This new foray into the world of JRR Tolkien would be based on the novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Last year, Swedish games company Embracer Group acquired the rights to films, games, merchandising, theme parks and live productions. Yesterday, Warner Bros announced that it has entered into a multi-year deal with Embracer Group, which allows it to develop new films.
But without TV broadcasting?
The catch is that in terms of TV broadcasting rights, Amazon owns them to produce and broadcast The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (whose first season aired last year ). Warner Bros should therefore do without a streaming/TV broadcast?
As a reminder, the trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, released from 2001 to 2003, brought in $2.9 billion at the box office. For its part, New Line is developing an animated feature The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim, which should be released in 2024. In short, the Tolkien sponge is far from being completely wrung out. Source: The Hollywood Reporter