Biopic On the Way About LORD OF THE RINGS Creator J.R.R. Tolkien

By Amirose Eisenbach November 22, 2013

We all know the magical world of Middle-Earth that beloved author J.R.R Tolkien has created, as brought to life by Peter Jackson on the big-screen. First we had the wonderful "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and now the second "Hobbit" film is about to hit the big-screen with "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug". But how much do you know about the man behind the hobbits and shire?

Fear not my friends because a biopic based on Tolkien's life is now in development. The project operating under the working title "Tolkien", the story is said to follow "the author’s life, particularly his formative years at Pembroke College and as a soldier in World War I, and how it influenced him and his work Born in South Africa in 1892 and raised in England, Tolkien went on to serve in the Great War, where many of his closest friends were killed in combat. That experience affected him deeply, and he would come to channel both his friends and their fates into his writing and world-creation."

David Gleeson, who is allegedly a scholar and mega-fan of Tolkien and Middle-Earth, is penning the script which will be distributed by Fox Searchlight. Gleeson is known for his writing and directional effort on "Cowboys and Angels".

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"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" will hit AMC Theatres on December 13, 2015

Source: JoBlo

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