Newer version of Lord of the Rings announced for 2026

Lord of the Rings which is well known among fans of its trilogy are excited after Warner Bros. Discovery boss David Zaslav announced a newer version of Lord of the Rings movie to come out in 2026.

Newer version Lord of the rings
Image: Still from lord of the rings/ IMDB

Peter Jackson Collabs with Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens

As per reports of IGN, Peter Jackson, the director who came to fame with the Lord of the Rings triology of films along with the Hobbit movies will be collaborating with the co-writers Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh to produce the untitled film as the first among the set of the newer version of Lord of the Rings. David Zaslav has mentioned that an early script is on the way and all the three films will be involved every step of the way.

david Zaslav mentioned that the new movie of Lord of the Rings ” will explore storylines yet to be told”, adding before he mentioned that most of the movie franchises such as the DC Universe, Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings are “largely underused. “We are hard at work fixing that”.

As per sources from the Hollywood reporter, the first film , from Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will be called Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum (WT), Along with Andy Serkis to star in it and direct the feature.

Statements from the director, writers and Serkis

In a statement by Jackson, Boyens and Walsh, they said “It is an honor and a privilege to travel back to the Middle-earth with our good friend and collaborator, Andy Serkis, who has unfinished business with that Stinker – Gollum!”, they further added that “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!”

Zaslav also said that “Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful and revered franchises in history and presents a significant opportunity for our theatrical business,” Zaslav said.

“For over two decades, moviegoers have embraced the “Lord of the Rings” film triology 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 honors his literary vision,” De Luca and Abdy said in a statement Thursday. “We are honored 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 commitmenet to excellence that is the a true hallmark of how we all want to venture ahead and further contribute to the Lord of the Rings cinematic history.

“Yesssss, Precious,” said Andy Serkis. “The time has come once more to venture into the unknown with my dear friends, the extraordinary and incomparable guardians of the 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..”

The Original Lord of the Rings Success

The trilogy movie is widely regarded as one the most popular and influential movies of its time. The movie was a huge success that earned it nation wide acclamation from critiques will becoming the highest grossing film series of all time with grossing over 2.9 billion USD at that time. The Lord of the Rings portrayed sincere and honest emotions that it received 17 Academy Award making it one of the sough after achievement in the film Industry.

Along with that the Lord of the Rings novel is one of the best-selling novels ever written. The novel also sold approximately more than 200 million copies worldwide.

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