Friday, August 19, 2005

Books to Movies

KidsLit points to an article in Book Standard about the hunt for the next fantasy franchise for the silver screen. The hunt starts at the library of course.

Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box-office analysis company Exhibitor Relations, says that fantasy books are particularly alluring to those in Hollywood because they have a natural tendency toward the serial format. “You look at the success of Potter and every studio exec would love to have a franchise like that. . . . It can mean years of success.”

Lots of my favorites are poised for filming, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Wolf Brother (have not read it yet,) Artemis Fowl, Eragon, and the Narnia books.

I was subbing at in a jr. high library this week. I had fun sharing news about the Alex Rider movie and others. Kids enjoy knowing a book it going to be made into a movie. It seems to validate their book choice.

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