Don’t know if you heard about this. Not that it has to do with upcoming movies, but in todays Kansas City (in the fyi section) there is an article about Summer reading. It gives a list of fantasy books good for reading, and mentions J.R.R.T. at the end.
Escapes into other fantastic worlds
The Hobbit and The Lord of theRings trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit tells how Bilbo Baggins leaves his
sleepy home in the Shire to have adventures with a wizard and band of dwarfs. He then finds a magic ring that can make him disappear.
In the three books of The Lord of the Rings, readers find out that Bilbo’s ring is actually much more powerful. Bilbo’s nephew Frodo, along with a wizard named Gandalf and other helpers, must find a way to destroy the ring, or it will fall into the hands of its evil maker, Sauron.
-John Mark Eberhart, The Star