Skip to comments.Movie In The Works About J.R.R. Tolkien And C.S. Lewis – Together!
Posted on 07/23/2014 4:09:18 AM PDT by Perdogg
Narnia meets The Lord of the Rings in a new movie project slated for release next spring. Tolkien & Lewis will delve into the historical relationship between two of the greatest epic fantasy writers of all time: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Hard-core fantasy fans know that Lewis and Tolkien were friends and colleagues, but the average movie-goer may not even realize that the two authors were connected at all, though their best-known works have become blockbuster Hollywood movies. Indeed, there is much exciting history between the two legendary British authors, and each heavily influenced the other.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tolkien & Lewis is projected to cost $18 million and will be produced by Attractive Films, which is based in London and Brisbane. Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and The Expendables 2) has been tapped as director.
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I’m sure somehow they’ll turn out to be secret lovers /sarc
Jagman has a good comment on how Hollyweird will script the Tolkien-Lewis story
It would be nice if this is based on their letters back and forth which eventually won Lewis to the Faith.
No it didn’t. Lewis died an Anglican.
By faith I meant Christianity - and not any particular branch within it. His WW I experiences drove him to athiesm.
According to his memoir ‘Surprised by Joy’, Lewis had been baptized in the Church of Ireland (part of the Anglican Communion) at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at the age of 32 Lewis returned to the Anglican Communion.
If you want to say that other Christians aren’t just because they aren’t part of whichever particular brand you cling to go ahead, but I’m not interested. He was an athiest brought back to Chrisitianity largely through letters exchanged with Tolkien. His faith informed much of his later writings.
I got a little suspicious when the article said that Tolkien became indignant/upset with Lewis becoming the ‘poster child’ for Christianity.
Hope they are not going to besmirch them in the media goal to destroy religion.
Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of a Friendship
just get the book.