Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 8:49 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
Here's apparently our next Brontë adaptation, as told by The Hollywood Reporter:
In a deal worth low seven figures, Fox 2000 has picked up the rights to Rochester, an upcoming graphic novel from Archaia Publishing, with Aline Brosh McKenna attached to write the adaptation. [...]
Rochester is a modern retelling of Jane Eyre, the classic 1847 novel by Charlotte Brontë. The book told the story of Eyre, an orphaned girl who becomes an independently minded governess at the estate of Edward Rochester, a man with a secret or two who falls for her.
Archaia’s editor-in-chief Stephen Christy will exec produce with the company’s Jack Cummins. The deal may be the company’s last act as an independent publisher; BOOM! Studio is acquiring the company, known for its many Eisner-nominated graphic novels.
Rochester marks a reunion for McKenna, Kinberg and Christy as the trio previously teamed up to adapt Archaia’s acclaimed sci-fi graphic novel series Rust. That project is set up at 20th Century Fox.
Rochester also returns McKenna into the fold of Fox 2000 for the first time since her breakthrough film, the adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. (Borys Kit)
EDIT: According to Comic Book Resources:
Ramon Perez, who illustrated Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand for Archaia, is now at work on the book. (TJ Dietsch)
Word & Film begins an article on a forthcoming adaptation of Madame Bovary very ominously for the above:
With the underachieving films “Jane Eyre” and “Wuthering Heights” barely in our wake, it should not be surprising that yet another piece of classical literature is being brought to the big screen. This time the French are chiming in with another version of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, set for release in 2014. (Gregory J. Helmstetter)
Onirik (France) reviews Susanne Fletcher's Witch Light.
Le récit de la jeune femme fait écho aux lettres que le pasteur envoie à sa femme Jane (un hommage voilé à Jane Eyre, dont Susan Fletcher avoue être fan absolue ?), et l’on voit l’homme littéralement se transformer au contact de cette créature que lui-même condamnait d’abord sans la connaître. (Claire) (Translation)
680 News features 'a pair of college campuses' in southwest China.
“We are adults,” says Zhang Panyu, an 18-year-old student whose reading of “Jane Eyre” helped him navigate his own first romance. “We need to know something about everything.” (Justin Pope and Didi Tang)
The Financial Times and the Daily Mail both continue discussing the women who might be featured on the new £10 notes.

It's Wuthering Heights turn in Hypable’s BattleShips. Susan Hated Literature recommends Jane Eyre while What Rosie's Reading recommends The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Laura Reading Books has enjoyed rereading Villette. Finally, congratulations are in order for sculptor Diane Lawrenson. As reported on the Brontë Parsonage Facebook page:
Diane has won the London Art Co UK Special Sculpture Award at the Society of Women Artists exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, for her sculpture of the three sisters. Princess Michael of Kent will present her with her award on Wednesday 26 June at 11am, and we are so proud of you, Diane! 

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