Sunday, June 17, 2007

Lots of Neil Gaiman News!

I'm sure that if you're a fan, you've heard most if not all of this already, but there's a whole bunch of Neil news lately!

Nymeth and Carl informed me in the comments section of my Beowulf review that Beowulf has already been filmed and is being released in November of this year! From Carl: "It is being done by the same people who did Polar Express on that form of animation is supposed to be miles more impressive than it was when they did P.E." Here's the official website.

Neil Gaiman also announced on his blog yesterday that Dreamworks Animation has officially optioned Interworld and it will be made into a movie! Yay!

Interworld will also be released on June 26th (just a few more days!) as will his short story collection M is for Magic. At the end of a post from today, Neil has given us links to the first couple of chapters of the audio version of Interworld.

And last but not least, a big congratulations to Neil Gaiman for picking up two Locus Awards: the first for "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" in the Best Short Story category and the second for Fragile Things in the Best Collection category!

9 comments:

Carl V. said...

Great news for a Monday morning!!! I plan of pointing people over here during tomorrow's Tuesday Travels as there is just too much goodness here to keep to myself! ;)

DesLily said...

Let me guess.. you are a fan of Neil Gaiman! (just teasing you)..

Well, I would say Mr Gaiman is on a roll having his stories made into movies!

Chris said...

Lol...I felt the same way Carl! I was bursting at the seams...just couldn't hold it all in anymore!

How'd you guess Deslily! lol..He IS on a roll! And there are more of them in the works believe it or not.

Nymeth said...

I get more excited about Interworld each day! I had no idea what the plot was like until he posted a little bit about it the other day, but just the fact that it was a brand new Neil story was enough to have me excited. I need to listen to those audio versions of the chapters!

And yay for him winning the two Locus Awards! He definitely deserves it.

Chris said...

I'm excited about it too Nymeth! I'm still not really sure what it's about, but duh, it can't be bad :p

I haven't listened to the audio files yet either, but I'll get around to it soon.

Carl V. said...

Just a reminder to follow my link to FOEM to get in on the Clarke v. Gaiman conversation that is going on. Neil himself posted right after one of my posts...gave me geek-boy chills! ;)

Chris said...

oh, I'm heading over there Carl. I've been meaning to post on that one too. Can you feel the geek boy empathy radiating off of me right now ;)

Kim said...

Here's some more info that may be old to you but was new to me.

From geeksofdoom talk about an upcoming Coraline movie and adaptation of Death: The High Cost of Living.

Chris said...

I did hear about those Kim! Isn't that great! I'm so happy to hear of all of these Neil things coming to life on the screen. Now if only we can get an American Gods movie....

He's posted pictures of some of the sets for Coraline on his journal and they look amazing.