Thursday, September 17, 2009

Unlicensed Sequels to Ancient Adaptation News Links

A few weeks back we gave you the the trailer to the film of The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Now we're giving you a link to a mini-documentary about the author of the source material, Roald Dahl.

A month or so ago I dissed Radiohead's Thom Yorke for contributing a song to the New Moon film. Now I'm accusing Death Cab for Cutie of career suicide for Cutie for doing the exact same thing.

This is the only 'new' piece of news in this week's Adaptation News (and it's for the weakest sounding picture of the lot): TMG is putting together a small screen adaptation of Herman Melville's little known, rarely filmed, fish-fic, Moby Dick. William Hurt and Ethan Hawke are set to star.

I can count on one hand the number of things I've looked forward to as much as I'm looking forward to Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers' adaptation of Where The Wild Things Are. (What were they, you ask? One was losing my virginity. Two was the second round of sex where I planned to make up for my lackluster performance during the first. Three was the third go-round, where I planned to temporarily delay the li'l lady's look of disappointment by implementing a little something called 'foreplay.' Four was gay sex. I figured, 'If I suck this bad at straight sex...' Five was Star Wars Episode 1.) Anyway, here are two new WTWTA links: New movie stills and a fawning interview with Jonze.