Thursday, January 29, 2009
You knew somebody was smart enough to pick up the pieces on this one, not that I blame Disney for balking.
I just finished reading it for the first time since childhood, and I gotta say it's the best of the first three IMHO. At least as a book. Loaded with funky, trippy imagery that really sticks with you.
It struck me as too cerebral and episodic to make an easy jump to film, maybe, but that's why these people get paid the big bucks.
It'll be real interesting to see how much of the politically incorrect core of the book -- Eustace's arc takes him from sour "modern" kid raised by joyless vegetarian liberals to believing adventurer -- will make it onto the screen. My guess is not much, but the first didn't compromise the message, so who knows? Should still be an eye-popper either way.
Posted by Splash at 12:28 PM