Peter Jackson claims Amazon ignored him during production of ‘The Rings of Power’ series

Peter Jackson said during an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast, reported by Insider that the production of the upcoming prequel series The Rings of Power had contacted him… only to leave him afterwards without any news!

While the production of the series had asked him if he would be ready to get involved in the new project, as well as the screenwriter and producer Fran Walsh, the director of the trilogies The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit replied “That’s an impossible question to answer without seeing a script”.

This didn’t seem to be a problem, and the producers replied that they would send out the first two scripts as soon as they were ready. But Peter Jackson was never contacted afterwards, and of course did not receive a script. “That’s the last thing I heard, which is good. No complaints from me, at all,” the overlooked director clarifies.


On the contrary, very fair play, the Oscar-winning director explained to Kim Masters in the podcast “The Business” that he felt perfectly comfortable with the project and had no resentment. He waits for the film, like a simple spectator, but, knowing the difficulty of this job, prefers to rejoice in seeing good films. “The only thing I’m looking forward to is seeing him as a perfectly neutral viewer,” he concluded.

Amazon Studios bosses say they have ‘the utmost respect for Peter Jackson and the movies The Lord of the Rings and we’re thrilled he can’t wait to watch The Rings of Power they commented, explaining that they had been “forced to keep the series distinct and separate from the movies.” Peter Jackson might have liked to have had the scoop on this information…

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