Tuesday, July 17, 2007

new Neil Gaiman movie out soon!

Neil Gaiman. Storyteller extraordinaire. American Gods will always be one of my all-time favorite reads. Translations of his work to the screen have been rather disappointing so far, though. The tv mini-series Neverwhere was awful! And while MirrorMask was not based off of a book, and it was intriguing, it was also rather disjointed and just not catchy.

But, my ears perked up, my eyes lit up at the sight of a movie trailer I caught yesterday - STARDUST has been made into a movie, and it looked like it might just break the Gaiman screen jinx! Stardust is a delightful fairy tale - a simple easy read, but thoroughly enjoyable. I'm looking forward to catching it on the big screen.

Even better news? Gaiman's been busy with the movie business, it seems. He's written the screenplay for Beowolf [the guy who played Will Scarlett in Robin of Sherwood is playing Beowolf - kewl!] and his excellently dark and creepy children's tale Coraline is also being translated to the big screen. Both animated, though... although I have no idea if it's animated like Shrek or like Snow White... we'll see...

I haven't caught Harry Potter #5 onscreen yet. I hear it's the best so far, and that makes me rather glad, because I've been dreading how much of the book [my fave of the 6 out so far!] gets butchered to squeeze it into a reasonable movie run-time. Haven't decided whether to catch it with Kosh before I leave [his schedule is crap, of course!] or to catch in Malaysia. Hmmmmm...

Oh, and speaking of Malaysia... just to remind readers that my postcard offer is still open - click on the image of the postcards up there on the top of the sidebar for details. My postcard address book is woefully empty, don't you want to receive a piece or two of snail mail next month?

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  1. Found out about the movie in myspace and I thought this one is a must-watch. Reading the synopsis alone dah best! Kinda fascinating pun ada. My cousin and I really thought we HAVE to check the movie out!

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