Of all the film adaptations we’ve heard about in a while, we’re the most excited about the possibilities of this one. The team being put together for the film version of Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately the Milk (2013) is little short of magical. From Slash Film:
Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright is teaming up with superstar Johnny Depp for the adaptation of the children’s book that is perfectly described as “a story of time travel and breakfast cereal.” And the writer on board the project only sweetens the deal.
THR reports Fortunately, the Milk will be adapted by Bret McKenzie, one-half of the New Zealand folk music comedy duo Flight of the Conchords and Oscar winner for his musical work on The Muppets. This sounds likeit has the potential to be one of the coolest collaborations on film in a long time, which is probably why it was picked up by 20th Century Fox very quickly after a pitch package made the rounds in Hollywood on Thursday.