Friday, February 09, 2007

Happy squeal

C.S. Lewis' classic The Screwtape Letters is going to get on the silver screen!

From the industry paper Variety:
Pic, which Walden hopes to release in 2008, is the company's second Lewis collaboration following "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," which grossed $744 million worldwide. The sequel to that pic, "Prince Caspian," is due out next year.

Like "Narnia," "The Screwtape Letters" -- which is described as a midbudget, primarily live-action pic -- embodies Christian themes.

First published in 1942, "The Screwtape Letters" takes the form of a series of missives from a senior demon, Screwtape, to his wannabe diabolical nephew, Wormwood. As a mentor, Screwtape advises his protege on the finer points of undermining faith and promoting sin. His instructions are interspersed with observations on human nature and Christian doctrine.
Full article.

Walden Media did not mess up Narnia, and so I'm reasonably confident they will also not mess with Screwtape. I'm can't imagine how they'll make a movie that truly does justice to the wonderful book :)

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