Making Out with the Media: The Rundown for September 7, 2008

Spielberg, Dreamworks Investigates “39 Clues” as Next Project
The latest word on Steven Spielberg’s next directorial effort is that Jeff Nathanson — who penned popular hits The Terminal, Catch Me if You Can, and the latest Indiana Jones for him — will be adapting the screenplay for “The 39 Clues.” Word also says that it’s to be a “multiplatform” adventure series which probably means that we’ll be inundated with a 39 Clues tie-in novel, video and computer games, and I dunno, maybe a breakfast cereal. (Source: Variety)

Enough With the Logos Already!
Variety writer Peter Debruge turned in a piece so “interesting” on the seemingly endless pre-credits logo sequences before movies that EIC Peter Bart felt he had to add his two cents in. Personally, I agree with Bart that it can be annoying, but I have to admit that it also gives movie goers a chance to be just a little late coming back from the bathroom or the concessions stand. (Source: Variety)

Jesus Christ, it’s a Lion! Get Back in the Movie Theater!
Before I read this story, I thought it was going to be about how they were going to be making a movie about this YouTube video, where five lions, two crocodiles, and a water buffalo calf are locked in deathly combat. But no, they’re going to go the Born Free route and make a movie about this one (NSF-People Who Don’t Like Whitney Houston’s Singing or 1960s Hairstyles). (Source: Hollywood Reporter)

Posted on September 7, 2008 at 09:28 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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  1. Written by Lincoln
    on 2008-09-09 at 13:24

    As far as ‘The 39 Clues’ goes, I work at a bookstore and the first novel in the series came out today. Its a young adult series by Rick Riordan (known for the ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ books).

    On another note, is there a young adult property these days that ISN’T getting made into a movie?

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