Jean-Pierre Jeunet to Direct English-Language 'T.S. Spivet' Adaptation
Acclaimed, Oscar nominated French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Delicatessen, City of Lost Children, Alien: Resurrection, Amélie) is set to direct his next feature after Micmacs, following in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese and taking on an adaptation that's a family film. Deadline reports that production company Gaumont has Jeunet set to direct an adaptation of Reif Larsen's 2009 novel The Selected Works Of T.S. Spivet, about a 12-year-old cartographer who one day receives a call from The Smithsonian informing him he's won a prestigious prize. Shooting will start in Spring 2012 in Canada with a release later in 2013.
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet is the debut novel by American author Reif Larsen. The book follows the exploits of a 12-year old mapmaker named T.S. Spivet, who lives on a ranch in Montana, as he receives a prestigious award and accepts it, hitch-hiking on a freight train for the acceptance speech in Washington D.C. Jeunet will shoot the film in 3D, and it's expected to "be a return to the vibrant world of Amelie." This sounds like a fun, charming film that I can't wait to see, especially because I can never spend enough time in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's cinematic worlds. If you haven't seen Micmacs yet, definitely watch it. Sound good?