I know this forum is probably meant purely for HoF members' efforts, but yesterday I stumbled across this in-depth treatment of a movie adaptation of Tolkien's The Akallabêth - The Downfall of Númenor
by H.K. Fauskanger
. It was written before Jackson's The Hobbit was a real possibility, with the thought to offer a potential follow-up to the original Trilogy.
There's a lengthy Introduction
but if you don't want to wade through that, the breakdown of the screenplay treatment is in two sections:Ideas for a Westernesse movie Part 1Ideas for a Westernesse movie Part 2
Sadly, the project was not completed - there should have been a Part 3, and Part 2 ends after Ar Pharazon's ships have set sail for The Undying Lands - but I feel there is great potential in what was produced thus far, and I like that we actually get to see the fair Sauron as a major character, though I think it is possibly a step too far to try and bring in the forging of the Rings of Power in Eregion (as a lengthy narrated backstory) as well as the actual events in Númenor. Plus the author actually proposed taking the movie - mooted at only 3 hours - right up to the Battle of Dagorlad!
Still, I wondered if others might like to read it as well, and perhaps have a discussion on how the final part might play out...