Monday, June 14, 2010

June 15

As Twilight's next movie prepares to rear its head, and the Harry Potter film series approaches its final chapter, Hollywood continues looking for the next literary gold mine. The landscape's littered with efforts in vain (Vampire's Assistant, Lemony Snicket, The Seeker, etc...) but I think I know what the next book-to-film dynasty will be: the 20-volume (so far) series of Redwall novels by Brian Jacques. It's such an easy sell these days, too: Lord of the Rings meets Alvin and the Chipmunks!
The closest this series has come is a British animated series from ten years back:

If Ralph Bakshi's Tolkein movies didn't stigmatize Peter Jackson's, this cartoon shouldn't be a problem.
So who's got the film rights? Apparently, that's been a complicated issue since the era of the animated series, so when the world of Redwall will hit the big screen is anybody's guess. Meanwhile, does this look like it would be worth the wait?

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