Posted by: GregMo Roberts Source:Deadline
Quick – name your favourite Ray Bradbury film of all-time. Need help? Maybe Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983). How about Fahrenheit 451 (1966)? A Sound of Thunder (2005)?
Noticeably, one of the greatest writers doesn’t have the movie pedigree to match his writing dominance. Bradbury has won an Emmy, a Saturn Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Yet, no one really recalls that he was the genius behind The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998).
MGM looks to change that. The studio has announced plans to develop Bradbury’s anthology From the Dust Returned which was published in 2001.
The book is described thusly:
Fifty-five years in the making, "From the Dust Returned" grew out of a short story, "Homecoming," which appeared in the October 1946 issue of Mademoiselle magazine. Bradbury has published just five other stories about the Elliots, an outlandish, greathearted and loving-spirited Halloween creature clan and their "abnormal" (i.e., his face is reflected in the mirror!) adopted son Timothy. Over the years, Bradbury readers have clamored for more Elliott tales. A lifelong labor of love, "From the Dust Returned" is a novel (in much the way "The Martian Chronicles" is a novel) comprised of the previously published six stories interwoven with newer chapters and "connective tissue" that give us an unforgettable portrait of the rise and fall of a most peculiar brood. Here are Cecy, "the one who dreams," a young girl yearning for love who can experience the world only through the travels of her mind; Uncle Einar, a fun-loving, proud-winged vampire who loses his ability to fly; Great Grandmère, the family matriarch, who speaks of millennia gone by from deep within her mummified wrappings; and Tom, a farm boy whom Cecy "meets" and falls in love with one night during one of her spirit-borne journeys