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Yes Peter should do The Silmarillion Movie he’s the best at this kind of film making and we love all his films and can’t wait for the next one!! And when I mean WE I mean myself my husband and all 10 of are children the boys and the girls, and there husbands!! Three of are girls are married and have children too!!
Count me in, please 😀
Peter Jackson WILL NEVER EVER make the Simarillion, just like George Lucas never made his 3rd series. Jackson will be ‘too worn out’ for the Simarillion. Look what’s happened with Ridley Scott and the expectation he is under …the cracks of weariness show through. I love Peter Jackson and everything he has done for the Tolkien stories and us – the audience. But ‘reality’ shows that he will …let the Simarillion go
Your opinion WILL NEVER EVER matter. Were talking about Middle-Earth here man. Peter’s love for the books will surely push him to continue on his journey through the lore.
After ruining “The Hobbit” I don’t feel that Peter Jackson should in any way be considered for “The Silmarillion” film project. In fact, any film, or even three films, endeavoring to encompass the entire volume of “The Silmarillion” would fail to do it justice. The sheer volume of historical information would necessitate a multitude of films. The above article’s author criminally simplifies “The Silmarillion” as, “…a collection of Middle-Earth histories and is set at some time in the Earth’s past.” It is THE history of Middle Earth, from it’s creation down through the ages to the rise of King Aragorn. Touching on a few topics in “The Silmarillion” that should be considered for their own films: The Creation of Middle Earth (including Melkor’s rebellion), The rise of the Firstborn (including the creation of the Dwarves), the Sundering of the Elves and the journey to Valinor, the Two Trees (including the death of the Two Trees, Melkor, Ungoliant, and, of course, the making of the Silmarils), the theft of the Silarils and the Betrayal of Blood (including the return of Elves to Middle Earth), Gondolin (multiple films here), Beren and Luthien, Hurin, Turin Turambar, Glaurung the father of all dragons. I have only scratched the surface. Please, do not ruin another of Tolkien’s works by injecting the arrogance of Hollywood into his vision. Please stick to the text, you will create a group of films that will not only entertain and inspire, it will bring, over time, more wealth and recognition to the filmmakers than they ever believed possible. You have the chance to make a work of art. Please don’t lose it to ego or quick profits.
You would stop the creation of The Silmarillion? How dare you even put in your thought you worthless, short-minded, idiotic loser. Stop ruining the future for all those who love film adaptations.
wow…you’re amazing….haha…don’t ;et them stop it… 😀
I totally agree! Jackson should not make the silmarillion movies. The Hobbit movies where very very bad written. They were just a bunch of corporate movies for New Zealand with a lot of farewell scenes and drowned in a lot of needless pathos. They should be screened in movie classes as “absolute no goes”.
But I totally would love to have a silmarillion adaption in the future. But please another director!
Odd, I never considered “The Silmarillion” to be little known. I have read it four times and own three copies, some from 1977. It is funny how my love of the book eclipsed that many people did not know it existed. Ah, narcissism! 🙂
I would LOVE for P.J. to tackle the Silmarillion. A good trilogy might be: 1. Beren & Luthien
2. Turin Turambar
3. The story of Gondolin
After that, we would all clamor that that’s only the First Age. Where’s Numenor?
I’m floored that such fans who’ve commented here appear to be wholly ignorant of the reality that The Silmarillion will not be filmed by Jackson or anyone connected to New Line Cinema.
If fans had read any informed articles or even books by various Tolkien scholars, they would know that the Tolkien family despises what they feel is the obliteration of Tolkien’s memory by the devastation of his lifework.
Indeed, the greed which motivated the decision to squeeze three movies from a volume more slender than any single volume of the LOTR trilogy led to the insertion into the Hobbit series of too much which is not authentic Tolkien. There can be no denying this.
The LOTR films, while terrific in their own right, did sustain a significant amount of directorial license damaging to the original story line. Don’t take umbrage; I appreciated Jackson’s rendition but I understand the critiques by purist fans of the books that if he hadn’t avoided the addition of so much non-Tolkien content there would have been much room for more authentic Tolienian content. There is also no refuting this, when one considers the extraneous content which falls under this description.
I’ve read in comments posted elsewhere that the Hobbit series has also displeased the Tolkien family, but have seen no independent corroboration of this rumor. Still, given that the LOTR trilogy has so displeased them, it stands to reason that Jackson’s overreach in The Hobbit cannot have soothed the family angst.
The allusions I have seen to an intention to meet with the family to request a change of heart are so much pissing in the wind.
Perhaps Tolkien’s great grandchildren may one day be so far removed from any desire to preserve the legacy and integrity of the author that they will consent to further bastardization of the grand master’s great theological work.
It would be great to see this film or another trilogy of films, however i can see why the tolkien don’t want to sell out after watching the Hobbit, in my opinion the hobbit trilogy could have been fantastic but instead the directors went for the lazy lets just make it alright option, (hopefully the directors cut proves me wrong but the final film needs to be at least 5 hours long to fit everything in) still hope in time Tolkien will change there mind tho until then The battle for middle earth would be the next move i presume?
I think they should let him do it. Come on, give the guy another chance. He made the lord of the ring trilogy which is awesome and still awesome up to now. If he did it once, he can do it again. The hobbits could have been done better. I know he will learn from his mistake. I just hope they will let him do it. Once they allow him to do, it should not be the movie of the year nor decade nor century. It shall be the movie of the millennium. Im not just speaking for myself, but for other.
The Silmarillion- is a vital part of the entire story.
It reveals where it all begins.
I have the book, it’s very intense reading.
An incredible amount of mythology is revealed.
It would be an intense process to organize all the mythology.
But-I firmly believe Peter Jackson is 3/4 complete on this beautiful journey.
It’s a journey that personally has ejected me from a depressed part of my life.
It’s enlightnen me greatly.
I pray Peter Jackson will be victorious in the Estate battle.
You should make series. Because even 3 film is not enough for this book.
I’d love to see The Silmarillion movie, however, it would be a much more ambitious project than Hobbit or LOTR. It has to have more philisophical depth, and, I fear, can hence have less entertaintment value, considering the broad spectrum of audience. Though, a smart scenario tayloring can help a lot. I think, the central part of the story can be given to the Beren/Lutien line, and the rest just can be carefully wraped around it.
What about Peter Jackson, – he might be very well capable of making the greatest project of his life, but if not, there must be a couple of people who may do this as well sucessfully.
Please please please do not try to make the Silmarillion in to a movie! The Lord of the Rings movies were good but the Hobbit movies were terrible. I’m sorry to say it but they ruined the Hobbit story with those movies. I have read all these books more than once and if you think there is a lot of story/events/stuff in general in the Lord of the Rings series, just wait till you read the Silmarillion. It’s not really even just a single story-line through out the whole book. It is a lot of separate stories that when put together give an idea of much of the history of middle earth. No movie or even trilogy could ever do it justice. Even with 6 movies you wouldn’t be able to cover enough to make it worth it. With the Hobbit it seemed like they decided to mostly rewrite(change) the story and only loosely base it on the hobbit book. So much was changed. I understand things being left out but when half the movie is telling a story that isn’t even implied in the book, that is when you have ruined it. My last reason is that the Silmarillion is so much more complex than the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. I feel strongly that any attempt to make a movie would just remove much about what makes the actual stories so great. I just don’t want to see it destroyed and ruined like the Hobbit was.
NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. For those of us who know and love The Silmarillion…it just IS. JRR Tolkien’s finest hour, in my opinion. A movie/docu/whatever would further erode the late Tolkien’s written word. Christopher Tolkien has stated categorically that “..there will be NO further movie adaptations of my Father’s written word. EVER.” Personally, I am GLAD.
While I loved the first three films, that love originated from my love for Tolkien’s work. But they are the example of why the Silmarillion should not be touched, the amount of deviation and chopping of characters was emotionally distressing to me. How do leave out Bombadill? It is clearly stated ” if Bombadill falls, we all fall”, and …….he fell. Not making it into “their” story, somehow they didn’t feel that Bombadill being the only being NOT affected by the one ring did not earn him a place in their story, I myself lean towards the theory of him being Eru/Illuvatar living with Goldberry( the secret fire), “which is with him” which he sent to heart of middle earth. This is the type of intricacy that they are willing to overlook and or leave out, but I, a lifelong fan of his works, particularly the Silmarillion, which I revisit at least once a year understand that IS what the Silmarillion is all about and is in danger of being ruined. Do it right or don’t do it at all. I fear that to many truly important things and or characters would suffer the same fate. To name a few of the type of things that fall under this danger: most importantly the VALAR, the holy ones and Feanor, to characters that have subtle significance like Telchar and Mim and Eol and Beleg and and and… The list could go for hours. I challenge ALL who have not taken the journey which is the Book, to do so. To experience the beauty of the creation the world we’ve all fallen in love with, the creation of the lineages that are created and not just the stories of Beren and Luthien and Turin, which seem to be the only ones I keep seeing mentioned, while they are the longest and most dear to us. The story of Tuor, starting with Hurin and Huor has some of the deepest significance due to the lineage he sires, his relationship with Ulmo and with his fate at the end of his journey. This is the kind of selective bastardized adaptation I fear. The people who made “The Hobbit” should not be allowed ANYWHERE near the Silmarillion!
I’d love to see Silmarillion/Unfinished Tales in movie format, but please by someone truer to the ethics of JRRT.
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