Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Hollywood Friend

Saw this at Open Book:

Legendary Pictures is developing a live-action film version of Paradise Lost, John Milton’s epic poem, with Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) attached to direct, Variety reported. Vincent Newman (A Man Apart) will produce along with Legendary.

I mention it because the current issue of Gilbert Magazine has an interview with Derrickson. He’s a huge Chesterton fan, and he says many flattering things about the big guy. I don’t have the magazine in front of me right now, but he says GKC has the most astute mind of the 20th century.

Derrickson, though, also mentions that he doesn’t agree with Chesterton’s politics or religion. It’s gotta be tough to think someone is one of the greatest thinkers of all time, but then reject that thinker’s conclusions in two huge areas. But no matter. It’s good to see a Hollywood-type in the GKC camp.

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