Photo: Peter Jackson prevented ‘Lord of the Rings’ from falling into the hands of Harvey Weinstein / Via New Line Cinema
The filmmaker, Peter jackson would have made the trilogy of ‘Lord of the Rings’ escape from the hands of Harvey weinstein.
The odyssey that had to go through Peter jackson to bring to the screen the trilogy of ‘Lord of the Rings’ has already been told on many occasions and it is well known that Miramax, owned by Bob Y Harvey weinstein I originally wanted to do only two movies.
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Eventually Jackson he managed to move his contract for the trilogy with New Line Cinema, who allowed him to make three films, including a series of scenes, as his favorite where they appear Gollum Y Smeagol Confronting, which had been cut for timing reasons from the original plan for two movies.
According to information from the portal Polygon, Jackson had deliberately leaked two scripts from the trilogy to the website, Ain’t it cool, as a way to get attention. Jackson would have taken care that the script reached the hands of the writer Drew McWeeny, who wrote a review on the potential of the project.
This caused the project to receive attention, eventually leading Jackson to confront the Weinsteins and be able to have the opportunity to pitch the project idea to New Line Cinema.
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“They (the team of LOTR) felt they were creating something great and were worried that they might not find a studio that wanted to work with them. So they decided to filter the scripts « , revealed the writer McWeeny.
On the other hand, while the series that Amazon prepares about the mythological world of JRR Tolkien continues with its production, Elijah Wood stated that it does not seem appropriate to call the project ‘Lord of the Rings’ since it has nothing to do with the time in which it will be located.