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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Book Flicks

When I hear a children's book is being turned into a movie, I'm initially very excited.  Then I begin to worry, really worry that they will ruin a beloved tale and turn kids off from it altogether.  Either that, or they will change the story so much that it becomes virtually unrecognizable once Hollywood gets done with it.  Having said that, I'm interested to hear that The Giver by Lois Lowry is going to the big screen.  It is supposedly i9n pre-production so no release date has been set.  Here are a few other children's tales that are  are rumored, in the process, or are becoming movies making their way to a theatre near you (eventually).

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Adventures of Tin Tin by Herge
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) by J.K. Rowling
Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

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