Elijah Wood has cautious optimism about the upcoming Lord of the Rings films.
The Yellowjackets actor — finest identified for playing Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy — shared his thoughts on Warner Bros. acquiring a number of new franchise movies.
“I am fascinated and I’m excited. I hope it can be fantastic. I’m astonished — I you should not know why I’m surprised simply because, of system, there would be extra movies,” Wood, 42, explained to GQ in an job interview revealed Friday.
“Certainly, at the core of that, is a motivation to make a large amount of cash. It really is not that a bunch of executives are like, ‘Let’s make really magnificent art,'” he ongoing. “And, again, not begrudging anybody since, of system, it is commerce. But great art can come from commerce. So people two matters are not mutually exclusive.”
“But Lord of the Rings didn’t arrive out of that put,” Wooden pointed out. “It came out of a passion for these publications and wanting to see them recognized. And I hope that that is finally what will drive anything ahead with regardless of what these subsequent films are.”
He additional, “I just hope that it is the identical motivating variable at its main, anytime they seek the services of a screenwriter and a filmmaker — that it is with reverence for [J.R.R.] Tolkien’s material and enthusiasm to explore it.”
Together with New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. announced in February that the studio acquired a multi-calendar year offer to establish new capabilities dependent on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings textbooks and The Hobbit.
Whilst Warner Bros. beforehand unveiled 3 LOTR films and three Hobbit films, they assured that “the large, intricate and stunning universe dreamed up by J.R.R. Tolkien continues to be largely unexplored on film.”
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Peter Jackson’s are living-action Lord of the Rings trilogy strike theaters concerning 2001 and 2003, breaking a number of box place of work documents and raking in additional than $1 billion globally. The movies also acquired a mixed 17 Academy Awards.
He went on to direct three Hobbit movies for the studio, released from 2012 to 2014.
Meanwhile, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Electric power has been renewed for a second year at Amazon Prime Online video. The collection is not specifically dependent on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels but his 1977 posthumous assortment of myths and stories The Silmarillion.