Thursday, December 3, 2009

Adaptation News (sorta like Book News, only we effed with the endings)

Filming of that gol durned Hobbit movie has been postponed again. This time, 'til summer of 2010.

I'm torn. While the three new clips from Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes look horrible, the film does star Robert Downey Jr. What to do, what to do...

Over at The Guardian UK, Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers describe the day they went to Maurice Sendak's house to ask him about filming Where the Wild Things Are.

Summit Films plans to milk its lone cash cow for as long as they can, splitting the fourth Twilight book, Breaking Dawn, up into two movies. Click here to read what that'll entail.

Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing) are teaming up to adapt the French comic book, Miss: Better Living Through Crime. The book is about two 1920s criminals, Nola and Slim, who become killers for hire.

The Wire's Idris Elba has joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Marvel Comics' Thor. Already on board are Ray Stevenson (Punisher: War Zone), Tadanobu Asano (Taste of Tea), and Natalie Portman (far too many of my waking sex dreams).