I say, there came to my ears a low, dull, quick sound, such as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. I knew thatsound well too. It was the beating of the old man's heart. Imagine how crazy the man would have been if the heart was actually a ticking clock. While we've had beating, tell-tale hearts, Variety reports that we're getting a new kind of loud heart, courtesy of Luc Besson.

EuropaCorp has bought the adaptation rights to Mathias Malzieu'sLa Mecanique du coeur (The Mechanics of the Heart), which they will turn into a 3-D animated film. In a surprising and sweet twist for the author, Malzieu will not only get to adapt his novel, but also co-direct it. That's pretty much a writer's dream come true. The piece is set in 1874, and centers on "a young man whose heart was replaced at birth with a clock. He should avoid strong emotions, above all love, but can't keep his heart under control." Or, maybe they should say "clock" under control. Those tickers are quite lust-filled, you know.

Dionysos has already created an album inspired by the story, and Stephane Berla, who directed clips from it, will co-direct. Meanwhile, Joann Sfar, who helped with the book's graphics and album, will collaborate.
categories Movies, Cinematical