"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, July 30, 2009

P a p e r / C u t s

Books coming to the silver screen...



Ron Howard is hoping to combine the success of his Dan Brown adaptations with the robust action of The Bourne series by signing on to direct The Parsifal Mosaic.

Variety reports:

"David Self will adapt the Ludlum novel about a CIA operative who thinks he witnessed the execution of his lover after she was identified as a KGB double agent.

Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer will produce."


More Ludlum adaptations appear to be in the works. Which would you like to see make it to the big screen?

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The team behind the Resident Evil franchise will be taking on Peter V. Brett's debut fantasy novel The Warded Man.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

"The book is set in an undetermined future where mankind is beset by nightly attacks from demonkind and has been thrown back into a feudal state. Three young people emerge with the potential power to turn the tide, including the title character, a man who has wards (spells) tattooed on his body."


"Tremendously readable...a great adventure novel." Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse series (aka True Blood)

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After The Grinch, The Cat in the Hat, and Horton, we all knew who would be next:

"Dr. Seuss' The Lorax will be co-directed by Chris Renaud and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, with Paul & Daurio writing the script.

Though published in 1971, The Lorax has a timely 'green' theme. It is narrated by a greedy entrepreneur who, despite warnings from the tree-loving Lorax, strips a forest of its stock of Truffula trees to manufacture clothing. The results are catastrophic as all the animals leave and nothing’s left.

The picture is targeted for a March 2, 2012, release, which falls on the birthday of Theodor Geisel, who died in 1991."


It'll be hard to hear someone other than Bob Holt as the Once-ler.

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Read 'em now -- and know the spoilers before everyone else!

1 comment:

Bob Andelman said...

If you enjoyed the movie Despicable Me, you’ll probably enjoy this Mr. Media Radio interview with screenwriters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul. They also wrote Horton Hears a Who! and are working on an adaptation of The Lorax.