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I Wonder How They’ll Do That…

Posted by Adam Graham on February 5, 2007

Christianity Today reports:

Ralph Winter—producer of the X-Men and Fantastic Four films—is a well-known Christian in Hollywood, and Walden Media has scored one of the biggest box office hits in recent years with their adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, by beloved Christian author C. S. Lewis.

Now these two forces are joining for another Lewis adaptation—this time, his cherished spiritual warfare novel, The Screwtape Letters. Variety reports that Winter will produce the adaptation in association with Walden Media.

The adaptation—described as a “midbudget,” mostly live-action film—is slated for release some time in 2008. The novel, first published in 1942, is written as a series of letters between two demons, the elder Screwtape and his young nephew, Wormwood, with the seasoned demon offering his young protégé advice on undermining Christian faith and spreading wickedness.

I’m curious how they’ll do it. Screwtape is a series of letters with no real character development or even characters actually seen (though some are described.) No doubt, it’ll require the addition of characters and characteristics that fans will find annoying. But, hopefully Winters can insure that it’ll be an interesting film for the rest.

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4 Responses to “I Wonder How They’ll Do That…”

  1. I’m imagining a Frank Peretti-style story set in WWII, only without the good angels.

  2. Adam Graham [Member] said

    Yes, but that’s a book not a movie. Piercing the Darkness still hasn’t come to theaters.

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