The first trailer for the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic is now online, and it looks like the movie will be delving into the pre-LOTR fantasy world the legendary author inhabited in his own mind…
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for Tolkien, which stars X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Mad Max: Fury Road actor Nicholas Hoult as the celebrated British author who wrote The Lord of The Rings.
The biopic will chart the early life of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his experiences in World War I, but from the looks of this teaser it will also delve into the fantasy world the writer would often escape to in his own head, which would eventually inspire him to create Middle-Earth and all of the characters we know and love from his series of epic novels.
Directed by Finnish filmmaker Dome Karukoski and written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, Tolkien also stars Lily Collins, Tom Glynn-Carney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson and Derek Jacobi. The film is set for release on May 10.