Just when Tolkien fans had started to lament and wonder what they'll do now that there are no more Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies to return us to Middle Earth comes some great news from the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien.
It has announced they will publish The Story of Kullervo, a previously unreleased tale, this month. While unfinished, the story follows Kullervo, the son of Kalervo, who goes on a quest to avenge his father's death at the hands of a magician.
Here is the official synopsis:
Brought up in the homestead of the dark magician Untamo, who killed his father, kidnapped his mother, and who tries three times to kill him when still a boy, Kullervo is alone save for the love of his twin sister, Wanona, and guarded by the magical powers of the black dog, Musti. When Kullervo is sold into slavery he swears revenge on the magician, but he will learn that even at the point of vengeance there is no escape from the cruelest of fates.
As with all his works, the story is a retelling of an older myth, this one Finnish, and is, "the germ of my attempt to write legends of my own." Of course, this is all tied in to the legends of Middle Earth, with Kullervo being a distant ancestor of The Silmarillion's Túrin Turambar.
Think we'll get another movie out of this? Only time will tell.
The Story of Kullervo will be released on August 27th.