Hollywood Inside Report: The City of Ember
(Ringing a giant bell) Here ye, here ye, all lovers of kidlit adapted for the silver screen: The City of Ember, the wonderful sci-fi/dystopia book by Jeanne Duprau is quietly being turned into a film. Now I am not what you would call a lover of most children’s books turned flicks. In fact, I have made it an unspoken rule to avoid them at all costs: Narnia? Nope, Tarabithia? Try again, Snicket? Ok, you got me. But City of Ember has me excited for two reasons:
1. The cast looks like a winner (but it’s the role of Lina that will make or break).
2. The story just seems so … movieable?
Now all we have to do is wait 10 months.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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