TIL that The Beatles approached Stanley Kubrick to direct a The Lord of The Rings adaptation starring them Supporting tagline
When J. R. R. Tolkien sold the film rights of The Lord of the Rings to United Artists in 1969, the Beatles considered making a film of it, and approached Kubrick as a possible director, but Kubrick told John Lennon he thought the novel was unfilmable due to its immensity. Peter Jackson, who later directed The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, states a major factor killing the project was Tolkien's opposition to the Beatles' participation.
You just can't make this stuff up.
29 January 2012