Amazon Studios maakt regisseur The Lord of the Rings serie bekend

Amazon Studios heeft bekend gemaakt dat de eerste twee afleveringen van The Lord of the Rings serie worden geregisseerd door Juan Antonio Bayona. De veelgeprezen filmmaker (The Orphanage, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Impossible) zal daarnaast als uitvoerend producent optreden naast zijn productiepartner Belén Atienza. Bayona zei:

“J.R.R. Tolkien created one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of all time, and as a lifelong fan it is an honor and a joy to join this amazing team. I can’t wait to take audiences around the world back to Middle-earth and have them discover the wonders of the Second Age, with a never-before-seen story.”

Jennifer Salke, hoofd van Amazon Studios, voegde toe:

“The scope and breadth of J.A.’s world-building is exactly the right fit for our ambitions for The Lord of the Rings. He’s a passionate and collaborative director who has brought new stories to life with his multitalented producing partner, Belén. We are all excited for them to join our writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, and we can’t think of a better way to begin this journey to Middle-earth.”

Schrijvers JD Payne en Patrick McKay zeiden:

“We are thrilled to have J.A. and Belen joining the fellowship as we continue to develop this epic series. We have been great admirers of J.A.’s work for years, and know that his epic, cinematic, and deeply heartfelt aesthetic is the perfect sensibility to bring Middle-earth to life anew.”