenwriter and a filmmaker — that it’s with reverence for Tolkien’s materials and enthusiasm to discover it.”

Following the announcement of the brand new LOTR motion pictures, the screenwriters and filmmakers behind the unique trilogy – Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens – stated in an announcement that Warner Bros and Embracer had “stored us within the loop each step of the way in which”.

“We stay up for talking with them additional to listen to their imaginative and prescient for the franchise shifting ahead,” they added.

Earlier this month, a fireplace broke out on the set of The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Energy, which is presently filming for its second season.

Initially, season two of the present was set for launch later this yr. Nonetheless, again in December, the corporate’s head of tv Vernon Sanders confirmed that this had been delayed.


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