Coming Soon - Stardust and Giver
Woo hoo! Neil Gaiman's Stardust is going to be made into a movie with Rober Deniro and Michelle Pheiffer.
The book is being brought to the screen for Paramount by Matthew Vaughn, a friend of Gaiman's who co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman; Vaughn has quietly put together quite a cast for his film. The evil witch/pirate duo will be played by Michelle Pfeiffer and one Robert De Niro, while the much-coveted (according to Reuters, many screen tests were required to cast the part) role of Yvaine was won by Claire Danes. Filling out the cast are Sienna Miller, as the girlfriend, and some guy named Charlie Cox, who will play Tristan.
Also, one of my favorite books as a child, The Giver, is being turned into a movie:
Vadim Perelman has signed on to adapt and direct Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning novel "The Giver" for 20th Century Fox and Walden Media. The story centers on Jonas, a 12-year-old boy living in an idyllic future society where all memory of human history has been erased. His life is thrown into turmoil when he is designated to inherit the role of the Giver -- the sole keeper of the vast range of human emotions.
I can't wait for either!
via Looking Closer blog