The Lotr Movies Were Something Peter Jackson Wanted Derren Brown To Forget


But don't worry. Jackson doesn't hate the films secretly; instead, he has a sweeter reason for doing so. "I always felt unlucky that I never got to see the Lord of the Rings movies as a completely unexpected film," Jackson told The Hollywood Reporter. By the time they were screening, I had been immersed in it for about five years.

The fact that I couldn't see them like everyone else was such a loss for me. “Honestly, I considered going to a hypnotherapy guy to hypnotize me to make me forget about the films and the work I had been doing for the last six or seven years so I could enjoy them. Though I didn't go through with it, I did talk to Derren Brown about it, and he said he could.

There's nothing nerdier than considering using hypnotism to erase your memory in order to watch your favorite books on the big screen. That's not what we think.

Jackson finally got what he wanted, though. Despite being asked, he does not appear in Amazon Prime's Lord of the Rings TV series, so he can finally immerse himself in Tolkien's world. Prequel series set thousands of years before the events of the films, the new series explores the fall of Numenor and Sauron's rise during Middle-earth's second age. Having Mickey released adds intrigue to the crime drama series as Ray must figure out how to handle his father's destructive behavior to maintain his own nuclear family and business.

We have a guide about Amazon's Lord of the Rings series, as well as a list of the best Lord of the Rings characters.