Taken from Dark Horizons: Caltanet Cinema talked with John Howe who spoke about chances of an adaptation of this J.R.R. Tolkien story - an epic even Peter Jackson would not take on. Howe says: "The rights of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' were sold by Tolkien himself, so it was his own decision. The rights of 'The Silmarillion', instead, belong to his son Christopher...he won't sell the rights to anyone whatever sum offered. The Silmarillion is very strictly linked with his father's life and will never be made into a film while he's still alive". Just in case anyone was wondering.