It seems that not only will fans see J.R.R. Tolkien's Mirkwood in the upcoming adaptions of The Hobbit, they will also see a film named after the mysterious forest and Tolkien himself entering his own fictional world. HR is reporting that despite some recent legal battles centering on Steve Hillard's recent novel Mirkwood---specifically with the estate of the late author---a theatrical adaptation is in the works out of EMO Films. The deal was made when the Tolkien estate and reps for Hillard's novel resolved their conflict. EMO's Joel Eisenberg and Timothy Owens will produce the film.
Plot Concept: "Mirkwood" tells of Tolkien hiding secret documents that the forces of evil will do anything to obtain, and the young orphan girl, Cadence, who discovers them. In the opening pages of Hillard's novel, world-renowned author and linguist Tolkien lands in New York City on a mysterious errand. He carries with him a collection of ancient documents, many in an unknown language that hint of a heroine, a halfling named Ara, who lived in the same ancient landscape that inspired Tolkien's Middle-earth.
Fearing that possession of the documents will lead to great harm, Tolkien entrusts them to a simple scissor sharpener named Jesse Grande. Almost four decades later, Grande has disappeared and the documents have been found by Grande's orphaned granddaughter, Cadence. As dark forces from the realm of fantasy hunt down the documents and their guardian, Cadence must protect the story of Ara.