It has been a while since there has been any development with the much-awaited and talked-about Lord of the Rings that is being worked upon at Amazon Prime. With some of the biggest names being roped in, to the fact that the streaming service is going all-out in order to make the show as big as Game Of Thrones has only raised the stakes even more.
And now, we are back to inform you about a major occurrence that has taken place with the series. According to a report in Variety, J.A. Bayona has been roped in to direct two episodes of the series.
It is being said that in addition to directing, he will serve as executive producer on the series along with his producing partner Belén Atienza. Bayona most recently directed the blockbuster film “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which grossed over $1.3 billion at the global box office. Bayona previously directed the critically-acclaimed film “The Orphanage,” as well as films like “The Impossible,” “A Monster Calls,” and the first two episodes of the Showtime series “Penny Dreadful.”
“J.R.R. Tolkien created one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of all time, and as a lifelong fan it is an honor and a joy to join this amazing team,” said Bayona. “I can’t wait to take audiences around the world back to Middle-earth and have them discover the wonders of the Second Age, with a never-before-seen story.”
As known, the series will be produced by Amazon Studios in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment.