Wednesday, January 16, 2013

FILM NEWS! Meet the producer ...



HURRAY!!!!!!


Hi all! I only just realized that I never shared this highly thrilling news on my blog, only on Twitter and Facebook, though I'd been dying to tell you for months

Joe Roth is producing the Daughter of Smoke & Bone movie! 

I am excited beyond belief by this. Here is someone who knows how to make a big fantasy movie, and I really could not be happier, moving forward. Yay yay yay!!!!!! 





There are other exciting things going on in the process, which I will happily share as soon as they are settled and I am allowed. For now I'll just say that I am massively excited as this film takes another step closer to becoming a reality. 


THANK YOU, JOE ROTH, 
AND THANK YOU UNIVERSAL PICTURES!









29 comments:

glsmile said...

YES! I loved Alice in Wonderland...it was just so beautiful! And now the same producer is going to be making Daughter of Smoke and Bone and YES!

Donna Hosie said...

WOW!!! Seriously awesome news.

Charley Robson said...

Oh my GOSH! This is marvellous! I'll have my paws on the tickets the second I can!

Irene said...

Hooray! I'm VERY glad you set the story in Praque, it's going to look awesome in a Fantasy movie.

LadyFeu said...

OMG, this is amazing, I'm so happy your wonderful book will be in good fantasy-hands :)
It definitely deserves to be portrayed with a vision and an artistic eye!

Connie Onnie said...

So very excited!!! Back when the announcement came out my friend Melissa & I were emailing back and forth about it. We especially laughed about the "awful father" deadline used to describe brimstone.

Ashley said...

YAY! How exciting!

Kristen Williams said...

So exciting!! I can't wait to see your world on the big screen

Lisaa said...

omigoshomigoshomigosh!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!!! His movies are so freaking PRETTY!!!! Congrats! I can't wait :D

Suzie F. said...

Awesome news!!

Laurence King said...

Wonderful news, Laini! Your book couldn't have found a better producer...So, so exciting!

Sarahbotbonkers said...

OMG! That's an amazing new, Laini. I am so excited. This would be epic!! :D

Mara Rae said...

This news pretty much made my life. Loved Alice in Wonderland and Snow White and the Huntsman, and since I'm obsessed with Daughter of Smoke and Bone...yeah, amazing. Congratulations!!

Savannah J. Foley said...

Yay! He can give this movie the beauty and fantasy it deserves :-)

Ciara said...

Amazing! That will make such a fantastic movie. Hurray!!

Tzivi Kleinbart said...

All right then. In that case, I would like to try out for the rolles of Karou, Zuzana, Madrigal, Liraz, or any other female in the book. Except Chiro or whatever her name was.
Seriously, I'm obsessed with these book and I don't want a movie to ruin them!

Tiffany Marie said...

Congratulations! You are so deserving! Your exquisite writing, your husbands lovely illustrations...taking over the world, one mind at a time.

Do you need a personal assistant to help you? I am an expert horn polisher, marionette therapist and masseuse, angel feather detangler (what DO they use to shampoo and condition their feathers?! the smokeless fire probably kills any pesky "bird wing lovin" nits, but they couldn't use macadamia or argan oils right?), I make a mean paprikash and goulash (vegetarian though, side of stardust, no poison), I potentially may be able to translate the magical language of Bornean primates, but they demand unreasonable amounts of chocolate, I will invite you to drink wine (literally under the table. aren't homemade caves the best!), etc. etc. I'm qualified I tell you! And I accept payment in the form of smiles.

Hugs,

Tiffany

Laini Taylor said...

Tiffany Marie, I love your "resume" :-). If I was looking for a personal assistant, you would totally get the job! (In the meantime, I hope that you are using your awesome imagination in the service of writing :-)

Kate said...

Awesome!!! SO EXCITING!!! Happy for you!!! :D

Tiffany Marie said...

Thanks, Laini! I'm a writer at heart, it's what I've wanted to do since I was a child. It's just that when I sit down to write, more often than not, it feels as though I'm standing on the wasteland of an destroyed beach where a massive tide has washed ashore and brought with it kitchen sinks, rotting and eviscerated animal carcasses, the sun-bleached bones of giant sea creatures, unexploded World War II bombs, the remnants of an oil spill....

I wish I could just grab the edge of the waterline and flip it outwards, back to sea, like flipping a comforter, and let it take all the clutter, and fear and self-doubt with it. I just know there are villages and haunted wrecks and tunnels that lead to other worlds and points in time under all the junk.

Hopefully, one day.

Laini Taylor said...

Tiffany Marie, I'd love to respond to that at more length, regarding writing and mental blocks in general, when I can get my thoughts together. Would you mind if I quote what you said above in a blog post? It's really very beautiful, and I know so many people will be able to relate to it :-)

*head-case fist bump*

Tiffany Marie said...

Laini,

Of course! You just threw me into a wonder coma. This site should come with a warning.

I know that myself, and all of your readers, are deeply looking forward to your writing advice.

Speaking of head-case... Approx. 2 years ago, I began to feel that my different way of thinking was no longer the best way to exist. I didn't really fit in with most of the people living in the stagnant suburban primordial pool around me. So, I headed to a psychiatrist for the first time and he diagnosed me with Adult ADD. He started me on nonstimulant ADD meds. At first, I thought this must be how life is supposed to be. I began cleaning for 2-3 straight hours everyday, just simply hyperfocusing on the most mundane tasks. Slowly my creativity, ideas, and imagined worlds began slipping away. I began to get really sick with fever, pain throughout my body, high blood pressure, etc. Apparently my body had a response to the meds and I truly believe it was telling me to get off the Zombie Candy. Daydreaming is OK, losing outward focus for a little while as you slip into world building is OK, preferring your characters to some of the people you meet in everyday life is OK. What would art be without the ticks and quirks that make us all so uniquely human, and maybe just a little mental?

I understand that sometimes meds are necessary, it just wasn't right for me and I'm so happy to have my weird, wacky world back.

So yes, I love that and feel total solidarity! ::head-case fist bump in HD with fireworks, cannons and water salute:: :)

Anonymous said...

I think it would be a great idea for it o on the screen cause it really is an amazing book, but I think it would last longer and gain more viewers if it was a tv series. just think about it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god. The book was amazing but- i will scream if it does not resemble the book so laini- i am begging you!!! make sure joe roth perfects this. i was very disappointed with
the harry potter films and daughter of smoke and bone is one of the best things i have ever read so i DO NOT want a replay of them :) xx

Amanda Kay said...

Laini! I would LOVE to see Guillermo Del Toro do justice to your characters. He did Hell Boy and Pan's Labyrinth. I love your stories!

Anonymous said...

Anna Kendrick should be Karou. She would be amazing!

Anonymous said...

Anna Kendrick as Karou! Pleeaassssse!!!!!

Phil. said...

BRILLIANT ! :) I love the books so much, and i'm just starting to read the first one again ! Really cant wait for the final chapter..... Hope it has a happy ending.
Your're awsome x

Anonymous said...

Is everyone just going to ignore the fact that the picture says "her father sends her out on errands"? BRIMSTONE IS NOT HER DAD. He's her father figure and the closest thing she has, but he. Is. Not. Her. Dad.

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