Will Eragon be the next Lord of the Rings? Look, I’m just laying my bet now: no. Although comparing Eragon’s number of friends on MySpace to how many hits the Saw III website has is just silly.
Speaking of adaptions of beloved fantasy classics (in the vein of LOTR, not Johnny-come-lately Eragon) Walden Media’s adaption of The Dark is Rising now has a director: David Cunningham of The Path to 9/11 and (More hopefully? Maybe?) 2005’s Little House on the Prairie miniseries.
Tom Cruise wants a cameo the next Trek film. Pretty likely, given the (current) director is his buddy J.J. Abrams.