Lord of the Rings Amazon series given a director

Lord of the Rings Amazon series — Amazon Prime Video has signed a contract with director Juan Antonio Bayona who will direct the first two episodes of his series based on The Lord of the Rings.

This is probably the most anticipated Amazon series project yet, the series Lord of the Rings has just found one of its directors. Juan Antonio Bayona, known for The Orphanage and more recently Jurassic World 2, has signed a contract to direct two episodes of the series expected on Amazon Prime Video.

Still without release date, this series will not re-stage the quests of Aragorn, Frodo or Gandalf during the War of the Ring. Indeed, Amazon Studios announced a few months ago that the series would take place during the Second Age of Middle Earth.

On Twitter, Juan Antonio Bayona confirmed the news published at the same time in a press release. “J.R.R. Tolkien created one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of all time. I can’t wait to take audiences around the world to Middle-earth and have them discover the wonders of the Second Age, with a never before seen story,” the director says.

At the moment, Amazon Studios has still not discussed in detail the story adapted by the series. One thing is certain, however, there will be no question of the destruction of the One Ring in the bowels of the Mountain of Destiny.

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According to Matt Galsor, spokesperson for Tolkien Estate and Trust and Harper Collins: “Sharon [Tal Yguado, director of Amazon Studios’ scripted series] and his team at Amazon Studios have fantastic ideas to bring to the screen stories that are still unexplored and based on JRR Tolkien’s original work.”

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