Just a quick note on a newly announced book to movie adaptation- it is now being reported that Sony is planning a film version of Mark Twain’sThe Prince and the Pauper. Producer Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher will combine their talents to make this project for Sony; no director has been announced yet. The book tells the story of two 16th century London boys who are in drastically different social classes, but thanks to their identical looks manage to switch places and experience life from the other’s point of view.

Mark Twain was a fantastic author, and his works are always worth the read…but are they always worth the watch? Huck Finn, TomandHuck, Knight in Camelot(based on Twain’s Connecticut Yankee), A Million to Juan (based on Twain’s Million Pound Bank Note) and Charlie’s Ghost Story(Twain’s Charlie’s Ghost) join their collective voices to say a resounding NO. Granted, a the first two had some mild entertainment value as children’s films; maybe that’s the angle Sony is going to be working for The Prince and the Pauper. We’ll have to wait and see, I suppose.

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