Thursday, October 1, 2009

Adaptation News
(permanently perverting the way you'd pictured it in your mind)

If Clive Owen is to be believed, production on Sin City 2 should start next year. MTV has the interview.

Ron Howard is preparing to adapt The Strange Adventures of H.P. Lovecraft, a comic book by Mac Carter with Adam Byrne. Guess what it's about?

To help hype the Martin Scorsese film of Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island, Tokyopop is planning on putting out a manga version of the mental hospital thriller.

Nothing gives me more joy than new Where The Wild Things Are news items. On the opposite end of the special-feeling spectrum, there's Twilight: New Moon news bits.

This last one isn't a film adaptation, a manga adaptation, a video game adaptation, or even a cake adaptation. Nope, it's a comedic adaptation of the opening chapters of The Hobbit -- done in the style of one of those Nigerian 419 fraudulent emails.