This week's Entertainment Weekly includes a very interesting article, The Family Business, about Walden Media.
The Good: information on the anticipated shooting schedule for the remaining Narnia books, as well as insight into Walden's philosophy behind adapting children's books into movies.
The paragraph that gave me pause:
Filmmakers who work for Walden say the company is surprisingly -- and refreshingly -- hands-off. "They are not keen on fart jokes, dirty words, and unintelligent, cheap solutions. Fortunately, neither am I," says Rugrats co-creator Gabor Csupo, who's currently directing Walden's adaptation of Katherine Paterson's trip-into-fantasyland Bridge to Terabithia.OK, I'm hoping that the director knows what this book is about and it's a clueless reporter -- but damn, someone on staff at EW should have let the reporter know that describing Terabithia as a "trip into fantasyland" is like describing Veronica Mars as a TV show about a cheerleader.
Tho, to be fair, I read Terabithia during my fantasy phase and did indeed pick it up expecting a Narnia like fantasy. Boy, was I surprised. But my excuse is I was ten at the time, and not a reporter for a national magazine.