I'd never heard of Boorman wanting to make LOTR, LT. Very interesting. I really wouldn't doubt it at all. That's kind of ironic if you know of that and Lucas' goal of attempting to make Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon movies in the early 70's. Apparently there was also a problem with the rights to those properties as well so Lucas said f* it and began writing his own sci-fi serial saga extravaganza.