Unfinished Tolkien Work Coming In 2007

Lord Of The RingsAccording to CNN, an unfinished J.R.R. Tolkien work entitled The Children of Hurin will be published in 2007. Christopher Tolkien, son of The Lord Of The Rings (among many other works) author J.R.R. Tolkien, has previously compiled unfinished works of his father into the twelve-volume History Of Middle-Earth series, but this will mark the first time a complete work has been released by him. I definitely look forward to reading it…

Spaceballs: The Animated Series?!

CNN reports that:

Mel Brooks is developing an animated TV series based on his comedy feature Spaceballs.

Like the 1987 movie, which parodied well-known science-fiction movies, Spaceballs: The Animated Series will spoof current blockbusters as well as every genre of entertainment from movies and reality TV to culture and politics.

It is set to debut on cable network G4 in fall 2007. Production has already started on an initial batch of 13 episodes.

Brooks, who will voice two characters in the show, co-wrote the pilot with longtime collaborator Thomas Meehan, who will oversee all writing for the series.

That this show might air 20 years after the movie is probably not a coincidence, but it doesn’t sound all that promising to me. I’m not even sure that it would work if John Candy were around to star in it (again)…