Along with its 2001 fantasy peer, the Harry Potter franchise, The Lord of the Rings series is an adaptation solid enough that it bought a good half-century lease on being rebooted. Sure, they cut some things out, but the casting and execution was so immediately revered that Millennials should be able to go into their non-retirement before worrying about seeing a new version. Spin-offs, sequels, and prequels, sure—but not the actual thing again.
Behold and weep, fellow Millennials: it seems we may be seeing the actual thing again. They’re rebooting Lord of the Rings.
In an earnings call Thursday, Warner Bros. and New Line reportedly announced a deal that would see them making “multiple” films from the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
No further details have been revealed, and no creative talent is yet attached (Peter Jackson and his collaborators said they’ve been kept “in the loop” but aren’t affiliated at this point). The big news is just that there is no longer One Ring to rule them all. There’s actually also this other ring that will probably be protected by one of the kids from Stranger Things.