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Tolkien biopic in planning by Fox/Chernin

Postby Canamarth » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:14 am

So, Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment are planning a biopic on Tolkien's early years - and how they influenced his writing. Just put out an article (in German - but the first link leads to the source, LA Times).

http://www.tolkiengesellschaft.de/11309/tolkien-filmbiographie-in-den-startloechern/

Could be interesting - but I guess it's too early stages to speculate.

EDIT: Here's the link to the original source (in English):

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-tolkien-movie-hobbit-biopic-gleeson-20131121,0,6989541.story#axzz2lMnSirSZ
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Re: Tolkien biopic in planning by Fox/Chernin

Postby andurilwest » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:21 pm

Ooh.

particularly his formative years at Pembroke College and as a soldier in World War I


But to do proper justice to the man's creative process they have to show him writing throughout his life. That includes Silmarillion/History of Middle-earth stuff which no studio has ever had the rights to. We know he never finihsed the Silmarillion.
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Re: Tolkien biopic in planning by Fox/Chernin

Postby siddharth » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:56 am

It could be good. Its too early to tell.

One problem with biopics is you cannot leave as much as you can in adaptations. And certainly not adding things!!!
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