Editor | Peter Bowen
NPR tunes into upcoming novel adaptations including Jane Eyre and One Day
Posted February 25, 2011
Rachel Syme at NPR looks at the recent parade of books into film in her piece “Your 2011 Books-Into-Films Lineup, From Eyre To Water To Desert.” She looks in on two Focus films: Jane Eyre and One Day. Although she has not seen One Day, she does note: “the movie poster has emerged, and it is steamy.” Top on her list is Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. After giving a quick summary of the novel–– “drafty old house,” “semi-handsome (if not abjectly creepy) Mr. Rochester”––she gives the good news:
It actually looks good! Director Cary Fukunaga's debut, Sin Nombre, was a gorgeous film, and his remake of Eyre has the blessing of BBC Films behind it. Mia Wasikowska is earning a name for herself in the literary movie genre (she played Alice in last year's Burton adaptation of the Lewis Carroll story), and looks as if she can hold her own against Michael Fassbender's imposing Rochester.