Thursday, July 27, 2006

Mysteries of Kavalier, the Dwarfs and the Simpsons

Last month I posted about Michael Chabon posted about how it appeared that Michael Chabon's pulitzer prize winning novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay appeared that it hopefully would be coming out of limbo and made into a film.

Chabon posted on his blog that "a budget and cast and everything, will be decided on or around 12 July 2006." Mr. Chabon weeks have past, and I've been hoping to find more information, and there's no information.

Yet in this time I have heard announcements that make it sound pretty certain that Chabon's first novel The Mysteries of Pittsburg will be made in the film to be released in the 2007. This novel does not have the finesse of some of Chabon other books but it's an interesting character study, although often times a little risque.

Mysteries of Pittsburg will be directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (the same person who wrote and directed the Dodgeball movie) and it is set to star Max Minghella (son of Anthony Minghella and getting some juicy parts all of the sudden), Peter Sarsgaard (a great underapprecaited actor, but I wonder why they keep on casting this 35 year old as someone much younger), and Sienna Miller.

Also Michael Chabon is one of the writeres for a martial arts fantastasy film directed by Woo-ping Yuen...the film is called Snow and the Seven. The verdicts still out on how I feel about this one.

Also, Cincinatti Post announced yesterday some of voices for the 18th season of the Simpsons and listed among the guest appearance is Michael Chabon...kind of random choice if you ask me.

Also mentioned in the 18th season of the Simpsons are Natalie Portman, Keifer Sutherland, the White Stripes (as themselves when Bart organizes a benefit concert), Dr. Phil McGraw (in the halloween episode, perhaps the scariest one ever if Dr. Phil's in it), Joe Mantegna (reprising the role of Fat Tony), Joe Pantoliano (Tony's Thug), Michael Imperioli (Tony's other thug), Fran Drescher (also in the Halloween episode with Dr. Phil), Richard Lewis, Tom Wolfe, Gore Vidal, and Jonathan Franzen. (via)

But how about the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay...when will we see that?

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Terence Towles Canote said...

I do hope that The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay does make it onto film soon. It is by far my favourite Chabon novel and the one I feel that is most worthy of making it to the big screen.

Out Of Jersey said...

Although I am looking forward to Amazing ADventures... I am sooo bored with the simpsons!

AWG said...

... that, and "A Confederacy of Dunces." That's the one I'm really waiting for.

RC said...

mercurie, (and other blog readers) do you sometimes wonder though if this book is too complicated to adapt into a's certainly longer and more complex than Wonderboys (or Mysteries of Pittsburg).

Glenn Dunks said...

Dr Phil and Fran Drescher appearing in ANY episode would make it qualify as a Treehouse of Horror entry, non?

Pat said...

Every newish episode of the simpsons I see makes me cry.

It's almost as bad as Family Guy.

I didn't mean for that to rhyme.