Three bestsellers are in various stages of film pre-production and are sure to be blockbusters - The Life of Pi, On the Road and The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel was a Man Booker Prize recipient in 2002. M. Night Shyamalan was going to direct the fillm, but dropped out in 2002. Now set to be directed by Ang Lee, the 3D film is due out in 2012. Stars have not yet been announced. Who would you like to see play Pi?
On the Road by Jack Kerouac is an American classic and was partially penned here in Denver. Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame is reported to star in this film set to start shooting in August this summer.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick won the Caldecott Medal in 2008. Martin Scorcese acquired the film rights and the finished product is due out December of 2011. The 3D craze rages on as this is reportedly also being filmed in 3D when filming begins next month.
Which adaptation excites you the most? What book would you still love to see committed to film?
I'll be anxious to see how they capture the subtle drama of The Life of Pi on film. Just starting Martel's new book, long awaited, Beatrice and Virgil. My husband, who doesn't often read fiction, couldn't put it down and was despondent for days afterward. Think that's a sign of a great book that it moves you to those depths of emotion.