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1 of 1 The latest Tolkien biopic tells the story of his relationship with fellow author CS Lewis
The latest Tolkien biopic tells the story of his relationship with fellow author CS Lewis

A second JRR Tolkien biopic is in the works and this one will concentrate on his friendship with Narnia creator CS Lewis.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, movie company Attractive Films are planning Tolkien & Lewis to target the faith-based market.

Fox Searchlight is currently developing another movie about the author of The Hobbit and the epic trilogy Lord of The RingsTolkien will focus on the writer's experiences during the Great War and his Oxford career.

The Expendables 2 director Simon West is attached to Tolkien & Lewis which explores the writers' time at university, where devout Catholic Tolkien converted the formerly agnostic Lewis to Christianity.

Lewis encouraged his friend to complete Lord of the Rings. "Lewis becoming the poster boy for Christianity upset Tolkien," said Attractive's Wernher Pramschufer. "And obsessive genius Tolkien is blocked, terrified of finishing The Fellowship of the Ring, for fear of the strange, psychotic visions which torture him."

Tolkien & Lewis is planned for release around Easter 2015.

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