Thursday, July 30, 2009

Adaptation News
(for those who prefer to watch)

Brian Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim -- soon to be a feature film -- is now en route to becoming a video game, as well.

Another really good comic, Greg Rucka's Whiteout, will have its film adaptation hit theaters in September. Click here to view the trailer...and Kate Beckinsale in the shower.

Having successfully adapted Dennis Lehane's Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck is hopping back into the director's chair again, this time for a film version of Charles Hogan's The Town.

Tolkein's heirs have filed a lawsuit to try and block the filming of The Hobbit. When this case is miraculously dismissed due to a large sum of money being dropped into the Tolkiens' laps, remember, you read it here first.

Wes Anderson, the fetishistic stylist behind Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, has made a stop-motion animated feature out of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox. For a nice look at the puppets (and a blocked view of the sets), click here.

Remember Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH? It was the Newbery Medal-winning children's book that they made into the creepy and cool cartoon, The Secret of NIMH. Well, Hollywood is adapting it again, this time as a blend of CGI and live action.

In order to keep some semblance of coolness, I'll try and keep the Twilight news as brief as possible: Radiohead's Thom Yorke has written a song specifically for New Moon, and Bryce Dallas Howard will be replacing Rachelle Lafevre as 'Victoria' in Eclipse.