“The Two Towers” is the name that Tolkien created for his original story, but a group of film fans have a very specific gripe. A petition has been created to encourage New Line Cinema and Peter Jackson retitle the next installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, now named “The Two Towers.” The following statement comes directly from the petition site and does not express the views of Film Threat or its staff:
Those of us who have seen The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring know what an amazing director Peter Jackson is. When I learned that there apparently was to be a sequel, I was overjoyed. However, Peter Jackson has decided to tastelessly name the sequel “The Two Towers”. The title is clearly meant to refer to the attacks on the World Trade Center. In this post-September 11 world, it is unforgiveable that this should be allowed to happen. The idea is both offensive and morally repugnant. Hopefully, when Peter Jackson and, more importantly, New Line Cinema see the number of signatures on this petition, the title will be changed to something a little more sensitive.
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