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09th May 2024

New Lord of the Rings movie coming from Peter Jackson in 2026

Nina McLaughlin

Peter Jackson is back, everyone!

A new Lord of the Rings film is set to be released in 2026, with the director of the original trilogy Peter Jackson set to return for the project.

Jackson returns to produce alongside his writing partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens.

Variety reports that the trio “will be involved every step of the way” in the Warner Bros-backed project.

“‘Lord of the Rings’ is one of the most successful and revered franchises in history and presents a significant opportunity for theatrical business,” Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said.

New Lord of the Rings movie coming from Peter Jackson in 2026.

It is currently in the early stages of development, but Zaslav explained that it will “explore storylines yet to be told.”

Although the project is yet to be given a name, it’s sure to be one of the most hotly anticipated releases over the next few years.

If you can’t wait that long then check out some of the great flicks that are on tonight.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – Film Four – 6.25pm
The third installment in the Indiana Jones film series and the sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark sees Harrison Ford return as Indy, whose father (Sean Connery) has been kidnapped and held hostage by the Nazis while on a journey to find the Holy Grail.

The Lady in the Van – BBC Four – 9pm
2015 comedy-drama based on a memoir by Alan Bennett and starring Maggie Smith as Mary Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a dilapidated van on Bennett’s driveway in north London for 15 years.

House of Gucci – BBC Two – 11.15pm
Ridley Scott’s 2021 biographical drama following the dynasty of the iconic fashion brand Gucci and starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino.

Stuber – Film Four – 11.25pm
2019 buddy cop action comedy which follows a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) who picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer.

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