Sneak Peek: The Fellowship of the Ring - Reader's Digest

Long before there was Harry Potter, there was The Lord of the Rings, first published in 1954. What the two book series have in common -- besides wizards, of course -- are die-hard book fans who don't want their favorite literary treasures tainted by a commercial Hollywood movie. Director Peter Jackson, a longtime fan of Rings himself, promises devotees a movie with as much "depth" and "quality" as Tolkien's novel.

Set in Middle-earth, a fantastical place and time, The Fellowship of the Ring centers on the battle between Frodo (played by Elijah Wood), a hobbit who inherits a magical ring from his uncle, and Dark Lord Sauron (played by Sala Baker), who could enslave all the people of Middle-earth if he takes possession of the ring. To prevent Sauron from getting the ring, Frodo enlists the help of a variety of creatures, including wizards, dwarves, and elves. Will he keep the ring out of the hands of the Dark Lord? Therein hangs the tale.


Thanks to "Drogo Baggins" for sending this in!


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