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The Random – Robert Pattinson & Sean Penn, Promised Land, The Graveyard Book, Martin Scorsese to direct Hugo Cabret, Burke and Hare

Posted by LiveFor on January 22, 2010

– Sean Penn and Robert Pattinson are considering joining Water for Elephants at Fox 2000 reports Variety. Based on the best-selling historical novel by Sara Gruen, the story centers on a 90-year-old man (Pattinson) reminiscing about his life and is set during the Depression. At the time the man found work at a B-level circus taking care of the animals. He sees the brutality of circus life while falling for the wife of an abusive animal trainer (Penn). Reese Witherspoon is already attached to play the wife.

– Michael Winterbottom (“Nine Songs”) is next set to direct the $5 million indie Promised Land for Revolution Studios reports Variety. The story deals with the events that lead up to the 1948 partition of Palestine and the subsequent creation of the state of Israel. Jim Sturgess (“Across the Universe,” “21”) will star as a British officer hunting down the extremist Jewish factions.

– Neil Gaiman says the film adaptation of his The Graveyard Book is still on the cards. Speaking to The Los Angeles Times Gaiman said “It was all put together over at Miramax Films. The people there had a long, great relationship with Neil Jordan and it was all set up and ready to go, and then Miramax was more or less erased from existence. It became a filing cabinet in somebody’s desk, more or less… But it looks like almost all the pieces are on the table again. They have a studio, they have a distributor and they are putting stuff together and I’m not allowed to say anything else.”

– Martin Scorsese is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of Brian Selznick’s children’s book The Invention of Hugo Cabret reports Variety. The 2008 novel centers on an orphaned boy who secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery adventure when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.

– Isla Fisher (“Wedding Crashers,” “Confessions of a Shopaholic”) and Tom Wilkinson (“Michael Clayton,” “Duplicity”) have joined the horror comedy Burke and Hare says Heat Vision Blog.
The film is based on the true story a pair of the U.K.’s earliest serial killers, William Burke (Simon Pegg) and William Hare (Andy Serkis), gravediggers who lucratively sold the corpses of their victims to a medical college for dissection. Fisher will play Pegg’s girlfriend, an actress looking for a patron who might or might not be an accomplice to the murders. Wilkinson will play Dr. Robert Knox, an anatomy lecturer looking for fresh corpses. John Landis directs.

– John and Drew Dowdle (“Quarantine”) are set to direct an adaptation of Jack Kilborn’s gory novel Afraid reports Production Weekly. Larry Malkin and Chad Thumann will adapt the script about five government-sponsored lethal torturers wrongly sent on a mission to a small, sleepy Wisconsin town. The military sends in a bunch of Green Berets, Special Forces, SEALs and marines to take down this killing force. However it’s the townsfolk who band together to save their home that will make the critical difference.

Source: Dark Horizons

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Neil Gaiman’s library

Posted by LiveFor on September 4, 2009

booksHow cool is this. I so want a library like this. If any one is willing to donate a big house to the Live for Films cause that includes a library like this I will be more than happy to accept it.

If Mr Gaiman happens to be reading this I would be more than happy to pop round for a cup of tea while interviewing you in the library.

The good people over at Shelfari had this to say and lots more photos.

Gaiman first gained wide acclaim with his complex and literate 75-issue comic series The Sandman, and has since broadened his scope to write award-winning and bestselling novels (American Gods, Anansi Boys), screenplays (“Beowulf”) and yes, he still continues to write comics. His books Stardust and Coraline were both adapted for the screen and his most recent novel The Graveyard Book was awarded the Newbury Medal and, just last month, a Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Naturally we’d assumed that someone whose work is filled with references ranging from literary to mythological would have a fairly extensive library but even so, we were a bit unprepared for the scope of what he sent us. In the basement of his house of secrets we find a room that’s wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling with books (along with a scattering of awards, gargoyles and felines).

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Neil Gaiman On The Colbert Report

Posted by LiveFor on March 17, 2009

Here is Neil Gaiman talkin to Stephen Colbert about The Graveyard Book, Coraline and his early influences.

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The Graveyard Book – Another Neil Gaiman book heading for the big screen

Posted by LiveFor on January 27, 2009

Neil Jordan (Interview with a Vampire, A Company of Wolves) is down to direct a screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. All things Gaiman are hot right now with Coraline being splashed all over the web.

I picked up The Graveyard Book for my Wife for Christmas. I’ve not read it yet, but by all accounts it is meant to be excellent.

Shocktillyoudrop had the story.

It was reported in October that Framestore, a UK-based FX house, picked up the rights to the story. Gaiman, out promoting Coraline, told The Today Show today about Jordan’s involvement.

“The Graveyard Book” focuses on the life of Nobody Owens, a boy raised by the dead in a cemetery. It was published by Harper Collins and released last year. Jordan was once attached to direct an adaptation of Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box, but he backed out last summer.

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The Graveyard Book – Another Neil Gaiman book heading for the big screen

Posted by LiveFor on January 27, 2009

Neil Jordan (Interview with a Vampire, A Company of Wolves) is down to direct a screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. All things Gaiman are hot right now with Coraline being splashed all over the web.

I picked up The Graveyard Book for my Wife for Christmas. I’ve not read it yet, but by all accounts it is meant to be excellent.

Shocktillyoudrop had the story.

It was reported in October that Framestore, a UK-based FX house, picked up the rights to the story. Gaiman, out promoting Coraline, told The Today Show today about Jordan’s involvement.

“The Graveyard Book” focuses on the life of Nobody Owens, a boy raised by the dead in a cemetery. It was published by Harper Collins and released last year. Jordan was once attached to direct an adaptation of Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box, but he backed out last summer.

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