Sunday, February 11, 2007

Guess Who's Coming To Film?

The Doubtful Guest
Reports have surfaced that a film adaptation of Edward Gorey’s The Doubtful Guest is in the works.  Who knew Gorey would win over Bellairs in getting one of their books adapted for the silver screen first?

The Doubtful Guest is about an unannounced, unwelcome guest who shows up in a Victorian mansion and makes miserable the lives of its inhabitants. Who or what is the doubtful guest? It’s not exactly clear what the creature is. The book is often compared to the work of Dr. Seuss, only perhaps a little less whimsical. I guess the guest is a whatsit, or maybe a whoozel. This is supposed to be the one project of the three that’s furthest along, so it’s also probably the one that will be first to theaters. Matthew Huffman has already been hired to write and direct it. Huffman doesn’t have much of a resume, but he’s recently been hired to write and direct a whole slew of studio projects. Expect to hear a lot more about him soon.

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