Realise Minas Tirith is a project that aims to recreate the fictional city of Minas Tirith from the Lord of the Rings as depicted by Peter Jackson in the movie. Headed by Jonathan Wilson, the group of architects and engineers involved in the project are looking to create a fully functional city in southern England. The city would serve as a tourist attraction as well as a place to live and work.
The city would operate with a total budget of $3.7 billion -- money that the group hopes could be raised at least partly through crowdfunding website Indiegogo.
Ultimately, Realise Minas Tirith, while ambitious, is a great example of literature coming to life due to the dreams and work of people inspired by literature.