Thursday, February 01, 2007

Screwtape to hit the silver screen?


Ralph Winter Productions is producing a bigscreen adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel The Screwtape Letters with Philip Anschutz's Walden Media, reports Variety. The film will be produced via Walden's Bristol Bay Productions (Ray, Sahara). More...


Well I hate to post twice in such quick succession, but this I just read and could not pass up.
The Screwtape Letters... the Movie. It would be a Walden Media release, you know, the guys who released 2005's The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe? This is interesting news, but also just an interesting concept, as The Screwtape Letters hardly lends itself to the big screen. There's an audio version of the book out there narrated by Monty Python's John Cleese, and if I'm not mistaken, several stage versions(one with Kelsey Grammer as Screwtape?) which would perhaps give a better idea as to how exactly this may be adapted. I'm a little fuzzy on the details there; I've only ever read the book myself.
That being said, it's a great book, and it is Lewis(one of his best), so this is certainly interesting news.
Again, more info at Comingsoon.net.

Have a great weekend!

-N

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