Thursday, February 01, 2007

Screwtape Moves Forward

"Producer Ralph Winter (Fantastic Four) is partnering with Philip Anschutz's Walden Media to bring C.S. Lewis' novel The Screwtape Letters to the big screen, Variety reported. Walden previously produced The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which grossed $744 million worldwide.

First published in 1942, The Screwtape Letters takes the form of a series of missives from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his wannabe diabolical nephew, Wormwood. As a mentor, Screwtape advises his protege on the finer points of undermining faith and promoting sin. His instructions are interspersed with observations on human nature and Christian doctrine. The book's current publisher, Harper San Francisco, reports sales of almost 1 million copies of the trade paperback since 2001.

The live-action feature adaptation is expected to have a modest budget and a release date sometime in 2008."

This is will be great because the book was not written for children and I am hoping this movie won't be directed at children either. Time will tell.

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