Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Book --> Film

Camille at Bookmoot discusses two kids' books currently filming or in the planning stages--Charlie Higson's Silverfin and Anthony Horowitz's Stormbreaker. She has a lot of great info on both productions.

Ben MacIntyre has written a fascinating (and funny) article for the Times on authors' reactions to the filming of their works. He opens the article with the announcement that there is a film in the works of one of my favorite books of the past 20 years--Patrick Suskind's Perfume. I can't believe it! I have to say, though, that I'm glad Suskind has not gone entirely Hollywood with his movie, but has instead signed the rights (eyes closed, he swears) to a someone who was once a German producer, Bernd Eichinger (okay, so his most recent movies haven't been so good...)