The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien's epic journey of Middle Earth's creation, ascension, and its struggles to rise above the despotism of Morgoth. One chronicle to rule them all brought to life...
For all of us LOTR and The Hobbit fans, to hear an announcement that Peter Jackson was able to obtain the rights to The Silmarillion would be a DREAM COME TRUE! But as of right now, sadly, we are not yet awake. And despite the fact that between the two trilogies they have managed to break world records and win numerous awards within the entertainment industry, thus giving 3D life to the beautiful works of J.R.R. Tolkien, his son Christopher Tolkien, who is the literary executor, "refused to consider any further licensing of his father's work for cinematic purposes. (JPB theonering.net)"
According to an article by ScreenRant.com: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies will, most likely, be the last Jackson-directed Middle-earth adventure that reaches the big screen, since the Tolkien estate owns the film rights to most of the rest of the late author’s work (including, his hefty account of Middle-Earth history, in The Silmarillion)… and it’s no secret that they’ve never been very big fans of Jackson’s Tolkien adaptations. However, should an opportunity to revisit Middle-Earth arrive in the future, Jackson admits he’ll likely be tempted to take it.
“If I had to start tomorrow, I would say no, because I definitely would appreciate a break to clear my head and get my little New Zealand stories done, which is where my passion and my heart is heading now. But ask me in two or three years, and I’d probably say yes. It would be hard to see another filmmaker go into this world, because I certainly have an emotional ownership of it.” - Peter Jackson
If only Christopher Tolkien knew how much his father's work positively impacted the lives of so many through Peter Jackson's distinguished and exquisite movie portrayals, perhaps some day our dreams would become reality and we would finally get to see The Silmarillion: Chronicles of Middle-Earth!