Close  
  • share this

WATCH: First trailer for ‘Tolkien’ biopic

/ 08:56 PM February 13, 2019

A new trailer for the upcoming film about JRR Tolkien, author of the bestselling “Lord of the Rings” series of books, has just been released.

Nicholas Hoult (“The Favourite”, “X-Men” franchise, “Mad Max: Fury Road”) stars as writer JRR Tolkien, who wrote the much-loved fantasy novels “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit”, as well as other works like “The Silmarillion”.

ADVERTISEMENT

The biopic, directed by Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski, will focus on Tolkien’s formative years with his close friends, and lead into World War I.

Tolkien’s experiences at Oxford and on the battlefields of the First World War inspired the imaginary world of Middle-Earth and his epic saga of good and evil, featuring hobbits, wizards, dragons and elves.

FEATURED STORIES

“It’s a story about journeys, the journeys we take to prove ourselves,” says Tolkien in the trailer. “It’s about adventures, it’s about potent magic — magic beyond anything anyone has ever felt before. It’s about what it means to love, and to be loved, it’s about courage, it’s about fellowship.”

The clip juxtaposes scenes in Oxford with Tolkien’s friends and future wife Edith Bratt (Lily Collins), with snippets of the stories he would go on to create.

Tom Glynn-Carney (“Dunkirk”) plays Christopher Wiseman, one of Tolkien’s closest friends. The supporting cast also includes Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Albie Marber, Colm Meaney and Genevieve O’Reilly.

“Tolkien” is out May 10, 2019. JB

RELATED STORIES:

‘Tolkien’ biopic sets May date

ADVERTISEMENT

Tolkien’s letters to children from ‘Father Christmas’ to go on display

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Biopic, JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Nicholas Hoult, Tolkien
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.