Movies based on books that I look forward to this year: (all books have yet to be read!)
1) Cloud Atlas (book by David Mitchell)
There isn’t much information on this one yet apart from rumours of impressive cast. Imdb says it’s out in 2011, but knowing how imdb works, don’t really count on it.
2) Jane Eyre (book by Charlotte Bronte)
3) The Invention of Hugo Cabret (book by Brian Selznick)
Martin Scorsese seems like an odd choice to direct this film based on children book, but we never know. I have flipped through the book before and the charcoal illustrations in it were astounding. Can’t wait to see how they would visualize it in a movie.
4) The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (book by Georges Rémi)
Actually I don’t know if there’s a Tintin book based on this particular story. I read Tintin books when I was small and lost track which one is which. The film is worked on by our neighbouring studio in New Zealand, the same studio who did Avatar with James Cameron (who happened to visit OUR studio last week, just saying… yes, THE Cameron). Directed by Steven Spielberg, using the same mocap technology with Avatar, I’m intrigued.
And now for the most exciting one of all!
5) Winnie the Pooh (book by A.A. Milne)
With Australian bad luck we might get the movie played here in 2012, but no matter, I’m going to wait. Did you get teary too watching the trailer? Did you? The 2D traditional animation is so perfect (I’m gonna scream if another person compares it with Yogi Bear). And the music! So true!
Oh simple thing, where have you gone? Why don’t we go somewhere only we know?
You will get more Pooh from me this year!
Did I miss any movie I should know about? Let me know!