Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Book-To-Film News, In Brief

Via the GuardianUK: "The Afghan-set drama The Kite Runner has been banned in its homeland after government officials claimed it could incite violence." In related news, the state of Vermont has also banned the film, citing that they already have enough sap.

Also via the GuardianUK : "Charlize Theron will co-star alongside ViggoMortensen in The Road, an adaptation of the apocalyptic 2006 novel by Cormac McCarthy. (The film will be) directed by Australian film-maker John Hillcoat (The Proposition)." wisecracks to be made here. McCarthy's book was solid, The Proposition was great, and I'm a big fan of Theron's work in the film version of The Cider House Rules.

Wow, something that's not via the GuardianUK: A new ad for P.T. Anderson's There Will Be Blood, loosely based on Upton Sinclair's Oil!
(Note: The joke only works after you've seen the film.)