Airman motion picture


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Feb 5, 2011
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Emmy winning screenwriter Ann Peacock (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) will pen the big screen adaptation of 'Airman', a novel from bestselling Irish author Eoin Colfer. With an estimated worth of $150million, the motion-capture project is backed by Disney and Robert Zemeckis' ImageMovers, the movie is to be directed by Gil Kenan (City of Ember, Monster House) and will be produced by Jack Rapke (Beowolf), Steve Starkey (Matchstick Men) and Robert Zemeckis (Gothika).
I kind of enjoyed City of Ember, it was a entertaining, decent flick, so I like the idea of Kenan to adapt this.
But making this book as mo cap is the worst thing they can do. This is Colfer's most serious children's book, a tragic story with low sci fi elements, and there's no way it will work with Zemeckis' usual style. This is no Polar Express or Christmas Carol.

The piece of news posted above is from 2009, but there is no release date yet.
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What is stopping them from doing this film? If Hunger Games can be adapted from book to silver screen, if the Journey films keep getting peoples' interest - then an Airman production could work too. Or is it too little of the fantastic elements in the story?

If Both Artemis Fowl and Airman get made, we will get The Supernaturalists as well. And then Eoin Colfer will get half as big as J.K. Rowling.
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