Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Screwtape Letters Movie

Its not often that I've read the book before the movie comes out, but its apparently going to happen. This is great news! I just hope they don't mess with the book too badly because it honestly doesn't need any tampering.

From the Catholic News Agency:

LOS ANGELES, February 13 (CNA) - The company that produced The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is planning to adapt C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters into a major motion picture that will open in theaters nationwide in early 2008.

This is the second effort of Walden Media to bring C.S. Lewis to the big screen, following the very successful Narnia. The company also plans to release the sequel to Narnia, Prince Caspian, sometime next year.

First published in 1942, The Screwtape Letters features a series of letters between senior demon, Screwtape, and his wannabe diabolical nephew, Wormwood. As a mentor, Screwtape advises Wormwood on how to undermine the faith and promote sin to an earthly man known only as “the Patient.”

Like The Chronicles of Narnia, which grossed $744 million worldwide, The Screwtape Letters will be shot as a live-action movie.

1 comment:

Moonshadow said...

I must say that, since the Bible doesn't offer much of a profile of the devil and his minions (and then, so neither does contemporary catechesis), much of my religious imagination on the subject of evil was influenced by this little book.

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice." - G.K. Chesterton