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Neil Gaiman's Hansel and Gretel Book That Doesn't Come Out Until Next Month Already Optioned for Movie

Written by Jude Terror on Thursday, September 04 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

Neil Gaiman's Hansel and Gretel Book That Doesn't Come Out Until Next Month Already Optioned for Movie

Suck on that, Mark Millar!

Source: Variety

Neil Gaiman, the favorite author of everyone who never reads any other books without pictures, has a graphic novel adaptation of Hansel and Gretel coming out next month, and this book is so great that Hollywood producer Juliet Blake has optioned it for a movie without actually seeing it! Variety reports that Blake's Four Chickens for a Fiver production company has purchased the rights to the book, which is illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti.

“For me, retelling Hansel and Gretel was a way of telling an old tale in a way that made it immediate and true, and about us, now,” Gaiman reportedly said while looking for a reason other than "it's easy money" to explain why he chose to adapt the Brothers Grimm story. “It reminds us of how paper thin civilization really is. It’s about hunger, and about families.” At that point, a thermometer-like device we keep in the Outhouse newsroom that measures pretentiousness overloaded and burst, spraying mercury all over our unpaid intern staff, and we had to cut this article short to take them to the free medical clinic.

An early production image from the adaptation.

Hansel and Gretel: Now With More Hackneyed Metaphors will be in book stores October 8th, but you could just wait for the movie if you're a typical Neil Gaiman fan and you don't want to tax your mind too much by reading all those annoying words.


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