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Fox To Adapt The Stolen Child
Amazon.com also on board?!?

22 February 2008  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Variety

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Amazon.com has been expanding for a long while now, selling not only DVDs, books and CDs, but toys, games, hardware, software, clothes, groceries and Lord knows what else. Nothing wrong with that – that’s capitalism in full effect.

But we weren’t expecting them to actually, y’know, make a movie.

Yet that’s exactly what the company is doing, in association with Fox.

The unlikely partners have announced plans to produce The Stolen Child, an adaptation of the kids’ fantasy novel by Keith Donahue.

Now, in this post-Potter landscape, we’re always a little wary of the latest kids’ flick to come down the pipe, given that most of them seem like empty and cynical attempts to follow in the footsteps of Warner’s cash-chugging behemoth.

But The Stolen Child sounds like it might be promising. Bear in mind that we haven’t read the book – perhaps we should buy it through amazon.co.uk – but the premise, in which a young boy is kidnapped by hobgoblins and replaced with a look-alike, certainly sounds intriguing.

Amazon actually secured the rights back in 2006, and had set Ron Nyswaner to write the script before the Writers Strike delayed matters. Now, with that done and dusted, it’s go go go again, with Marc Platt producing for the Seattle-based company.

It’s certainly an intriguing development, and we look forward to other companies following Amazon’s lead and heading into movie production. B&Q: The Movie will just blow your mind!

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Your Comments

Just to reinforce what J3NND3NT said... The Stolen Child is absolutely not a children's book. It's very adult in nature and themes, it would make a great drama, although likely to be similar to The Changeling... not sure if that's the right name, but I think a similar production is in progress. More

Posted by ColleenCuisine at 07:09 on 26 February 2008 | Report This Post

As much as I loved the book, I just can't picture it in movie form. Also, The Stolen Child is definitely NOT a kids book! It's a really dark book. If its made into anything resembling a kids movie, I'd be really upset considering that is not what the book is aimed at. Read the book before seeing the movie, its a quick, easy read, but very different and insightful. Like I said, its dark and even sad at certain points, but very good. More

Posted by J3NND3NT at 02:16 on 24 February 2008 | Report This Post

HAHAHA B&G:The Movie LOL! What's the world coming to? More

Posted by mozzy_gal at 20:36 on 22 February 2008 | Report This Post


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