Thursday, August 27, 2009

Adaptation News
(It's true they effed up the story, but hey -- the author got a Lexus!)

The first single from the Where The Wild Things Are soundtrack is streaming free here.

Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson will star in an HBO production of The Sunset Limited, an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's play. Jones is directing, with McCarthy writing the script.

Critical reaction to the video game adaptation of Grant Morrison and Dave McKean's Batman: Arkham Asylum is overwhelmingly positive. The game currently earns a score of 91 out of 100 at

A live-action film adaptation of Go Nagai's manga, The Abashiri Family, is in the works. While The Abashiri Family isn't known to most U.S. audiences, ask your neighborhood geek about Go Nagai's Devilman, Mazinger Z or Cutey Honey and they'll drool.

Terminator: Salvation director McG and Terminator: Salvation star Sam Worthington are eying an adaptation of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Worthington, a white Aussie, wants the role of Captain Nemo, an Indian prince. Ah, Hollywood!

The good news: Jason Schwartzman is starring in a new HBO show titled Bored to Death, written & created by Brooklyn author Jonathan Ames (Wake up, Sir!, I Love You More Than You Know). The iffy news: The show is about a Brooklyn author named Jonathan Ames.