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.”
A letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to illustrator Doris Sykes will be sold by Hermitage Fine Art Monaco for £15,000 ($25,0000).