Monday, December 18, 2006

Aunty Beeb In Scarlet

Variety have announced that the movie rights to Geraldine McCaughrean's Barrie-add-on, Peter Pan in Scarlet, have been snapped up by the BBC, in partnership with Headline Films and the UK Film Council. This sequel will keep making money for Great Ormond's street long after the original cannot, so, for that alone, it's a project to support. I havent read the book so I can't comment on it's quality - if anybody could chime in with a mini-review in the comments, it would be very much appreciated.

Wendy and her brothers have all grown up Scarlet - but not Peter, of course. That would be silly. They all return to Neverland and, unsurprisingly, much derring-do is the order of the day. Will there be an intertnet campaign to get PJ Hogan the directing gig, like there has been for Peter Jackson over The Hobbit?

I think that's only slightly less likely than Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie being hired to produce the comic book adaptaion - though I, for one, am something of a PJ Hogan fan, particularly when it comes to Muriel's Wedding and Peter Pan.


Anonymous said...

If anyone at rights acquisition/commisioning at The BBC had any spuds at all, they'd buy up LOST GIRLS while they're at it.

And then get Ken Russell to make it. Or Nic Roeg.

Brendon said...

Seems like sensible choices... but I'd have plumped for Kubrick, if he were still alive. Or an early 70's Jack Cardiff - just for giggles.

Knowing Alan Moore's luck, it'd end up being Zalman King.