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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Lord of the Rings: Jackson had a “first-look deal” with the Weinsteins: Edit Log

Chen G.

Jul 3, 3:28pm

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Jackson had a “first-look deal” with the Weinsteins

Having distributed his The Frighteners, Jackson had to pitch whatever idea he had for another film to Miramax, first. When he has the choice, he likes to switch production companies: having made films for Universal, Disney and Warner Brothers.

Being that Jackson originated the idea, he did have the privilege of taking it elsewhere. It was *his* idea to do The Lord of the Rings.

That’s genuinely very unique: Coppola didn’t originate the idea of doing The Godfather. Lean didn’t originate the idea of Bridge on the River Kwai; Spielberg didn’t come up with Jaws, etc...and it’s true of all of his filmography.

(This post was edited by Chen G. on Jul 3, 3:34pm)

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