Tuesday, December 13, 2016

NEW ADAPTATIONS: RACHEL WEISZ TO BE 'DR JAMES MIRANDA BARRY'! WW2 'MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING', 'CASTLE HANGNAIL' TO BE TURNED INTO MOVIES. NEIL GAIMAN'S THE BUILDING' SF SERIES

RACHEL WEISZ TO BE A 'MAN'
IN 'SECRET LIFE OF DR JAMES MIRANDA BARRY' ADAPTATION
Not much to report this boring beginning of the week, so I shall entertain you with some of the newly announced movie adaptations! Rachel Weiszhas just been tapped to star in THE SECRET LIFE OF DR. JAMES MIRANDA BARRY Victorian England’s Most Eminent Surgeon by Rachel Holmes! Barry lived her entire life as a man so she could study and practice medicine. She fought for the rights of the lower classes, medical reforms and better sanitary conditions. After becoming an army surgeon and beginning work as a medical assistant in Cape Town, Barry was promoted to the role of personal physician to Governor Lord Charles Somerset. This appointment led to Somerset supporting Barry’s often controversial work, and to a close and eventually scandalous relationship with Somerset, which was widely viewed to be homosexual in nature. While in Cape Town, Barry performed one of the first known successful caesarian sections, saving the lives of both mother and child. Barry’s true gender was not discovered until her death in 1865.

OTHER NEW ADAPTATIONS
'MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING'
As 'Deadline' reports Kimberly Peirce has been set to direct the adaptation of MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING Viktor Frankl's best selling Holocaust memoir! Sold in more than 10 million copies it follows psychiatrist Frankl’s journey of finding meaning and purpose during the darkest days of World War II. He was among those sent to the concentration camps by the Nazis, where he utilized his therapeutic skills to inspire prisoners to fight for their survival by finding meaning in their suffering.
NEIL GAIMAN'S 'THE BUILDING'
Meanwhile, a Neil Gaiman's script will be turned into fantasy TV series. Fox is looking to produce THE BUILDING set in a large skyscraper that moves between alternate realities and a group of young urban explorers who are in the building and suddenly find themselves on an Earth wherein Reagan was not elected and Russia dropped the bomb. They then figure out they have a limited amount of time to figure out where they are and rescue members of their team before the building shifts again to another reality. They soon realize that this Earth is also different from where they started and getting back may be impossible.
'CASTLE HANG NAIL'
For the younger ones, Disney will make a feature film out of CASTLE HANGNAIL from Ursula Vernon. The story about a 12-year old witch who becomes an unlikely new master to a motley crew of creatures will be adapted by Bill Kunstler.

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    1. 'tis Monday, Fran, a time for last resources, you know... in the movie news business :)

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  2. I've seen a short series that was THE BUILDING under a different name (can't remember what the name was now, though). I enjoyed the premise. Strange, but good. I didn't realise it was a Gaiman story.

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    1. yep, it was a TV movie, now they've turning it into series

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  3. Barry sounds like a great revolutionary. That must have been hard living as another gender. And we complain about it being hard to accomplish our dreams. Not like that! The Building sounds intriguing and Castle Hangnail is cute. A nice mix today Dezmond.

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  4. Barry does sound like she was one amazing woman. It's just insane to think how women and minorities have had to fight so hard just to have equal rights. I wonder how much faster we could have grown in sciences, medicine, technology, etc., if prejudices against women and minorities didn't exist back then and everyone's ideas were welcome. Hell, I wonder how much more quickly we could advance if we didn't still have to deal with it in today's society still.

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    1. Mind you, men have to fight hard in some fields as well. It is almost impossible getting a job as a teacher, nurse, shop assistant etc as a man in most countries.

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    2. Isn't that ridiculous? It shouldn't matter sex or race. If a person is qualified for the job, they should get it. End of.

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    3. indeed, I hate when anyone plays the gender card anywhere... in politics, at work, in public transport, in lines... anywhere

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  5. Oooo, looking forward to the movie about Dr James Miranda Barry. But I wonder how a film adaptation of "Man's Search for Meaning" could possibly do justice to the book?

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  6. Some good stuff there. I'm looking forward to the Weiss film, especially.

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    1. Not that we could possibly imagine her as a believable man

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