Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Maze Runner Trailer Arrives
Dylan O'Brien & Will Poulter are a-mazed
Warner Bros. Eyes The Dragonriders Of Pern Books
Anne McCaffrey's fantasy stories could be a new franchise
Paul Dano Considers War & Peace
Downton's Lily James also up for the new miniseries
New Trailer For Al Pacino's Salomé
With Jessica Chastain in the really Wilde show
Exclusive: Peter Capaldi On Doctor Who
Plus Empire debuts new Time Lord photoshoot
Headhunters' Morten Tyldum On For Chain Of Events
'World War Z meets The Da Vinci Code'
Paul Greengrass Introduces Agent Storm
Al-Qaeda thriller for Captain Phillips team
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 June 2014
First Look At Henry Cavill In Batman V Superman
Clark Kent's on duty for Dawn Of Justice
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
06 May 2016
Night Moves
29 August 2014
Lucy
22 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Double (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Rio 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Lego Movie (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Last Vegas (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Bekmambetov Adopts Lunar Boy
Adapting Stephen Tunney's novel

12 January 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Bekmambetov Adopts Lunar Boy

On the lookout for his next project following Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Timur Bekmambetov has picked up the rights to One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy, the 2010 novel by Stephen Tunney.

The book is set two thousand years in the future, when Mankind has abandoned its terraforming project on the Moon, leaving it and its colonists to an uncertain fate. Hieronymous Rexaphin lives there, and has developed a condition that allows him to see the fourth primary colour, which somehow means he can also see the future of all time and matter. He has to wear goggles, because looking into his eyes kills people, which causes problems when he falls in love with Earth-girl Windows Falling On Sparrows. Cue an exciting adventure in which the pair must go on the run to avoid incarceration on the Dark Side Of The Moon...

So that's unusual. 

If it helps, you might find some context in the knoweldge that Stephen Tunney also goes by the name of Dogbowl. He was a founder-member of art-rockers King Missile (he's on Take Stuff From Work, but sadly he'd left by the time of the infamous Detachable Penis), and his sole previous novel, 1993's Flan, is about the epnoymous hero on an odyssey across a blasted Bosch-like America, accompanied by his talking goldfish Ginger Kang Kang.

Quite what Bekmambetov plans to do with One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy is unclear. Variety describe the book as "a visually inventive world with a powerful coming-of-age story about a boy finding his place in the universe", which is horribly reductive, but might be a useful angle for Bekmambetov to take in trying to make the project palatable for a studio. Then we'd just have to hope that he took a suitably crazy line once shooting started. We're thinking Scott Pilgrim might be a kind of template. But then, Scott Pilgrim didn't do very well, box office-wise...

The man currently tasked with hammering the novel into screenplay shape is Edward Ricourt, who hasn't yet got a completed film under his belt, but whose Now You See Me is currently in production, directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Morgan Freeman. He's also written the optioned screenplays Year 12 and How To Defeat Your Own Clone.

That last title, along with the fact that Now You See Me is about magicians who moonlight as bank robbers, suggests that he might be just the man for this job.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp Poster
Nifty promo for the re-issued classic
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers Are Here
Bard The Bowman or Smaug The Magnificent?

A Pocket Guide To Game Of Thrones’ New Cast Members
Know your Doran Martell from your Nym Sand

Directors Special: Peter Hyams Goes Film-By-Film
The veteran director on Timecop, Outland, 2010, Enemies Closer and more

Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)