Stockwell Takes On L’Engle, DiCamillo, Miyazaki. [-updated-]

[THIS POST HAS BEEN REVISED TO CORRECT AN ERROR. Bedrock Pictures is not necessarily making all three of the films in question. But the screenwriter, Jeff Stockwell, is attached to all three projects.] Bedrock Pictures plans to make a movie of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time, from a script by Jeff Stockwell.And my, my... Stockwell's a busy guy.He's also working on adaptations of Kate DiCamillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and Hayao Miyazaki's Kiki's Delivery … [Read more...]

Tonight: The Raven’s Ladder Reading/Booksigning Party

You're invited! … [Read more...]

Judy Dench Has Been Cast in a Period Piece… Finally!

Judi Dench will be playing a supporting role in the costume drama Jane Eyre, the latest adaptation of the classic novel by Charlotte Brontë. So, of course, that means this is a project to be taken seriously.I'd love to see someone do a clever mash-up of Dench's scenes from all of the period pieces where she has curtly snapped off lines about how the social norms are being upset.Who are the leads? … [Read more...]

The School Newspaper: The Best Place to Start?

Did you — or do you — write for your school newspaper? … [Read more...]

Shepherd Book Returns, Firefly Fans Weep for Joy

There were quite a few loose ends left dangling when Joss Whedon's brilliant TV series Firefly was abruptly canceled by FOX. The follow-up big screen film Serenity tied up some of them.  But some things remained mysterious... … [Read more...]

The Hobbit Begins Shooting in June…

...according to Gandalf. And Gandalf's a fairly reliable fellow. … [Read more...]

Lucky Showest folks see Toy Story 3

Are you looking forward to Toy Story 3?I learned a long time ago not to let the trailer for a Pixar movie influence my expectations: The films almost always surpass high expectations.So I was surprised to read some grumbling about the latest trailer. Haven't other people learned the same lesson?Then came today: And the lucky folks who got to see Toy Story 3 at Showest are Tweeting up a storm. Here are some of the early reports: … [Read more...]

10 Films. One Oscar. But Are Any of Them Actually Profound?

Did you miss The Kindlings Muse last month? It was a lively conversation covering all ten of the Best Picture nominees.I discussed the ups and downs of the nominees with Dick Staub, Greg Wright, and... … [Read more...]

Coming Soon From the Maker of Children of Men

[UPDATE: Apparently the "scoop" that I shared below may not be such a scoop after all. Here's the latest.]Ever since Alfonso Cuarón directed A Little Princess, I've been excited about his work. Since then, he's given us Y Tu Mama Tambien, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (my favorite of the series), and Children of Men... all impressive in certain ways. I can't wait to see what he does next.So today's news at /FILM is intriguing... … [Read more...]

Currently Listening To…

I'm listening to a lot of music these days.Today, for instance, I need some inspiring music while I fill out interview questions about Raven's Ladder that have been sent by various bloggers.  (Look, I appreciate your attention to my novel, but please, do everybody a favor and avoid asking the questions that a dozen bloggers have already asked about it. There are so many interesting things we could talk about.)Anyway, I'm enjoying these three new releases... … [Read more...]


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