The second and third Lord of the Rings movies could have gone straight to video and The Hobbit movies are devoid of subtlety ”to the power of 10”, a star of the first trilogy claims.
In reality, the three movies in the Rings trilogy had long runs in cinemas around the world. The trilogy became one of the world’s biggest movie franchises, laid the groundwork for Wellington’s booming film industry, boosted New Zealand’s tourism industry, and made Sir Peter Jackson an industry superstar.
It could have all turned out a lot differently.
In an interview