Perhaps the Silmarillion
since I think it would work a little better as a game than as a movie.
It'd be really hard to make the game worse than the book. ... ...? :)
Yes, not a Tolkien fan. His best writing -- and only story that's readable to me -- was The Hobbit. I plowed through others out of obligation, but, ugh, don't get where the fans are coming from; LotR had moments [mostly the middle of the three], but, overall was just not terribly pleasant and grossly in need of serious editing and abridgment. Especially The Bible But Worse (AKA Silmarillion).
Tolstoy thought Shakespeare was trash, too. But he, like you, have missed the point of the literature. (Shakespeare has been imitated and analogued so much it is basically the DNA of Modern English; he was cliché in the seventeenth century.)
What is impressive about Tolkien, if I may be so bold, is that he writes what is a predictable plot (really, the most basic story of a world almost at the extreme utmost end being saved at the last moment, and how that happened) in what can only be described as BEAUTIFUL language. I suppose someone who wasn't that interested in English as a semeiotic code might be extremely bored by the text, but I can tell you (after reading it aloud to my spouse, twice) that it is a significant accomplishment. (YMMD)
Obviously this has no bearing on any game or movie made in its name. (There are significant differences between Jackson's trilogy, and the prequel trilogy, and the original material; so much so that the estate of Tolkien has refused any further offers to make the rest of the material into a movie.
tom cruise's jack reacher
Jack Reacher is a series penned by Lee Child. Reacher, the character, is six feet five inches tall; Tom Cruise is 5 foot 2 inches in heels. Why would you want his version?
Idea: An RPG based off of Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. .
Games based on Asimov books would be great.
If you include his short stories that would be literally everything! But I concur; there are many rich veins to mine in his bountiful imaginings.
series (although it's a little dated with its (magic) "micronuclear" technology) would be good because he was prescient with his prediction about those who would try to use technology to control people.