From Screen Junkies:
Step inside the pitch meeting that led to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring!
Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy won a ton of Academy Awards and revolutionized the fantasy genre on the big screen. With an amazing cast and incredible special effects, the Fellowship of the Ring really took the world by storm when it came out in 2001.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring raises a few questions (aside from the question about how many times the word “the” appears in the title.) Like why did Sauron try to grab Isuldur instead of smashing him like everyone else? Why didn’t Elrond try a tiny bit harder to stop him? Why does Frodo keep getting stabbed? Why is everyone walking so much? Where did Gandalf go? How did they agree to shoot all three movie simultaneously? What about the eagles?
To answer all these questions and more, step inside the pitch meeting that led to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring! It’ll be super easy, barely an inconvenience.