Whoa, that movie plot you just described would take about 15 hours! :elfbiggrin:
I think just the story of Akallabêth alone could easily fill up a three hour movie. In order to tell the story "right", they would need to include a lot: pretty much the entire reign of Ar-Pharazôn, starting with him marrying his cousin and usurping the kingship. They would have to show the capture of Sauron, Pharazôn's descent into evil, the persecution of the Faithful, Isildur stealing the fruit of the White Tree, the building of the temple & destruction of the Tree, the building of the ships & assault of Valinor, and of the course the final cataclysm and the escape of Elendil & his sons.
Obviously they could gloss over some of the details, but just covering all the basics would HAVE to take at least three hours to do it justice. And yes, that would be one heck of a movie!! I'm picturing the ending, with Elendil & Co. landing safely in Middle-Earth, and you think everything is going to be fine... but then it cuts back to where Numenor was -- you see Sauron's spirit rising up from the water, as he escapes the drowning and heads back to Middle-Earth, evil laughter echoing all about as the movie fades to black. Talk about an ominous ending! That would certainly set the stage for a sequel about The Last Alliance, Sauron's defeat, and the loss of the Ring.
Man, I should work in Hollywood! Too bad I'm not a screenwriter, eh? :elfcool: