The LOTR Movie Site
December 19, 2000

The Silmarillion for Cinema
Mark S.

In response to Brian K, I've always felt that there are two "sequences" from The Silmarillion that would make a brilliant movie.  The first, The Story of Beren and Luthien.  The Second, the last days of Numenor - the Akallabeth (the sequence from whence Ar Pharazon assumes the throne to the landfall of the Faithful). The Story of Turin Turambar would make good epic cinema - but it is too long and depressing. Actually, if Jackson's trilogy turns a penny or two at the box office, he would do well to turn attention to The Silmarillion!