Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Tolkien Estate and 'The Silmarillion'

From Screen Rant:
The Silmarillion, however, was never part of this deal and has remained under the control of Tolkien's posthumous estate, run by Christopher Tolkien. Notoriously protective of his father's material, Christopher has constantly championed the original books over all else and was distinctly unimpressed with Jackson's movies, believing them to be too action-orientated and pandering to a mainstream audience by masquerading as typical blockbusters. As such, it's hardly surprising that he has staunchly refused to sell the rights to The Silmarillion and has blocked any advances for a movie adaptation. (Read more.)

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