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‘The Hobbit’ Is The Last Cinematic Adaptation On Tolkien’s Books

January 20, 2013

Christopher Tolkien, which is both J.R.R. Tolkien’s son and his literary executor, recently announced that there won’t be further movie adaptations from any of his father’s work. He refuses to consider any further licensing of Tolkien’s books for cinematic purposes.

Many books, such as ‘The Silmarillion’ and ‘Unfinished Tales’ will remain as books only, even though many fans are frustrated by such news.

Moreover, all information contained in books other than ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ is strictly protected and will not be in the movie. Peter Jackson and his production crew are forbidden to use such information, even though some material (such as ‘Quest For Erebor’) could tell us much about the characters in the movies. For example, the name of the two blue wizards mentionned by Gandalf in ‘The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey’ are provided in ‘Unfinished Tales’ but the movie crew could not use it, since Tolkien did not give their names in ‘The Hobbit’.

Christopher Tolkien even said, in an interview for the Le Monde newspaper :

“Tolkien has become a monster, devoured by his own popularity and absorbed into the absurdity of our time. The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work, and what it has become, has overwhelmed me. The commercialization has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing. There is only one solution for me: to turn my head away.”

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  • Erin

    Althought I would LOVE to see “Children of Hurin” as a movie (I feel it would be so much better than the story Christopher pieced together from his dad’s varioius versions), I understand where he’s coming from. I was disgusted when I heard The Hobbit would be three films, and I can only imagine how Tolkien’s child feels about it.