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Lima gets Spooked

03.20.2008
Every time a fantasy film comes out, it does so with much fanfare, much anticipation. This is so because after the triplet successes of LOTR, HARRY POTTER, and NARNIA studios are looking for a quick fix, a sure thing. So these movies come out, with already-established fan bases—think A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, THE GOLDEN COMPASS—and they never match up. At least not success-wise and certainly not quality-wise. But, studio execs are a resilient species, so they continue to try.

The latest attempt at kiddie-fantasy adaptation is THE SPOOK’S APPRENTICE, and Kevin Lima, who could become a name director if this hits, will direct it. And why’s that? Since his last film was the mega-hit ENCHANTED, studios have hunted him down. Not a bad feeling, I’d imagine. It’s based on the first book in Joseph Delaney’s THE WARDSTONE CHRONICLES (again) and is about a young farm boy named Tom, in a made-up Ireland known as the County, where he learns about ghosts and goblins and wizardry from an old ‘spook,’ whatever that means to you. This project was originally planned for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, which means that it’s either really good, or wasn’t good enough. Has anyone read the books? What can we expect?

Extra Tidbit: Lima has several projects already lined up with Disney.
Source: Variety

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9:36AM on 03/20/2008

wait

I think i have to wait and see who is the writer, then maybe i can judge.

The covered of the book look awesome.

oh and by the way I LOVE!!! A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, damn you for not making it more.
I think i have to wait and see who is the writer, then maybe i can judge.

The covered of the book look awesome.

oh and by the way I LOVE!!! A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, damn you for not making it more.
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8:59AM on 03/20/2008
Actually, this sounds more like ERAGON and THE SEEKER. At least the other movies that might not have been so successful had somewhat original premises. This one sounds like just a rip off of everything else that's been written.

Edit: Okay, to be fair, THE SEEKER (the book) was written before HARRY POTTER.
Actually, this sounds more like ERAGON and THE SEEKER. At least the other movies that might not have been so successful had somewhat original premises. This one sounds like just a rip off of everything else that's been written.

Edit: Okay, to be fair, THE SEEKER (the book) was written before HARRY POTTER.
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3:23AM on 03/20/2008
Before the writers strike when they released a list of future projects and the directors attached to them, Tim Burton's name was listed with this title. I guess not anymore? Not a big loss for Burton, I think. There are more than enough children's fantasy movies already out there, thank you.
Before the writers strike when they released a list of future projects and the directors attached to them, Tim Burton's name was listed with this title. I guess not anymore? Not a big loss for Burton, I think. There are more than enough children's fantasy movies already out there, thank you.
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