Thursday, April 9, 2020

FAMILY DAY: STEPHEN MANGAN TO ADAPT HARRY AND THE WRINKLIES CHILDREN'S CLASSIC INTO MOVIE ADVENTURE! LAND OF SOMETIMES POSTER WITH EWAN MCGREGOR, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, DAVID WALLIAMS

    'HARRY AND THE WRINKLIES'
TO BECOME A MOVIE ADVENTURE
Stephen Mangan also voiced the audio version of the book
Now that most of you have surrounded yourself with your families during the corona isolation, you will probably be seeking more family programmes to watch. This one isn't coming up any time soon, but it has just been announced that actor and writer Stephen Mangan will adapt award winning children's book HARRY AND THE WRINKLIES into a feature film. Alan Temperley's beloved 1997 book follows a young boy who, after the sudden death of his parents, is sent off to live with an eclectic band of oldies at his aunt’s house. Once there, he realizes there is more to the OAPs than meets the eye, discovering they are a gang of convicted criminals turned Robin Hoods who use their heist skills to battle social injustice.

    'THE LAND OF SOMETIMES'
WILL BE THE FIRST AUDIO BOOK ADAPTED INTO A FEATURE FILM
Speaking of adventures for the little ones, check out the poster for animated adventure THE LAND OF SOMETIMES which is currently
The Land of Sometimes is in preproduction stage
in pre production and it already has a rather strong and stellar voice cast led by British thespians Ewan McGregor as the Wish Collector, Helena Bonham Carter and beloved comedian and children books writer David Walliams ! Based on the critically acclaimed audio book, the animated movie follows the journey of two twins who are whisked off to a mysterious Island of strange and wonderful characters, where all their wishes come true, in ways beyond their imaginations.It will be the first animated movie ever based on an audio book! Leon Joosen, who worked as animator on Little Mermaid and Space Jam is directing.

20 comments:

  1. I'm sure the kids will make me watch both of these!!!

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    1. You might even enjoy the first one with the right cast :)

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  2. Never heard of it. Well, neither of them.

    I did grow to like Helena Bonham Carter through the years, though.

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  3. The Land of Sometimes appeals to me :)

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    1. The poster promises delightful visuals and animation.

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  4. I was too old for the first book when it came out, so I'm not familiar with it, but it sounds cute. They both do, actually!

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    1. It was already adapted into a TV series at ITV at the beginning of the 2000s.

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  5. The Land of Sometimes .. , this film is good, full of entertainment and good to watch for all ages.
    I will also watch it.

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  6. I haven’t heard of either of these books, but they both sound fun! Convicted criminals? I hope of nothing too serious. :)

    We finally watched Onward since it was released early on Disney+. I cried! It was a very touching film.

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    1. It was the first film released on Disney + the same week it was released into cinemas :) They say there will be more of Disney movies planned for cinemas moving directly to Disney + this year.

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    2. The more I hear, the more I love Disney! Did you hear that top level executives including the CEO, took 50% pay cuts to lessen the burden on employees? LOVE!

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    3. Given that their boss's salary is equal to what a smaller country earns within a year, they should give it all to the poor :)

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    4. Agreed.. We each got (2) weeks furlough at my job. The CEO gets on the team call and brags that he is also participating in the (2) week furlough which is a $575,000 savings for the company. Ummm, you make $575,000 a pay check (doesn't even include bonuses or stock options) and we're all losing two weeks pay!! I don't know how we didn't all erupt in anger on that call. It's all about corporate greed.

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    5. Such is the country of USA, sadly :( Money before people. I just hope our government will have some helping measures for publishers as well, otherwise it might be a tragic year for my profession. They should at least cut the taxes for the contract workers and such things.

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    6. I would think that most governments would need to provide assistance to everyone under a certain income level this year. A depression is looking more and more likely, sadly. We can only hope for it to end sooner than we think.

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    7. I don't think it will end until the end of summer, but even when it ends it will be a very chaotic world, especially since economy problems in your country usually impact the whole world. Hope aliens arrive to help and save us all :)

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