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New Tolkien book tipped for big screen

By Fortunesfool     Mar 26, 2007 in Entertainment
The Children of Húrin, released on April 17th, is the first Tolkien novel for 30 years.
It has been completed by his son, Christopher, using his late father's voluminous notes. It is an early story from Middle Earth's history which is described as an "an epic story of adventure, tragedy, fellowship and heroism." by its publisher, Harper Collins.
They are jealously guarding details of what is widely expected to be a smash hit especially as it will be illustrated by artist Alan Lee, who won an Oscar for art direction on Peter Jackson's The Return of The King.
Chris Crawshaw, chairman of the Tolkien Society, said: "It would probably make a very good movie, if anyone can secure the film rights.
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