The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy follows the hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and several friends embark on a perilous journey through Middle Earth. Their great task: to destroy the One Ring by dropping it into a volcano in the gloomy land of Mordor, thus ensuring the destruction of the ring’s maker, the Dark Lord Sauron. Jackson’s epic rendition of Tolkien’s magnum opus is an extraordinary accomplishment, its bravery, scope and ambition matched only by its visionary talent. Together, the three films were nominated for 30 Academy Awards.
About the Directors
Peter Jackson was born in New Zealand in 1961, and began his critically acclaimed directorial career with the slapstick horror-comedies ‘Bad Taste’ (1987), ‘Meet the Feebles’ (1989) and ‘Braindead’ (1992). Other films include ‘Heavenly Creatures’, which won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994; ‘The Frighteners’ (1996); ‘King Kong’ (2005); ‘The Lovely Bones’ (2009); and the two trilogies based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’. Jackson has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, and won three, including Best Director, for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ (2004).
- Peter Jackson
- Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson
- Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
- Michael Horton
- Howard Shore
- Andrew Lesnie
- Production Company
- Wingnut Films
- Shooting Stars
- Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, Bernard Hill, Christopher Lee, Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, David Wenham, Brad Dourif, Karl Urban, Andy Serkis