Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson says he never got to see scripts for Amazon's upcoming prequel series The Rings of Power, despite having been asked to be involved with the project.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker recalled being approached by the studio, though when he asked to see scripts, he never heard back from the studio, leading to a professional ghosting of sorts. "They asked if I would be interested in it," Jackson explained. "So I said, 'Have you got the scripts yet?' Because I know how hard the scripts were to write for the films, and I didn't know the people writing their scripts [newcomers J.D.
Payne and Patrick McKay are showrunners]. They said, 'Oh no, we haven't got the scripts yet, but as soon as we do, we'll send you [them].' So I was waiting for the scripts to arrive, and they never did." The New Zealander – who helmed The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, and all three Hobbit movies – went on to state that he wasn't too bothered about the lack of follow-up.
In fact, he's "looking forward to actually seeing it as a perfectly neutral viewer." He continued: "I'm not the sort of guy who wishes ill will.Read more on gamesradar.com