This is the best birthday gift I could ask for. Today, I have been reborn! ‘Dandelion Wine’ is my most deeply personal work and brings back memories of sheer joy as well as terror. This is the story of me as a young boy and the magic of an unforgettable summer which still holds a mystical power over me.
And Nahapetov reveals amazing coincidence:
Phoenix Pictures’ Mike Medavoy (Shutter Island, Black Swan) will produce a film version. The popular Ray Bradbury Theater (USA network TV series based on 65 of his short stories) won seven Cable Award Nominations. Bradbury’s teleplay of The Halloween Tree earned him Emmy Award recognition and his animated film, Icarus Montgolfier Wright (1962), achieved an Academy Award nomination. Bradbury was also nominated for an Academy Award for aforementioned Moby Dick script. Watch trailer for the 1983s Something Wicked This Way Comes. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up7KHbJTmoo[/youtube]
I was deeply honored when Ray Bradbury chose me to write the screenplay adaptation for his novel ‘Dandelion Wine.’ When I began my studies at the Cinema Institute in Moscow, many foreign books were banned in Soviet Russia. Still, I decided to make my short film based upon ‘Dandelion Wine’ because this novel represented to me the childhood I never had. My childhood had been stolen by the ravages and destruction of post World War II Russia and ‘Dandelion Wine’ restored it back for me.
Something Wicked This Way Comes – Trailer