In 2008 Ken Robinson’s gave an RSA talk, Changing Education Paradigms, detailing the problems in school systems and the need to switch models. It was watched by millions.
Five years later Robinson is back at the RSA - addressing the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education, and to argue that education should be personalised to every student’s talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school.
After years of questions - false hopes and rumours about what was happening - there is some real news about the Artemis Fowl film adaptation.
Producer Harvey Weinstein and Disney are coming together to work up a live-action film version of the bestselling series - using the story from the first two books in the series. And it gets better…
The script is being written by Michael Goldenberg, (of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix fame) and Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal are both named as executive producers.
I feel as though everything is coming full circle considering Bob De Niro and Jane Rosenthal brought me this book while I was still at Miramax and within hours I told them I wanted the rights to the film. This is a special project for me because my children absolutely love this book. This story is for everyone and there is no one better than Disney to make a film that will excite people young and old. (Harvey Weinstein, quoted in Disney PR)
It’s still early days… BUT Artemis hitting screens is looking better than ever!
Some great suggestions from twitter when it comes to casting… Jason Statham as Butler, Saoirse Ronan as Opal and maybe Jack Gleeson as Artemis Himself. Or Robert Sheehan?
“It’s too homogenous. It’s way too much the same. The films aren’t really that different one from the other. Despicable Me could have been made Pixar, by DreamWorks. It’s not a great time for feature animation if you want to do something even moderately outside the formula.”
It’s interesting that Selick sees the digital broadcasting space as a potential home for new and creative content - he’s looking to Amazon and Netflix to be a home for new and experimental shows.
The first rule of Fight Club has been broken…. by its creator, Chuck Palahniuk. Palahniuk announced that he was returning to Fight Club with a sequel - this time as a graphic novel:
About the graphic novel, it’s true. Chelsea Cain has been introducing me to artists and creators from Marvel, DC and Dark Horse, and they’re walking me through the process. It will likely be a series of books that update the story ten years after the seeming end of Tyler Durden. Nowadays, Tyler is telling the story, lurking inside Jack, and ready to launch a come-back. Jack is oblivious. Marla is bored. Their marriage has run aground on the rocky coastline of middle-aged suburban boredom. It’s only when their little boy disappears, kidnapped by Tyler, that Jack is dragged back into the world of Mayhem.
It will, of course, be dark and messy. Due to contract obligations it can’t come to light for a while. Next year is “Beautiful You,” followed by the story collection. But since the Fight Club sequel will appear serialized in graphic form, my book publisher might allow me to launch it earlier than 2015.
Feel free to release any or all of this information. We haven’t started to court a specific publisher, not until I hammer out the complete story.