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J.R.R. Tolkien's New Movie

Posted: April 17th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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More than 30 years after his death, a "new" book by JRR Tolkien goes on sale on Tuesday which may well be the author's last complete work to be published posthumously.

Tolkien's son and literary executor Christopher, now in his eighties, constructed "The Children of Hurin" from his father's manuscripts, and said he tried to do so "without any editorial invention".

The story is set long before "The Lord of the Rings" in a part of Middle-earth that was drowned before Hobbits ever appeared, and tells the tragic tale of Turin and his sister Nienor who are cursed by Morgoth, the first Dark Lord.

Hollywood studios are eager to buy the film rights of the new book, according to David Brawn, director at Tolkien publisher HarperCollins.

"We all want this first and foremost to enjoy life as a book," said Brawn. "No one's saying never to a film (but) the film rights are reserved by the estate. We want to see what reaction it gets and then let it run its course."

Source: Reuters


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