Which famous band tried to buy the rights to "The Lord of the Rings" so that they could play the cast themselves??
With Stanley Kubrick as a director, true story !!!
But Tolkien refused.
Too bad, could have been fun too !
ENJOYED IT? LIKE IT AND ROCK THE CLASS! YEAH !
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When J. R. R. Tolkien sold the film rights of The Lord of the Rings to United Artists in 1969, the Beatles considered making a film of it, and approached Kubrick as a possible director, but Kubrick told John Lennon he thought the novel was unfilmable due to its immensity. Peter Jackson, who later directed The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, states a major factor killing the project was Tolkien's opposition to the Beatles' participation
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