Hmm... somehow that is just so un-fantasy-ish. I don't know why.... Works well on sci-fi but on Fantasy........ I think he'd lose his immediate fan base... except those out to oogle Legolas.. and I don't think he meant for THAT to happen
Sauron = emperor: original evil
Saruman = Anakin/Darth Vader: defector
Gandalf = Obi Wanna Kenobi: die n wun stay dead
Frodo = luke skywalker : whiney youth
I've read before that LOTR is the original High Fantasy, meaning that it's not fairy tale and is "formally" fantasy, ie got realism type.. and the star wars trilogy is based on some LOTR and some jap thingy...