War of the Jewels is a 2018 epic high fantasy adventure film written by Guillermo Del Toro, David Benioff, Vanessa Taylor & Bryan Cogman. Directed by Guillermo Del Toro it is the first of a three-part film based on material from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Along with it's two following instalments: Loss of the Silmaril (2019) and Expulsion of Morgoth (2020) serve as prequels to the previous Peter Jackson Middle-Earth series The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
It stars Manu Bennett, Logan Lerman, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Anna Paquin, Michael Hurst and Ian McKellan.
Principal Photograph spanned from Wingnut Studios sets in Wellington, New Zealand and across the previous Middle-Earth shooting locations from the previous films of the franchise.
Released theatrically and in IMAX theatres on April 20th, 2018.
- Manu Bennett as Celegorm
- Logan Lerman as Maglor
- Keisha Castle-Hughes as Elenwa
- Anna Paquin as Varda
- Michael Hurst as Maeglin
- Ian McKellan as Gandalf The Grey
- Charles Dance as Alatar The Blue
- Tom Wilkinson as Pallando The Blue
- Tom Berenger as Melkor The Dark Lord