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...]

“The Tale of Despereaux”: Read the Book. (Don’t Wait for the Movie.)

My review of The Tale of Despereaux is coming to Christianity Today Movies next Friday. For now, I'll just say this: Read the book before you see the movie.Please. Pretty please. You'll thank me for it. … [Read more...]

Fantasy for Young Children: What Comes After Narnia?

I received this letter this morning from a pastor: … [Read more...]

Kate DiCamillo’s Back!

Kate DiCamillo has joined the short list of my all-time favorite storytellers, and this year she's releasing a new book on my birthday!Not familiar with DiCamillo?Start with The Tiger Rising, a heartbreaking masterpiece, and then read The Tale of Despereaux (quick, before it becomes a movie). … [Read more...]

“The Tale of Despereaux”: Promising Signs

One of my favorite children's books... no, scratch that. One of my favorite books is being adapted into an animated feature.And I'm very nervous. Can the filmmakers do the story justice? The Tale of Despereaux is such a delicate, exquisite story. It'll be as tough to capture as the tone of Winnie the Pooh. And... like the best children's books... it holds just as much treasure, or more, for grownups as it does for kids. … [Read more...]

Mike Johnson prepares "The Tale of Despereaux"

One of my favorite childrens' stories... the kind that's so good, adults should be reading it... … [Read more...]