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Summary of JACK & TOLLERS (The New C.S. Lewis Movie)

January 6, 2014

NOTE: The follow post is taken from a permanent page. That page will be updated as needed, so while this article is accurate (as of 1/5/14), newer information may be available. Thus, if it is more than a few weeks since this date please visit THAT page for the latest details. 

Frequently Asked Question about JACK & TOLLERS

This page features a summary of facts or frequently asked questions about the forthcoming movie about the friendship of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien entitled JACK & TOLLERS. While all answers are believed to be accurate as of the date posted above, please note that this is an UNOFFICIAL page and not meant to suggest it is endorsed by those who are actually producing the movie.

Presently the best place to get official information is from the Facebook page of Third Dart Studios. You can also hear interviews I did with those involved in the production from Dec. 9, 2013 (with Darren Jacobs, a screenwriter and Chris Dodge, the Executive Producer) and Dec. 17, 2013 (with Darren again and Dr. Louis Markos, the other screenwriter).

If you have questions that are not answered below please feel free to ask them in the comment section below. If I’m able to get an answer then I will include it here. So, this page will be updated whenever I get additional information.

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  1. How is this film the same or different from The Lion Awakes?

    Darren Jacobs and Dr. Louis Markos were the screenwriters for The Lion Awakes, but various factors (including financial reasons) prevented that movie from being made. The title change (to JACK & TOLLERS) denotes a change in emphasis of the new project from the previous (The Lion Awakes focused on the spiritual awakening of Lewis). This new title will still be about the early life of C.S. Lewis, but it will have a greater emphasis on J.R.R. Tolkien and the friendshi between Jack (Lewis’s nickname) and Tollers (Tolkien’s nickname) and the factors that enabled them to create their most known works (Narnia and The Lord of the Rings).

  2. Does this mean Lewis’s Christian faith will be ignored? Will this be a Christian movie?

    Lewis’s (and Tolkien’s) faith will NOT be ignored, Lewis’s faith is central to who he was (as well as Tolkien) and the movie will include this, but the friendship between the two men will be the main emphasis. So, instead of being a “Christian” movie, it will be a movie about two devoted Christian men.

  3. Does the film have an official Website?

    No, but the production company does have a Facebook page. Visit Third Dart Studios.

  4. Is there any trailer about the movie yet?

    YES! There is a CONCEPT trailer available with a TEASER trailer in the works.

  5. When will the actual movie be released?

    At the moment the target is for fall 2015, but this is subject to change.

  6. Who will be the actors in the movie?
    No announcement can be made at this time.

  7. Where will the film be made? What locations will be used?
    There are many exterior scenes that will be filmed in Oxford, but most interior scenes will  be in the United States.

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