Cinema Blend recently reported (through The Hollywood Reporter, apparently) that a fictionalized account of Tolkien’s life called Mirkwood is currently being adapted for the screen. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Steve Hillard’s book Mirkwood: A Novel About J.R.R. Tolkien, is being adapted into a feature-length film by EMO Films and producers Joel Eisenberg and Timothy Owens, The Hollywood Reporter writes. Amazon says that the work of fiction — which initially was blocked by Tolkien’s estate but has since resolved its differences — turns Tolkien into the hero of a story that takes place in our world and that of Middle Earth. It paints the author “as a man haunted by the very myths he rewove into his famous works” and “explores the blurred borderlands where ancient tales, lost heroines, and epic journeys are stalked by dim monsters that will not be still.”
I don’t know about you, but this sounds really fascinating. When I initially saw the article, I thought it was going to be a dramatization of Tolkien’s actual life. Instead, it’s a fictionalized, fantastic account of his life. That’s something I can get into.
What about you? Are you interested in Mirkwood?