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inkpop Fundamentals: November 2, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on November 2, 2010

Another Leviathan and Cohn creation headed for the big screen! After the wild success of both the film and literary versions of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist; it’s no surprise that the two authors would be eager to work with one another again. The result? Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares – a tale of two teens – Dash and Lily – who both find themselves alone in Manhattan during Christmastime, and proceed to fill a notebook with various dares that bring them closer and closer to one another. Though released just last week; the book is already being adapted for the big screen by Scott Rudin and SXSW Film Festival stunner Lena Durham. Indie Wire.

Fake character; real book Fictional characters may have won a place in our hearts; but many have also snagged a place on our bookshelves, as well. Entertainment Weekly has recently created a list of the twelve best real books penned by fake people. The list includes mystery novels by amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher of Murder, She Wrote; Bad Twin by LOST’s Gary Troup; The Bro Code by How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson, and more. Entertainment Weekly.

Yann Martel’s ‘Life of Pi’ to make a 3-D big screen debut Since it’s publication in 2001; there has been talk that Yann Martel’s debut bestseller Life of Pi would be adapted for the big screen – finally the rumors are coming to fruition. Originally budgeted as a $50 million dollar production; the adaptation will now be exceeding that amount to accommodate a 3-D creation. Though production has yet to begin; newcomer Suraj Sharmi – a seventeen-year-old high school student who resides in Delhi – has already been cast to play the lead character, Pi Patel. Media Bistro.

Over to you…are you excited to see authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan team up for a second novel? What is your favorite real novel written by a fake character? Do you think that a 3-D adaptation will make the big screen version of Life of Pi even more thrilling than a typical production? What are your thoughts of bringing Pi to life?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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