HarperCollins, in partnership with Warner Bros Consumer Products, is publishing the official The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Colouring Book.
The first authorised colouring book based on the Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy will feature "favourite characters" and "enchanting scenes" from its fantasy world. It is scheduled for worldwide publication in June 2016, priced £9.99.
The artwork in the books combines official character artwork from the films, including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Frodo, Sam and Gollum, with new colouring pages by artist Nicolette Caven. The book is said to capture "the breathtaking vistas" from all three Lord of the Rings films, from the encounter with the Balrog in the Mines of Moria to the "grim final battle" of Pelennor Fields.
David Brawn, publisher of estates at HarperCollins in London, secured world rights directly from Warner Bros.
He said: "It is now 15 years since the first of The Lord of the Rings film was released, and more than 60 years since we published the books on which they were based, and yet the affection for Middle-earth remains as high as ever. HarperCollins has a tradition of publishing very successful tie-in books based on the iconic film trilogies The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and it is a particular pleasure to be able to respond to a growing demand from fans with a colouring book that will allow them to revisit favourite scenes from the films in such a unique way."