Amazon Studios’ high-profile The Lord of the Rings TV series has made a key hire. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director Juan Antonio (J.A.) Bayona has been tapped to direct the first two episodes of the big-scope fantasy drama, following in the footsteps of Peter Jackson, who directed the feature adaptations of the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novels.
Bayona will be producing as well.
I have nothing against Bayona as a choice, but I don’t really think of him as a particularly distinctive director (yet), even if I loved A Monster Calls.