The LOTR Movie Site
December 27, 2000

Silmarillion on the Silver Screen Would Be Insanity!
John K.

I mean insanity in a really, really good way, that is. It could be done in many different ways certainly, as it is many different stories within a story. Just imagine seeing Middle Earth in the Eldar days with Jackson's visual team at the helm. The two trees of Valinor, the great jeweled kingdoms of the Elves, Ungoliant and Melkor, the Valar etc etc. Legions of Elves glowing white in epic battles with Orcs, Balrogs and Dragons even. The story of Beren and Luthien, Turin Tarambar, Feanor and even the tragic tale of Eol. Just so many stories and battles that could be used, they could certainly fill another three movies I would bet even. I think the Silmarillion would be great on the big screen, even just a couple stories from it and Weta digital and Peter Jackson would probably have a field day.