Peter Jackson rules

From Slashdot:

“DISCS 1-2: The Feature FEATURE (approx. 250 minutes) – A new version of the final installment in the epic trilogy! The Academy-Award winning film now has 50 minutes of never-before-seen footage incorporated into the film for this highly-anticipated video release.”

Yep, sometime this winter I’m going to sit down and fire up a 14-hour Tolkein marathon. I still am deliriously happy when I stop and think that against all odds, my favorite childhood books didn’t get completely trashed in translation to film. Unbelievable, but in a good way.

Now if someone will only do The Dark Is Rising and The Chronicles of Prydain. (Some will say that Disney did a movie called The Black Cauldron; don’t believe them. It never happened.) I think a CGI version of Watership Down is definitely worth doing as well.

Strangely enough, it’s theoretically possible that my first foray into comic book writing might make it to the screen before any of them. We’ll see. It’s amazing to discover that there is an industry even more full of BS than the music industry, but it’s true.