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Another CS Lewis Film In The Works
The Screwtape Letters will follow Narnia

01 February 2007  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Walden Media, the family-friendly and just-a-bit religious company behind The Chronicles of Narnia, has announced plans to make another, non-Narnia film based on the works of CS Lewis. But this time, it’s the turn of The Screwtape Letters.
 
The book takes the form of a series of letters from an experienced demon called Screwtape to his young protégé, Wormwood. Set against a background where demons, out in the world, attempt to turn people away from faith and generally cause mischief, the letters highlight examples of human weakness and chinks in people’s faith that the young demon can take advantage of in order to corrupt and weaken those he targets.
 
It’s a little difficult to see how it would be turned into a film with an actual plot, and there remains the problem of getting the (probably) religious target audience to go see a film about a demon, but it’s an undeniably interesting read and a humourous look at human foibles, so it could work very well, even for those who are less than committed to any religion at all.
 
There’s no word yet on a writer or director, let alone cast, but it’s to be produced by Fantastic Four producer Ralph Winter, along with Randy Argue and CS Lewis’ stepson Douglas Gresham.

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The Screwtape Letters meets The Fantastic Four? Really?
I recently began working on an Adaptation of The Screwtape Letters. On a whim, I did a google search to see if such a project was already in the works. To my disappointment, there was. And even worse, It is going to be produced by the same people that produced The Fantastic Four. I cant honestly say that I care one way or the other for The Fantastic Four movie, but my fear is that The Screwtape Letters movie will wind up being a mix between Chronicles of Narnia and The Fantastic Four. Given the More

Posted by Jeremy4373 at 05:05 on 28 September 2008 | Report This Post

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Did you know that this is the book that the cartoon Bono is reading in the video for U2's "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" just before he gets run over? More

Posted by kingtrashcan at 10:08 on 04 February 2007 | Report This Post

Great Idea But...
This is deffiently a great idea, but how can you turn a series of letters - albeit very witty and well written - into a plot or story? Though they managed to change Briget Jones Diary into an entertaining couple of hours so am willing to give it a chance. I wouldn't worry about it trying to find an audience, while it is Christian in origin, the morally corrupting ideas Screwtape disscusses are universal in scope.There is a very good oppertunity here to make something both funny yet thought pr More

Posted by Mr Moneypenny at 13:59 on 03 February 2007 | Report This Post

Sounds Good
Seeing as Screwtape Letters is a story with a predominantly Christian message and I and many thousands of other Christians will have read it there shouldn't be a problem with getting an audience. The only real problem is working out a plot from all the ramblings. More

Posted by Clemenza at 14:02 on 01 February 2007 | Report This Post

Got a couple of Screw-tapes of my own hehe!! More

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