Ridley Scott ( Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and The Martian) is directing Don Winslow's book The Cartel after All the Money in the World. The Screenwriter for All the Money in the World, David Scarpa, is also writing the film adaptation of the book. Sadly, the film wouldn't be as faithful to the novel. Here's the director's own word brought to you by Dark Horizons (www.darkhorizons.com/the-cartel-scribe-talks-scotts-adaptation/)
“Part of [the appeal of The Cartel] was Don Winslow’s book, which is this big sweeping Dickensian book that kind of can’t be adapted. Not only is it 600 pages long, but it’s 600 incredibly dense pages. Like very densely plotted and very full of politics and culture and like six different character storylines and all that stuff.
So it’s really about sort of managing to capture the essence of it, and yet also sort of re-conceive it almost as a companion piece to the book. The idea being we can’t possibly deliver you the same experience that’s in the book, but we can deliver you an experience that is kind of complimentary to it.
Ridley’s got sort of a big ambition for the movie. I think he sees it as a big sort of sprawling epic, and yet it’s also the battle to keep the thing economical as well, in a sort of Godfather kind of sense, and that’s incredibly interesting as well."
The film will also mention the relationship between the United States and Mexico in the current presidency, a.k.a Donald Trump's presidency which wasn't in the novel since it came out in 2015. The movie would likely to begin production next year.
The Phantom Tollbooth is written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Pfeiffer has been optioned. TriStar pictures has chosen Matt Shakman, who has worked on Games of Thrones and Fargo, to direct the children's book. Matt Shakman has also worked on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a executive producer and directed The Good Wife as well. Michael Vukadinovich and Phil Johnston are working on the screenplay.
So I hope you are looking forward to this movie adaptation. For now watch the YouTube clip on the 1989 adaptation of The Phantom Tollbooth. Take care and I hope you come here soon:)
First off Congrats to IT for being numero uno at the box office. On opening day it made $13.5 million, beating Dead pool to be the largest earning rated R movie so far. Dead pool made $12. 7 million. For the overall first weekend, the movie made quite the moola with $179.2 million this past weekend.This makes the movie the largest opening ever for a horror movie. The largest opening weekend ever for New Line. IT only cost about $35 million to make and it seems the audience gave it a rave review. Internationally, it made the biggest opening earner for a horror film. So it's safe to say that there will be a sequel after such an outstanding result. Proving all the more that Hollywood would find favor,i believe, in looking into novels, novella, fiction or even non-fiction, and short stories for their next success.
Speaking of short stories, news has just broke out that Stephen King's short story titled Suffer the Little Children would be made into a feature film. Sean carter of Keep Watching is set to write and direct the film. The producer would be Craig Flores, Sriram Das and Nicolas Chartier. This is excellent news as short stories, i feel, do make an excellent film. Can't wait to hear more news from this project. I hope Studio would feel the need to take notice of short stories (funnily enough i released a short story of mine titled THE BOX IN THE SPARE ROOM at amazon on September 9 ) Short stories, perhaps self-published ones, could be made into a feature film and I regret it it will be successful. Someone took a chance on the self-published novel THE MARTIAN and look at how that turned out: A massive success (speaking of THE MARTIAN, i will post my interview with the author ANDY WEIR about his latest novel ARTEMIS on November 14, 2017, make sure you check it out.). Back to the topic: Someone took a chance on self-published novel THE MARTIAN and it became a huge success. Why not take a chance on a self-published short story????? I wonder what the result would be on that one. Time will tell (hopefully really soon). As always thanks for stopping by to read this. Take care and have a blessed day.
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