Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

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Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby Impending Doom » Dec 04, 2013 9:05 pm

JACK AND TOLLERS is the true story of the friendship of Lewis and Tolkien. It will give you a glimpse into the souls of these incredible Men of Letters. Until now, there has never been a major motion picture depicting their unique friendship. For the global fan base of both authors and indeed the fantasy genre itself, we are excited to say that the time has come to move forward into production. Third Dart Studio


All information including the teaser trailer and plans for the film can be found here:http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jack-and-tollers

Interestingly enough the same script writers that worked on The Lion Awakes are also working on this project! The writers seem to be incredibly passionate about making a film about Lewis and Tolkien so hopefully that passion can turn into a great movie!
“Tollers,” Lewis said to Tolkien, “there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am afraid we shall have to try and write some ourselves.”
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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby fantasia_kitty » Dec 05, 2013 11:55 am

Is this the same movie as 'The Oxford Inklings' I heard about? johobbit, coracle, could one of you confirm?
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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby Lady Arwen » Dec 05, 2013 1:36 pm

I'm not sure, but given that they're going through Indie GoGo, I'd say that this is going to be a very independent film project. Here's hoping that they do a top level job on it!
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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby johobbit » Dec 05, 2013 2:08 pm

I just chatted with Darren Scott Jacobs who said that Jack and Tollers is not the same film as The Oxford Inklings. The prime focus is on the former at this time. :) It looks like TOI is on the back burner for now.

Having loved reading about their friendship for much of my life, I am eagerly excited for this film, and hope it continues to move forward, building on all the information available on the relationship between CSL and JRRT. :D

Having said that, it seems our hopes were let down with The Lion Awakes film going nowhere, then not much transpiring with The Oxford Inklings, so I would dearly love to see Jack and Tollers take flight!

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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby Impending Doom » Dec 10, 2013 5:18 pm

http://allaboutjack.podomatic.com/entry/2013-12-09T03_58_00-08_00

Here's an interview recorded by William O'Flaherty with Chris Dodge, Executive Producer and Darren Jacobs, screen writer. It's a very interesting and informative interview that's well worth your time. It covers a lot of questions that I had about the film like the budget, possible release date, and how it differs from The Lion Awakes.
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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby Impending Doom » Feb 23, 2014 1:14 pm

First casting announcement! Tony Nixon (Rynelf) will play James Welch who was the Director of Religious Broadcasting for the BBC during World War II! :D I'm so glad for Tony!

Third Dart Studios' facebook page also says that there is another casting announcement coming soon. Wonder who it will be!?
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Postby fantasia_kitty » Feb 25, 2014 11:20 am

That's very cool news. Congratulations on landing the role Tony!
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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby johobbit » Feb 26, 2014 1:06 pm

That's really cool! Looking forward to further casting announcements. :) Thanks for posting this update, Impending Doom.
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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby You Will Find Me Bigger » Mar 17, 2014 5:26 pm

I hadn't heard about this... very intriguing! I hope it's as good as the two versions of "Shadowlands" that I've seen. It seems like the sort of thing that could lend itself well to a low indie budget... not a lot of special effects needed.
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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby Movie Aristotle » Apr 01, 2014 11:01 pm

It would be very interesting to see the relationship between Lewis and Tolkien depicted onscreen. For some reason my imagination always makes them a bit boring and stuffy, which from everything I've heard is very far from the truth. I hope a film with spark my mind enough to imagine the truth.
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Postby Adeona » Apr 02, 2014 12:33 am

So this could be considered a "Costume drama", then?

It's too bad the indigogo fundraiser didn't go so well; the information on the page sounds promising. At least they're still moving ahead! I definitely want to see this if it does work out; I don't know too much about the relationship between Lewis and Tolkien (should go dig through the book of Tolkien's letters that I have).
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Jack and Tollers

Postby Chris » May 15, 2014 1:56 pm

Greetings from the crew at Third Dart Studios!

We are most pleased to announce that we have secured the Rights to Colin Duriez book, The Gift of Friendship, the story about CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.

We will be using the book to help us complete our script and we are still scheduled for a Fall 2014 shooting date in the UK and Ireland.

We encourage people to check out Colin's book and Paulilst Press.
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Re: Jack And Tollers (Upcoming Movie)

Postby The Rose-Tree Dryad » May 15, 2014 4:01 pm

Thanks for the greetings, Chris, and glad to have you on the forum! :-h

Congratulations on securing the rights; that's very exciting news! :ymapplause: I'll have to try to get a copy of Duriez's The Gift of Friendship; it looks like a very interesting read.

Really looking forward to this film, and I wish you all the best of luck as you finish drafting the script and start shooting this fall. :D
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