Top Left to Right: Catherine Deneuve poses for Yves Saint Laurent's 1967 collection.
Marjan Satrapi the talented author of
Daughter of Italian Star Marcello Mastroiani and Catherine Deneuve: Chiara
Mastroiani. Danielle Darrieux icon of French Cinema.
Satrapi was an international Hit.
Marjan Satrapi's International
best-selling comic book series
Sony Pictures Classics announced a deal for the new animated feature adaptation
of Satrapi's book of the same name. Photo by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE
Satrapi's parents, who
once lived in luxury despite their politics, struggle to educate their daughter.
Her father briefly considers fleeing to
The animated version of this fascinating story is to be released in 2007. A French co-production by Bibo Films and Pumpkin 3D it will be co directed by Marjan Satrapi and comic book artist Winshluss (Monsieur Ferraille, Smart Monkey ...). The work which will require nearly a titanic total of 2 Million drawings for the animation will be joined by a prestigious cast of French Stars who will do the voice overs : Catherine Deneuve, daughter Chiara Mastroiani and veteran French film star Danielle Darrieux ( Alexander, Cicero Affaire). Deneuve a great fan of Satrapi commented to a French Magazine Citizen K : " Marjane Satrapi is probably my favorite writer of fiction, I love her work and this mixture of black and white which is so graphically stunning. I like her wit and this mixture of despair, humor and solitude. I love all her books. She is startling in real life too. I have met her and I find she has a great sense of humor."
Satrapi expressed her
feelings on her book's success , "I observe with some sadness that five years
after publishing my book "
a deal with Celluloid Dreams, Sony Pictures Classics announced during the last
Satrapi was to illustrate the poster for the 2004
Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard Competition
Certainly a milestone
for the young artistic community of the Iranian Diaspora, and spokeswomen for an
entire generation of Iranian expats, Satrapi's animated version of
Persepolis US distribution Rights have been acquired by
Steven Spielberg and loyal Associate Kathleen Kennedy
Producer Kathleen Kennedy and director Steven Spielberg are working on a movie adaptation of the comic-strip "Tintin" for 'Universal' and 'DreamWorks', reports 'Variety' magazine.
The studios are currently negotiating the film rights with Nick Rodwell of 'Moulinsart' (the company that holds the properties created by deceased cartoonist Georges Remi - under his pseudonym Herge).
"Tintin" follows the intrepid adventures of the titular young reporter, together with his trusty dog Snowy. Tintin's friends and allies include the grumpy Captain Haddock, inept detectives Thomson and Thompson and Professor Cuthbert Calculus.
The comic was first published in 1929 in Belgian newspaper 'Le Petit Vingtieme' and has been translated into more than 50 languages. It has already been adapted into a successful animated series.
About the Author: Darius KADIVAR is a Freelance Journalist, Film Historian and Columnist of the OCPC Magazine USA. He operates as
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