Dave Eggers' latest novel "Zeitoun" to be made into animated movie
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Published: 11/18/2009 6:20 PM
Print this article Fans of author Dave Eggers, who might be best known for his 2000 memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," has been writing for the big screen a lot lately. He co-authored the script of "Where the Wild Things Are" along with director Spike Jones, and penned his own screenplay with wife Vendela Vida for the film "Away We Go."
There may be another Eggers-fueled film on the horizon. Late last month, The New York Times reported that film maker Jonathan Demme, who has helmed projects such as "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Rachel Getting Married" has optioned the rights to Eggers' 2009 book about reconstruction efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
The fictional story focuses on the Zeitoun family, headed by Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a Syrian-American father of four. By following their struggles after the catastrophic event, Eggers is able to paint a broader picture of post-Katrina life in the Big Easy.
"I was staring at the book... and I suddenly imagined, what if we could do an animated film and visualize the experiences of the Zeitoun family and all of New Orleans?"
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