Believe it or not, Stanley Kubrick and the Beatles once had plans to make their very own Lord of the Rings adaptation.
Although The Lord of the Rings wouldn’t make it to the big screen until the turn of the 21st century led by Peter Jackson, plenty of attempted adaptations had gone into development before then. Until New Line Cinema took a gamble on shooting Jackson’s vision for the trilogy back-to-back, every attempt to bring J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic to the screen had ultimately been unsuccessful.
In the 1960s, the Beatles tried to obtain the film rights to The Lord of the Rings, as Tolkien’s work had influenced them all as kids and they wanted to honor it. They wanted Stanley Kubrick to direct and planned to star in the movie themselves.