Thursday, November 5, 2009

Underwhelming Adaptation News
(don't say I didn't warn you)

Those wacky Twilight books are being adapted again. This time, as Barbie dolls.

Entertainment Weekly has "first look" photos of the film version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and honestly...meh.

Equally unimpressive, the trailer for How To Train Your Dragon is now online. Ah, generic CGI cartoons -- I hate you and the stupid families that make you profitable.

The New York Times feigns surprised at what computers can do these days, heaping hyperbolic praise upon Robert Zemeckis' 3D/CGI A Christmas Carol.

Big budget television adaptations of four of China's most popular novels have the world's largest country glued to their sets. For a peek at what all of the hub-bub is about, click here.

2005's Sin City is one of those films that seems better and better the longer it's been since you've watched it. Apparently, directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller agree: Filming of the sequel will begin in the second half of 2010.

The NYTimes again, this time with a puff piece about Peter Jackson and his upcoming Lovely Bones adaptation. In it, you'll learn that Jackson had to approach this film in a 'different manner' than he did his gory, low budget ghost pics. I never would've guessed!