Intermission: Where the Wild Things Are, Coens to Remake True Grit

Jeffrey Overstreet catches the first trailer for Spike Jonze’s adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are. It looks very interesting. Very interesting, indeed.

And, in other news, it seems that Variety has reported the Coen Brothers next project will be a remake of Charles-Portis-novel-turned-John-Wayne-vehicle True Grit, due to come out in 2011. It’s an interesing prospect. True Grit is one of my favorite classic Westerns, with early appearances by Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper, and an awesome showdown scene. Honestly, I’m a bit curious as to what the Coens (as great as they are) will bring to the story. According to the article, the remake will adhere more closely to the novel and tell the story from the girl’s point of view . . . but that’s pretty much what the original already does. In fact, I’ve read True Grit, and it is one of the most slavishly faithful adaptations I’ve ever come across. I’ll be watching for this one.

~ by Jared on March 25, 2009.

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