Cirdan over at Herr der Ringe, the German LOTR site was in a good position to find out this bit of news! Apparently Harper Collins are publishing two books next year about the making of the LOTR movies. Their deal with New Line will allow them exclusive access to stills and photos from the production of the movie, and allow them to talk to the actors involved. For starters, they’re planning a ‘movie companion’ which will be a large format full-colour book like an encyclopaedia of places, characters and scenes from the films. Drool. There’ll also be two books of Howe’s and Lee’s artwork, with a foreword by Peter Jackson for the Howe book.