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Beren and Luthien book

Postby Billobob » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:58 pm

Hello I know this isn't the place to post this topic but as that forum seems to be dead (and I can post in there) I have to share this news here. This year there's going to be a middle earth spinoff movie based around the adventures of Beren and Luthien.
Here's a link for more information:http://ew.com/article/2016/10/19/jrr-tolkien-beren-and-luthien-2017/

So what do you think?
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Re: Beren and Luthien movie

Postby heliona » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:44 pm

Billobob, that link is referring to the new Beren and Luthien book that is being published this year. I'm not sure whether there is already a thread about it in the Books (Tolkien) forum, so I shall move this there so people can discuss it there. :)

There certainly won't be an official Beren and Luthien film as the rights to content outside of LotR and The Hobbit are still owned by the Tolkien Estate. There may of course be a fan-made film at some point. :)
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Re: Beren and Luthien book

Postby Voronwe_the_Faithful » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:06 pm

An argument could be made -- though it would be a weak one -- that a film about Luthien and Beren could be made based on the brief song Aragorn sings in LOTR. However, if any details that were not included in that song but are in the longer version written by Tolkien and published by Christopher were included, I have no doubt that the Estate would challenge it. So any movie would likely deviate greatly from the story as written by Tolkien.
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Re: Beren and Luthien movie

Postby Billobob » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:01 pm

heliona wrote:Billobob, that link is referring to the new Beren and Luthien book that is being published this year. I'm not sure whether there is already a thread about it in the Books (Tolkien) forum, so I shall move this there so people can discuss it there. :)

There certainly won't be an official Beren and Luthien film as the rights to content outside of LotR and The Hobbit are still owned by the Tolkien Estate. There may of course be a fan-made film at some point. :)


Ok, guess I goofed up :)
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Re: Beren and Luthien book

Postby heliona » Mon May 01, 2017 1:51 pm

No worries. The story would make a good film, but I think it's unlikely. :)
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Re: Beren and Luthien book

Postby Morwenna » Thu May 11, 2017 5:35 pm

So there really is going to be a Beren and Luthien book? I wondered if such a thing would ever happen.
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Re: Beren and Luthien book

Postby Voronwe_the_Faithful » Sat May 13, 2017 4:52 pm

The original release date that was announced was May 4, 2017, but that has been pushed back to June 1 in the UK, but there is no current release date listed in the U.S. :(
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Re: Beren and Luthien book

Postby Voronwe_the_Faithful » Sat May 27, 2017 5:22 pm

Here is John Garth's review of the new book in the New Statesman:

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/boo ... lost-tales
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Re: Beren and Luthien book

Postby Morwenna » Tue May 30, 2017 5:57 pm

Thank you for that review. Now I have to go book-hunting. :)
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Re: Beren and Luthien book

Postby Linden » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:20 am

Thanks for the link to the book review Voronwe
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Re: Beren and Luthien book

Postby Voronwe_the_Faithful » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:06 pm

By the way, it was released in the U.S. on June1 after all. Amazon.com had faulty info.
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