Get ready for an adventure back to Middle-earth. New Lord of the Rings movies are on the way with franchise director Peter Jackson attached to the projects.

Warner Bros. Discovery made the announcement during their quarterly earnings call with CEO David Zaslav stating that scripts are in early stages of development. He noted that they will venture into stories that haven’t been told yet and they are eyeing a 2026 release for the debut project.

The first movie has the working title, Lord of the Rings: The Hunt for Gollum, with Andy Serkis set to star in and direct the film. Jackson will be involved as a producer, and his longtime writing partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens will write the screenplay.

“It is an honor and a privilege to travel back to Middle-earth with our good friend and collaborator, Andy Serkis, who has unfinished business with that stinker – Gollum!,” Jackson, Boyens, and Walsh said in a statement. “As life long fans of Professor Tolkien’s vast mythology, we are proud to be working with [WBD film chiefs] Mike De Luca, Pam Abdy and the entire team at Warner Bros. on another epic adventure!”

“Yesssss, Precious. The time has come once more to venture into the unknown with my dear friends, the extraordinary and incomparable guardians of Middle-earth Peter, Fran, and Philippa,” Serkis said. “With Mike and Pam, and the Warner Bros team on the quest as well, alongside WETA and our filmmaking family in New Zealand, it’s just all too delicious… .” 

Zaslav did not provide any details on the second film at this time.