inkpop Fundamentals: November 23, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on November 23, 2010
★ The Wizard of Oz 2.0 It was the film that put actress Judy Garland on the map; a 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that rose to classic film status and has stayed a large part of pop culture ever since. With such staying power, it should come as no surprise that Warner Bros. is eager to remake the classic – but with a twist. Instead of writing an entirely new screenplay; Warner Bros. (who own the script from the original 1939 film) want to create an exact replica of the original – with a new cast, of course – and are already in talks with Robert Zemeckis to direct the live-action film. It is rumored that Warner Bros. is eager to recreate the movie in an attempt to go head-to-head with Disney’s upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful. Deadline.
★ Interactive virtual story to be published due to popular demand Hailed as “the world’s largest online fashion and games community for girls,” Stardoll has done much in the world of social networking, even going so far as to create an interactive virtual story – The Mortal Kiss – which is on its way to being published and sold in book form through Random House Children’s Books. A paranormal mystery serialized on Stardoll’s website for eight weeks through Halloween of 2010; The Mortal Kiss was originally created by a collaboration of Stardoll programmers and artists and Random House Children’s Books writers and editors. The response to the serial was so great, earning more than 13.9 million page views, that it was decided to put The Mortal Kiss into print. The book will hit shelves on January 6, 2011. PR Web.
★ Teen blogger Tavi Gevinson gets ‘Sassy’! Fourteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson took the world by storm when she hit the blogging scene in 2008, at just eleven-years-old, with Style Rookie – a fashion blog that has won her acclaim from budding fashionistas and fashion insiders alike. Though she has grown accustomed to sitting front row center at the runway shows of design heavy-hitters; she’s about to take on a new endeavor…creating a magazine with Jane Pratt – founder of the two now-defunct magazines Sassy and Jane. Thus far, the magazine is untitled and has no scheduled debut date; however, Gevinson has sent out an open call to writers of all ages asking those interested in being an unpaid contributor to send her writing samples by the end of this week. The New York Observer.
Over to you…would you like to see Warner Bros. remake The Wizard of Oz or would you prefer to see it remain as is – why or why not? If you could see anyone in the roles of Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin-Man, the Scarecrow, and Glinda the Good Witch, who would they be and why? What do you think of interactive virtual stories – yay or nay? Will you be buying The Mortal Kiss once it hits bookstores? Are you excited to see the debut of a magazine with a teenager at the helm? Do you have plans to submit your writing for consideration?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)
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