"Dandelion Wine is my most deeply personal work and brings back memories of sheer joy as well as terror. This is the story of me as a young boy and the magic of an unforgettable summer, which still holds a mystical power over me." Bradbury fondly recalled.
"I was deeply honored when Ray Bradbury chose me to write the screenplay adaptation for his novel," Nahapetov said. "When I began my studies at the Cinema Institute in Moscow, many foreign books were banned in Soviet Russia. Still, I decided to make my short film based upon 'Dandelion Wine' because this novel represented to me the childhood I never had. My childhood had been stolen by the ravages and destruction of post World War II Russia and 'Dandelion Wine' restored it back for me."
Medavoy recently produced Martin Scorses's "Shutter Island" and the Oscar-nominated "Black Swan." The teaming of Medavoy and McKay alongside, the prolific award-winning writer Bradbury will be very interesting to see. Though I'm not familiar with this novel, I think most of us can say that we are familiar with Bradbury in some aspect. For me, "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is still my favorite story of his and in reading Bradbury's comment on this particular novel, can only mean a dark but "coming of age" story. Love it!
Up next, is an author that I am really not familiar with, so forgive me for not giving too much information on the project.
Dreamworks has aquired Karen Marie Moning's Fever series, consisting of five books:"Darkfever," "Bloodfever," "Faefever," "Dreamfever" and "Shadowfever."
The first novel, "Dark Fever," centers around MacKayla Lane whose sister is murdered. In an attempt to find her sister's killer, she travels to Ireland where she happens upon a magical world with roaming vampires and fairies.
Certainly, everybody seems to be looking for that supernatural series that can equate to many film adaptations and legions of fans: ala Twilight, Harry Potter... But, I think many of us readers can say with all our heart; it's in the translation. (Which we will see with the upcoming Hunger Games Trilogy.) The story sounds interesting, so I say keep this on your radar. I think it could be a good movie!