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)