Last week, news was released about a new biopic focusing on the friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, entitled Tolkien and Lewis. The film, produced by Attractive Films and directed by Simon West, will be directed towards a faith-based audience and is aiming for an Easter 2015 release.
This newly announced film is not the same as the previously announced biopic Jack and Tollers, produced by Third Dart Studios. Chris Dodge, executive producer for Jack and Tollers has updated us on the most recent news surrounding his film:
Rights for Colin Duriez’s book The Gift of Friendship (published by Paulist Press), which tells the story of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, have been secured by the Jack and Tollers film-makers to be used as source material. Multiple Emmy Award winning writer/producer Erik Bork is working as a script consultant and ten-time Emmy Award winning composer Bruce Broughton will be doing the musical score (he has also worked on Alone yet not Alone that was nominated for an Oscar last year). Third Dart Studios are also in very early talks with Tom Hanks about directing the film. The studio is planning on a Fall 2014 principle shoot in Ireland and the UK and a cinematic release in Fall 2015.
For more information on Lewis and Tolkien, visit the Attractive Films site.
For more information on Jack and Tollers, visit Third Dart’s website and Facebook page
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