Monday, May 15, 2006

The race to adapt

With the movie version of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code set to open in Cannes on Wednesday, Eric Pfanner in The International Herald Tribune looks at how studios are trying to hunt down the next big adaptation.
"There's more and more desire to see things that people haven't seen before, and a need for interesting source material, for films that don't fit a category," said David Livingstone, head of marketing at Working Title Films, the British production house behind "Pride and Prejudice."

"That's why literary adaptations are big," he said.

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