Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon posted an update on his official site about how the big screen adaptation on his award-nabbing book "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" is going.
The book follows two young cousins who create a comic book superhero named The Escapist, and in the process kick start the golden age of comics. Stephen Daldry ("The Hours") is attached to direct.
Chabon says "The fate of this project--whether it will move at last from the nebulousness of pre-pre-production into really-truly pre-production, with a budget and cast and everything, will be decided on or around 12 July 2006. Miss Natalie Portman is a strong likelihood for the part of Rosa; other casting is ongoing, as are work on the script (a lot of cutting) and tests conducted by a number of top-drawer animation studios (for the comic book elements)".
He also adds: "Quick answers (as of this date): Golem: yes. Antarctica: yes. Gay love story: yes. Ruins of World's Fair: no. Long Island: no. Orson Welles: no. Salvador Dali: yes. Loving reference to Betty and Veronica: no. Stan Lee: no".