For over a month I have said I am rebuilding Hollywood from the ground up – starting with my stars, because stars are being preyed upon in backroom money deals. Then, I read this……….
With the amazing discovery I made about Hermann and Morris, while looking in my family tree, can there be any doubt I have been anointed to make the next Tolkien-like adventure – based upon my books and scripts?
Before Peter Jackson teamed up with New Line Cinema on his massive “The Lord of the Rings” movie trilogy, he first started developing his J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation at Miramax under the supervision of Harvey Weinstein. But trying to make an expensive fantasy epic with Weinstein proved impossible for Jackson, as is clear in British film writer Ian Nathan’s new book, “Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson & The Making of Middle-Earth.”
“It was literally guaranteed to disappoint every single person that has read that book,” Jackson told Nathan.
Jackson went to Kamins to say he and his partner Fran Walsh would not be able to adapt “The Lord of the Rings” in the specific ways Weinstein wanted. Thanks to some persuasion from the producer, Weinstein agreed to allow Jackson and Walsh to take their script elsewhere. The pair eventually set up shop at New Line Cinema and created one of the most famous movie trilogies in history.
Weinstein’s threats weren’t the only obstacle Jackson faced while developing “Lord of the Rings” at Miramax. The director made headlines last December for revealing that Weinstein blacklisted actresses Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino from being considered for casting, telling Jackson that both women were “a nightmare to work with” on set.