According to the Reuters news service, the upcoming novel Children of Hurin by Christopher Tolkien could become a film.
It was an unfinished work from J.R.R. Tolkien, which was re-constructed by his son. The book was released this past Tuesday (April 17).
For now it’ll remain in book form, but they aren’t ruling out a potential film.
“We all want this first and foremost to enjoy life as a book,” said David Brawn, director at Tolkien publisher HarperCollins. “No one’s saying never to a film (but) the film rights are reserved by the estate. We want to see what reaction it gets and then let it run its course.”