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article imageTolkien Jr completes unfinished Lord of the Rings book, The Children of Húrin

By Chris V. Thangham     Mar 26, 2007 in Entertainment
Tolkien Jr. completes his father Tolkien's unfinished novel "The Children of Húrin" and is to be released soon by Harper Collins, book publisher.
The last, unfinished book by the 'Lord of the Rings' author has been completed by his son. Can a film version be far behind?
The first new Tolkien novel for 30 years is to be published next month. In a move eagerly anticipated by millions of fans across the world, The Children of Húrin will be released worldwide on 17 April, 89 years after the author started the work and four years after the final cinematic installment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, one of biggest box office successes in history.
The book was left unfinished by Tolkien, his son Christopher using the notes left by his father, worked very hard to complete this latest book. Tolkien died in 1971 and his son has been working on this book the last three decades to go over the notes and finish the book, Children of Húrin.
Harper Collins, the book publisher who is going to release this book is very secretive about this and doesn't say the exact contents of the book but describes the book as an epic story of adventure, tragedy, fellowship and heroism.
The book will be illustrated by veteran Middle Earth artist Allen Lee, who won an Oscar for art direction in the last film "The Return of the King". Lee has provided sketches and paintings for the first edition of the book, Children of Húrin.
Tolkien experts are already tipping The Children of Húrin - which features significant battle scenes and at least one major twist - for big budget Hollywood treatment. Takings from the Lord of the Rings trilogy box office takings to date total some £1.5bn.
Chris Crawshaw, chairman of the Tolkien Society expects this book will turn into a good movie. He said Tolkien compiled this works as one long history of the Middle Earth, from the beginning of creation to the end of the Third Age. The Children of Húrin is an early chapter of the bigger story.
It will be a great book and Tolkien fans would love this release of the book and movie later. Tolkien's son must have done a great job with the notes left by the father. If turned to a movie, it will be one of the biggest blockbusters across the world.
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