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Akiva Goldsman Gets the Greenlight to Direct 'Winter's Tale' in 2012

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February 2, 2011
Source: Deadline

Winter's Tale

You may know his name, from writing screenplays for A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man, Angels & Demons or I Am Legend (which is when we interviewed him), but Akiva Goldsman is finally set to make his feature directorial debut on the adaptation of Winter's Tale for Warner Bros. Adapted by Goldsman himself from Mark Helprin's 1983 novel, Winter's Tale centers around a thief, a dying girl and a flying white horse in 19th Century and contemporary Manhattan. His start date isn't until spring of 2012, but in the meantime he'll be working on The Dark Tower movie with Ron Howard, which he'll finish before moving on to Winter's Tale.

Goldsman has been trying to get into directing for a while. We reported last year that he was set to start with Man and Wife, but it looks like that's off the table; he was also briefly involved with Paranormal Activity 2. This Winter's Tale seems like an odd project to take on for his debut (although he has also directed episodes of "Fringe"), especially considering the bigger fantasy elements it contains, but maybe Goldsman is actually a great director just waiting to show us what he's capable of. Winter's Tale will get a $75 million budget and is looking at casting the two main characters - Peter Lake, an orphaned mechanic who tries to rob a palatial West Side mansion, as well as the dying girl he meets there that he becomes determined to save. Stay tuned!

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4 Comments

1

One of my favorite books of all time. $75 million seems kind of low for an epic book with many fantastical elements.

DrewKerr on Feb 2, 2011

2

Anything Goldsman has a hand in I'm leary of. This is no different. I'm very concerned about the Dark Tower. I'm not sure how he continues to get offers to write/adapt anything after butchering I Am Legend and writing Lost In Space. Sad day for Winter's Tale fans.

Quazzimotto on Feb 2, 2011

3

This is one of my 3 favorite books of all time. I've been waiting for this for a long time. All of Helprin's books could be fantastic movies, especially "Memoir From Antproof Case". But yeah, $75 million isn't enough to do this one justice.

Jennings Aaron on Feb 3, 2011

4

awesome!

A5J4DX on Feb 2, 2011

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