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Steve Hillard's 'Mirkwood' Coming to a Screen Near You?

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Aug 15 2011, 11:08am

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Steve Hillard's 'Mirkwood' Coming to a Screen Near You? Can't Post

More Tolkien on the big screen? This might not be what you had in mind, but... Remember Steve Hillard, the author of a controversial book 'Mirkwood' which features JRR Tolkien as a fictional character? Well, after a series of legal wranglings, his lawsuit was settled with the Tolkien Estate, and it looks like he has decided to adapt 'Mirkwood' for the screen.

Here's the exclusive story from The Hollywood Reporter:
Author Steve Hillard has signed a deal with EMO Films to develop and secure financing for a film version of his novelĀ Mirkwood, which centers around a fictional version of The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.

Emo's Joel Eisenberg and Timothy Owens will executive produce the project.

"The adaptation of Mirkwood will follow the template of the novel," said Hillard, "but will delve considerably deeper into Tolkien's little-known back story, such as his original plans to become a codebreaker in World War II up through the writing of his enduring works."

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(This post was edited by Altaira on Aug 15 2011, 4:36pm)


Aug 16 2011, 5:40pm

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Finally... [In reply to] Can't Post

Ha! I'm glad that finally the tolkien estate have had their heads taken out of their own rearends and finally someone has been able to do something tolkien related without them breathing down their necks, I mean honestly, Tolkien himself wanted people to expand on his work and build upon his mythology but according to them the " intrests of tolkien" would breached if anyone ever tried to do that!

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us- Gandalf to Frodo


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