Author JRR Tolkien to get a biopic
Los Angeles:The creator of middle earth is getting his own story told on the big screen.
Author JRR Tolkien, whose classics `The Hobbit` and `Lord of the Rings` were turned into successful film franchises by Peter Jackson, is getting a biopic
Fox Searchlight and Peter Chernin`s Chernin Entertainment are developing a feature project that would chronicle the key moments in Tolkien`s life, said the Hollywood Reporter.
The movie will explore the author`s life and his writing career that included great children`s classic `The Hobbit` in 1937 and in 1954 `Rings` trilogy.
David Gleeson, a sci-fi writer, has written the script for the under development project.
Tolkien had a fascinating life. He fought in World War I, where he saw countrysides torn to shreds and friends killed, and he was a code breaker in waiting during World War II.
He was close friends with CS Lewis, the author of the `Chronicles of Narnia` books, and the two made up part of an academic and writing group known as the Inklings.
It is not clear whether Tolkien`s estate is involved in the biopic.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Diwali 2016: Dhanteras Puja timings, Tithi and Vidhi
- Shah Rukh Khan to appear with ‘Dear Zindagi’ co-star Alia Bhatt on Karan Johar’s ‘Koffee With Karan’?
- Diwali 2016: Colours that can add glamour to your attire
- Diwali 2016: Do-it-yourself tips to light up your home
- Kangana Ranaut takes a dig at Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra!
- Paul Beatty's 'shocking' and 'unexpectedly funny' novel 'The Sellout' makes him first American to win Man Booker Prize
- Paul Beatty's 'The Sellout' is first US Booker Prize winner
- Jaipur Literature Fest: Swanand Kirkire, Tahmima Anam among speakers at the event
- Nobel Prize 2016: Bob Dylan yet to respond to committee
- Daughters of Jorasanko: The life and times of women who influenced Tagore