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Edgar Wright and Johnny Depp team up for Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk

10.23.2015
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A little over a year ago, Neil Gaiman released a children's book titled "Fortunately, the Milk". The book tells "a story of time travel and breakfast cereal," and kicks off with a father going to the store in order to buy some milk but he returns with wild tales of aliens, space-time travel, pirates, and more. Fox is in early talks to aquire the property and THR reports that the potential film could have some serious talent behind it.

The outlet reports that Edgar Wright and Johnny Depp are teaming up to adapt the project and they've got Bret McKenzie on board to pen the script. As of now, the plan is for Edgar Wright to direct the picture with Johnny Depp starring and producing in what is said to be a live-action/animation hybrid. It's still early yet, but the project, and the talent behind it, is attracting quite a lot of attention.

Before Edgar Wright tackles aliens, pirates, time-travel, and Johnny Depp, the director's next project will be BABY DRIVER, which follows "a young, talented getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom." The film stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Hamm and production on BABY DRIVER is expected to get underway later this year for a March 17, 2017 release.

Those of you who have read "Fortunately, the Milk", is there a lot of potential for a film adaptation?

Source: THR

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11:31PM on 10/24/2015
mmmm... yes
mmmm... yes
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1:19AM on 10/24/2015

Edgar Wright + Neil Gaiman alone caught my attention

simply because that's a killer combination, if Fox stays out of their way. I would prefer to see Gaiman adapt his own book, but Bret McKenzie is a good substitute.
simply because that's a killer combination, if Fox stays out of their way. I would prefer to see Gaiman adapt his own book, but Bret McKenzie is a good substitute.
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10:02AM on 10/24/2015
While I appreciate Neil Gaiman as an author, I don't understand why he would be the best option to adapt his own book into a screenplay. A quick look at his filmography suggests that the best movies based on his work have been adapted by someone else: Stardust was written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, and Coraline was scripted by Henry Selick. While it is still unknown what the quality of "American Gods" will be, I think the collaboration of Michael Green and Bryan Fuller (Hannibal)
While I appreciate Neil Gaiman as an author, I don't understand why he would be the best option to adapt his own book into a screenplay. A quick look at his filmography suggests that the best movies based on his work have been adapted by someone else: Stardust was written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, and Coraline was scripted by Henry Selick. While it is still unknown what the quality of "American Gods" will be, I think the collaboration of Michael Green and Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) will lead to an excellent series. Neil Gaiman's screenplays include MirrorMask and Beowulf, which don't meet the same level as the better films based on his work. The original author is not always the best person to write the screenplay, so I think Bret McKenzie as screenwriter is a better start, especially if Edgar Wright also has a hand in the final script.
12:19AM on 10/24/2015
Everything about this movie intrigues me on the talent level alone, but as someone who enjoyed Flight of the Concords and the songs in the recent Muppet movies, I have to say the name that jumped out at me the most is Bret McKenzie as screenwriter. His sense of humor will match well with Edgar Wright's directorial style, and I think Johnny Depp could be effective with a director of Wright's caliber. Neil Gaiman alone makes this project interesting and the concept sounds fun (I loved both
Everything about this movie intrigues me on the talent level alone, but as someone who enjoyed Flight of the Concords and the songs in the recent Muppet movies, I have to say the name that jumped out at me the most is Bret McKenzie as screenwriter. His sense of humor will match well with Edgar Wright's directorial style, and I think Johnny Depp could be effective with a director of Wright's caliber. Neil Gaiman alone makes this project interesting and the concept sounds fun (I loved both Coraline and Stardust, and I'm optimistic about the upcoming series adaptation of American Gods). I will definitely anticipate this release!
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10:29PM on 10/23/2015
This is good news for me. I own a copy of the book and I loved it! Also, it's about time that Johnny Depp is in something that I know won't be terrible nor directed by Tim Burton.
This is good news for me. I own a copy of the book and I loved it! Also, it's about time that Johnny Depp is in something that I know won't be terrible nor directed by Tim Burton.
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12:12AM on 10/24/2015
Black Mass wasn't terrible. And he's the best thing in it.
Black Mass wasn't terrible. And he's the best thing in it.
12:06PM on 10/24/2015
The thing is I haven't seen Black Mass and I don't know if it's not terrible based on my standards and prior experience, whereas I have read Fortunately The Milk and loved all of Edgar Wright's movies. There's a kind of comfort there that I don't find in most of Depp's projects post-Pirates of The Carribean.
The thing is I haven't seen Black Mass and I don't know if it's not terrible based on my standards and prior experience, whereas I have read Fortunately The Milk and loved all of Edgar Wright's movies. There's a kind of comfort there that I don't find in most of Depp's projects post-Pirates of The Carribean.
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