Thread: Born of Hope
A new independant film about Arathorn and Gilraen.
[url=http://www.bornofhope.com/Welcome.html:2vk6sf4q]Born of Hope website[/url:2vk6sf4q]
It's going to be released this fall I believe. The trailer is pretty cool.
I believe that the director of BoH helped out with HFG, and a lot of the crew and stuff is the same. But I think that BoH is going to be longer than HFG, since they've been working on it for a long time. If you have time, then read the director's video about how the project started. It's really cool, and I believe that she's a real Tolkien geek like us .
If you have that much faith in private filming groups, [b:pfybncpp]GB[/b:pfybncpp], I'm impressed .
I sometimes doubt Hollywood could successfully bring out a movie on the Silmarillion and still make a profit. With so much Graphic Animation and how much time it would take to cover the whole story to link up with all the movies, I would imagine the cost would be rather large. And plus, many people would not know of the Silmarillion being one of Tolkien's greatest works as they do The Lord of the Rings. The Silmarillion would disappoint many in which it does not have the epic fight scenes in which The Return of the King does, perhaps driving some away.
But, in the end, I am sure all of the more hard-core Tolkien fans would be drooling all over their popcorn if there ever was such a movie to hit the big screen .
The likely cost to profit ratio for the Silmarillion would make it an unlikely pick for a Hollywood Studio. But if you don't care about profits, and it's an all volunteer production it's definitely feasible. Many of the battles in The Silmarillion aren't described in detail, but I think there's still a few in there . And I'll drool even if it just hits my computer screen .
I don't know if anyone from here is going to Ring*Con in Germany (I definitely can't ), but it's [url=http://www.bornofhope.com/Events.html:uww2l925]premiering[/url:uww2l925] there on the weekend of October 2. I'm not sure when it'll be available online, but hopefully not long after that.
Plus, the Silmarillion is much more difficult to digest than Lord of the Rings - the much larger group of important characters alone would be enough to make all but the dedicated readers give up (I know of several persons who did just that). Therefore, the potential audience for Silmarillion movies is too small to make it worthwhile money-wise.
After seeing The Hunt for Gollum (which I didn't know off until two days ago) I have a renewed hope of seeing Silmarillion movies. I wouldn't have believed anyone would put that much effort in a movie without the promise of money. So - great job, and please keep them coming...