Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Henson Gets Rights to More Books!

The Jim Henson Company has recently purchased the film rights to several books. They plan to turn the books into screenplays, and then into feature films. Henson has been doing this for years from Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas in th 70's, to "The Witches" in the 80's, and "Buddy" in the 90's (just to name a few Henson book adaptations). The books Henson is working on now include:

"Perfect Circle" by Sean Stewart
"Weslandia" by Paul Fleishman
"Conversations With the Goddesses" by Agapi Stassinopoulos
"Gods and Goddesses in Love" by Agapi Stassinopoulos
"Elbo Elf: P.M.O.C." by Ralph Romano and Joe Burke
"The Witch's Children" by Ursula Jones
"Five Children and It" by Edith Nesbit
"Astro Boy" by Osamu Tezuka
"Puss in Boots" by Charles Perrault

These book-to-film transitions are all in diffrent stages of development. Many are just getting ready to have their screenplay written, some are in production, and some are in post-production. These are just some of the things Henson has cooking. If you can't wait to see what these stories are all about go and read the books now!

1 comment:

Christyb said...

This is good news. I've been wondering what Henson Co. was going to to without the Muppets. All of their movies have been top notch. I'm looking forward to them!