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The Hunt for Gollum: New Lord of the Rings Film Announced

Peter Jackson and Andy Serkis are teaming up once again for a new Lord of the Rings film set to release in 2026. Titled "The Hunt for Gollum," this movie marks the beginning of a fresh series in the beloved franchise.

Behind the Scenes

Andy Serkis, known for his iconic portrayal of Gollum, will not only star in the film but also take on the director's chair. Meanwhile, Peter Jackson, along with writing partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, will be actively involved in the script development.

Exploring Untold Storylines

The film promises to delve into previously untold storylines within Middle-earth. Fans can expect a captivating journey back to the familiar and mysterious world of hobbits, wizards, and epic quests.

Warner Bros' Ambitious Plans

Warner Bros CEO David Zaslav expressed excitement about the project, recognizing the immense potential of the Lord of the Rings franchise. He stated, "Lord of the Rings is one of the most successful and revered franchises in history and presents a significant opportunity for theatrical business."

Words from the Creators

In a joint statement, Jackson, Walsh, and Boyens shared their enthusiasm: "It is an honor and a privilege to travel back to Middle-earth with our good friend and collaborator, Andy Serkis, who has unfinished business with that stinker – Gollum!" Serkis added, "Yesssss, Precious. The time has come once more to venture into the unknown with my dear friends, the extraordinary and incomparable guardians of Middle-earth, Peter, Fran, and Philippa … it’s just all too delicious …"

Legacy of the Original Trilogy

Peter Jackson's live-action trilogy, released between 2001 and 2003, earned over $2.9 billion worldwide and won 17 Academy Awards. The final installment, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," secured the coveted Best Picture award.

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