Tuesday, November 02, 2004

City of Ember: the movie

Filmmakers are trolling the children's section of the library for movie ideas. Tom Hanks fresh from his outing with The Polar Express is looking at my favorite summer read, The City of Ember for a future project. SciFi.com reports:
Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman have bought Jeanne DuPrau's young adult SF best-seller The City of Ember to adapt into a movie, Variety reported. The partners are in talks with Edward Scissorhands screenwriter Caroline Thompson to adapt it and Gil Kenan (Monster House) to make his live-action directorial debut. Walden Media is coming aboard as co-producer and financier, the trade paper reported.

The SF fantasy adventure is set in a future when Earth's citizens have moved underground to escape the planet's toxic atmosphere and deals with two teens: one who longs to be a messenger to venture above ground, and another who dreams of working underground to repair a generator whose failure will doom the city's power supply..."

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