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« on: January 12, 2017, 09:11:52 pm »


New Lord of the Rings film Middle Earth CONFIRMED – Delving deeper into Tolkien’s world
MIDDLE EARTH, the new Lord of the Rings film, will be directed by Downton Abbey and Broadchurch's James Strong charting the life of JRR Tolkien and creation of his famous fantasy world.
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A biopic about Lord of the Rings author, JRR Tolkien has been announced

After both of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies, what will be adapted by Hollywood next?

You’d have thought it would be The Children of Hurin or perhaps the generation spanning The Silmarillion.

Instead the latest film will be about the iconic Fantasy author himself.
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The film focuses on Tolkien's experiences in WW1, which influenced his Middle Earth stories

Strong has signed onto the project that’ll look at Tolkien’s life and the events which inspired his novels set in Middle Earth.

The filmmaker is best known for directing hit TV shows like Broadchurch, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey.

According to Deadline: “[The] story follows Tolkien’s early life and love affair with Edith Bratt, whom he later married.

“The couple lived happily in Oxford, surrounded by friends, but when war broke out in 1914 Tolkien embarked on four years of battle and hardship, an experience that influenced his Middle Earth stories.”
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Middle Earth is penned by Angus Fletcher, whose script was found on the LA Black List – a yearly record of the best un-produced screenplays.

Fletcher wrote the film over 6 years with the use of in-depth interviews and said he found the author's struggle to create the world very inspirational.

This wasn’t the only Tolkien-related news in recent weeks, with the announcement of a previously unpublished Middle Earth love story called Beren and Luthien.

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A previously unpublished Middle Earth love story will be released in 2017

The Tolkien biopic will be produced by former New Line Cinema heads Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne.

The pair famously approved Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was considered a massive financial risk.

Luckily for them, the franchise grossed an impressive £2.3 billion at the worldwide box office.


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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 09:19:04 pm »


New Tolkien biopic movie in the works with some producers from LOTR

November 7th, 2016 by MrCere 10 Comments

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It looks like audiences will get to see a film about the origins of Middle-earth in a new film called “Middle Earth.” More on the name in a moment.

The Hollywood Reporter announced this morning the film will chart “the tumultuous events” that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write “The Hobbit,” and “The Lord of the Rings,” trilogy. (Actually the article said “trilogies,” but there is only one trilogy, as you know.) It is to be directed by James Strong who might be most easily recognizable as the director of two episodes of “Downton Abbey,” with the films “United,” with episodes of “Dr. Who,” as well.

The film also pairs two of the men who played a big role in Peter Jackson’s LOTR trilogy with New Line Cinema Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne. They were the gentlemen who helped get those movies made when most of Hollywood wouldn’t touch them. Later they had a falling out with Jackson and eventually New Line collapsed and was swallowed by Warner Bros.

Shaye and Lynee will produce the new film through their Unique Features with Rachael Horovitz. Strong is currently directing the AMC/ITV miniseries “Liar,” according to the article.

Now, about that name. J.R.R. Tolkien distinctly named his created world “Middle-earth” not “Middle Earth.” If you think that isn’t a big deal, remember he was a professor of languages and literature who worked on the dictionary and created the whole thing in the first place because he was a linguist who was inventing languages.

So while it is easy to forgive a fan using Middle-earth as two words with capital letters, not so much in movie titles. Warner Bros., for example, while taking creative license with “The Hobbit,” got it right virtually every, single, time. To Tolkien, the subject of the biography, language matters.

And, to reverse things, nobody would excuse a title about the place “San-francisco” and not find it odd.

Making a biography about Tolkien, supposedly telling the story of his life, and getting that detail wrong in the title could be a bad sign.

On the other hand, this could be just a simple oversight by The Hollywood Reporter writer, but hey, the story also included a picture of Elijah Wood as Frodo Baggins instead a picture of, you know, The Professor, so a mistake sounds pretty reasonable. That and stating that Tolkien had two trilogies makes it seem as least possible as a writer’s error. However, most of the info sounds like it was taken from a press release, which would prominently feature a title.

In any case, fans have more Tolkien and more about the creation of Middle-earth to look forward to.

If you haven’t read “J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography,” by Humpfrey Carpenter, it is essential. And, “Tolkien and the Great War,” by John Garth, is also excellent and covers the ground the film will attempt to cover.
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