The Internet Movie DataBase reports that J.R.R. Tolkien’s children are worried the films will leave them open to abuse from weirdos. Christopher, Father John and Priscilla Tolkien have had no input into the Peter Jackson project because the writer’s estate no longer owns the film rights. Now Fr. John, 83, a retired Roman Catholic priest, says the trio just want to be left in peace, away from obsessed fans of the cult book. He says, “The Tolkien family is under perpetual abuse of one kind or another. I am anticipating endless bother when the film actually comes out.”
In 2016, a Christmas poem by Tolkien written in 1936 was discovered at a school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Read and listen to it for the first time!