Monday, September 3, 2007

Upcoming Film Adaptations of Books

Atonement (Dec. 7)

This book is great; the cast (Keira Knightley, James McAvoy) and crew (Pride and Prejudice's Joe Wright) should make this a pretty awesome movie.

Beowulf (Nov. 16)

I'm not exactly sure what's going on here; apparently they decided to film this using motion capture animation instead of just using live people with CGI. Which begs the question: why go through all the trouble of animating Angelina Jolie when the character you end up with looks like... Angelina Jolie? She certainly doesn't look like Grendel's mother.

No Country for Old Men (Nov. 9)

Cormac McCarthy + Coen Brothers + Tommy Lee Jones = badass

The Golden Compass (Dec. 7)

Reports are that the movie tones down a lot of the anti-Christian sentiment in the children's book, so we'll see. In either case, I expect it to be controversial.

Love in the Time of Cholera (Nov. 16)

I can't seem to find a trailer for this, but here's a video about the making of the movie. The book is a very popular romantic novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

The Spiderwick Chronicles (Feb. 29)

This is based on a children's book in which ordinary children encounter an extroardinary magical world. So, basically, every children's book ever. I will be watching this solely to see if there is a sex scene between Andrew McCarthy and Mary Louise Parker.


Carlton said...

No Country for Old Men look pretty sweet. It will also be nice to see Tommy Lee Jones play a sheriff for a change.

Christopher said...

Haha. I think I'll read that book before it comes out.

Nihil Novum said...

I want to read the book too. Excited about Count54try and Atonement.

Christopher said...

Mmm, Mary Louise Parker.