[Movies] Robert Zemeckis in Talks to Direct Feature Adaptation of The Remarkable Journey of Edward Tulane Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.30.2013
The story of a living china rabbit doll…
Variety reports that Robert Zemeckis in talks to direct a feature adaptation of the 2006 Kate DiCamillo novel The Remarkable Journey of Edward Tulane.
Below is an official synopsis on the book:
Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who treated him with the utmost care and adored him completely. And then, one day, he was lost.
Kate DiCamillo takes us on an extraordinary journey, from the depths of the ocean to the net of a fisherman, from the top of a garbage heap to the fireside of a hobos camp, from the bedside of an ailing child to the bustling streets of Memphis. And along the way, we are shown a true miracle: even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.
There's no word if the story will be done in live-action or motion capture as Zemeckis did with Beowulf, The Polar Express, and A Christmas Carol. The project is being scripted by Jeff Stockwell and Jack Rapke. Steve Starkey is attached to produce the project.
Zemeckis is also working on directing a narrative version of the 2010 documentary Marwencol.