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Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" Gets Adapted

By Garth Franklin Saturday August 20th 2011 02:32PM
Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" Gets Adapted

Mike Medavoy and Doug McKay are set to produce a film adaptation of classic sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury's 1957 semi-autobiographical work "Dandelion Wine" for Medavoy's Phoenix Pictures says the trades.

Set in 1928, the series of short stories is connected to a 12-year-old boy named Douglas Spaulding as he experiences an unforgettable summer in a small town in Illinois.

Though less outright fantasy or sci-fi than other works of his including "The Martian Chronicles" and "The Illustrated Man", there's still a touch of unreality to it despite its much more personal approach.

Bradbury penned this book between writing two of his most famous works - "Fahrenheit 451" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes".

Rodion Nahapetov ("Contamination") will pen the screenplay.

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