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Sam Mendes circling an adaptation of My Favorite Thing is Monsters

04.04.2017

My Favorite Thing is Monsters Sam Mendes

Since its release less than two months ago, Emil Ferris' graphic-novel "My Favorite Thing is Monsters" has picked up an enormous amount of praise, and now, it seems as though it will be headed to the big-screen. Taking the form of a fictional graphic diary, "My Favorite Thing is Monsters" follows a 10-year-old girl in 1960's Chicago as she attempts to solve the murder of her upstairs neighbour. Sony Pictures picked up the rights to Ferris' story just last week and now Deadline reports that Sam Mendes (SPECTRE) is currently circling the project.

At the moment Sam Mendes is in early talks to develop the flick through his Neal Street Productions banner and he could potentially direct the project once it gets off the ground. This wouldn't be Mendes' first time adapting a graphic novel; his sophomore effort ROAD TO PERDITION originated from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins.

After taking the helm of the last two James Bond movies, Sam Mendes was set to direct THE VOYEUR'S MOTEL, an adaptation of Gay Talese's New Yorker article, but according to Variety, those plans seem to have come to a halt after an issue with the rights. Mendes was also in talks last year to develop and direct a new re-imagining of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach" for Disney.

A synopsis via Amazon:

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.

The conclusion to the two-part graphic novel is set to be released on October 10, 2017.

Source: Deadline

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