From today’s Shelf Awareness:

The much-anticipated film adaptation of Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates will not be finished in time to debut at film festivals in Telluride, Toronto or New York “because [director Sam] Mendes has been shooting the Focus Features comedy Farlanders this summer, a road movie set for 2009 release co-written by Dave Eggers and his wife Vendela Vida,” according to Variety.

Mendes will reportedly “return to the editing bay around Labor Day to do the final mix” on Revolutionary Road in preparation for an opening later this year.

Mendes’s next movie is a film version of George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Variety noted.

Set aside the fact that they made a movie of Revolutionary Road starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet, what’s this about a film of Middlemarch?  How on earth are they going to do it? This book, probably my favorite book which is saying a lot, is so nuanced and lovely. They’ve made miniseries of it, but a two hour film? Wow. I’m not sure how I feel about this.

2 thoughts on “Wha…..?

  1. Suzanne

    I’m always a bit circumspect when they make a two hour film out of a classic….you’re right the miniseries, the British especially, seem to do a better job of capturing the episodic plots of those great books.



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