6 May 2018

Ian Nathan: twists and turns of Peter Jackson's journey to LOTR

From Sunday Morning, 10:30 am on 6 May 2018

A fascinating book by British film writer Ian Nathan, "Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson & the Making of Middle-Earth", tells the behind-the-scenes challenges to get Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies made It also describes how one 25-minute preview of LOTR outside Cannes' main theatres blew the elite audience away. The former editor of Empire magazine also reveals how Harvey Weinstein rejected Peter Jackson's original idea for two films - but now, even though Weinstein didn't make LOTR - it still makes him more money than any of his films.