The series the Lord of the Rings Amazon is to find a director, except

In preparation for almost two years in the board of Amazon Studios, the series the Lord of the Rings remains, even today, mysterious. Anticipated as the next Game of Thrones, Amazon is careful to reveal details about its future flagship series. It is known only that the story should be in the Second Age, about 3,000 years before the story signed J. R. R. Tolkien, and worn with flair by Peter Jackson in the film.

If fans of the trilogy can be sceptical, a press release surprise Amazon we brings a good news to reassure them on the quality of the series, since Amazon has just announced the name of the director of the first two episodes of the show. This is Juan Antonio Bayona, the Spanish filmmaker who had already shown at the head of Jurassic World : Fallen Kingdom and the enormous box-office success that followed.

The director is eager to announce the news on his Twitter account, stating that ” J. R. R. Tolkien has created one of the most extraordinary and inspiring stories of all time, and as a fan of always it is an honor and a joy to join this amazing team. I look forward to taking the audience around the world in the middle Earth and discover the wonders of the Second Age, with a story never seen before. “

J. A. Bayona has quickly become one of filmmakers most prized of Hollywood, having first of all noted by The Orphanage, produced by Guillermo Del Toro and presented at the Cannes film Festival in 2007 that the film had had the right to a standing ovation of nearly 10 minutes. Followed by the blockbuster The Impossible in 2012, a film that has, incidentally, revealed to the young Tom Holland in the general public. He then chained the success with a Few minutes after midnight in 2016, and especially the sequel to Jurassic World in the last year.

The Spanish filmmaker will be able to fully develop the side of Fantasy for a Few minutes after midnight in the series from Amazon, and could offer the project a new dimension, as stressed in Amazon, whose representatives admit to being ” admirers of the work of J. A. for many years, and we know that his aesthetic is epic, cinematic and deeply authentic is just what we needed to give a new face to Middle-Earth. “