Tolkien son not happy with hollywood
Christopher Tolkien, son of J.R.R. Tolkien and executor of his father’s literary estate, expressed disappointment in the films made by Peter Jackson.
During his first interview in 40 years in June, with the French publication Le Monde, Tolkien, 87, said that Jackson “eviscerated the book by making it” into “an action movie for young people aged 15 to 25,” he said of the “Lord of the Rings” films. “And it seems that ‘The Hobbit’ will be the same kind of film.”
According to the story, in 1969, Tolkien sold the movie and merchandising rights to “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” to United Artists.
While the films increased sales of the books, the estate had to sue for a share of the almost $3 billion the films have made worldwide.