Trade Breaks: Gondry, Arsonist, Burn

“Visionary filmmaker Michel Gondry (“The Science of Sleep,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) is teaming up with his son Paul to co-direct an animated feature film based on Paul’s artwork and the their own real life relationship…” (full details)

“Warner Independent has optioned “An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England” for John Wells Prods. to produce. Brock Clarke (“The Ordinary White Boy”) penned the tome which centers on an accidental firebug who torches the Emily Dickinson Homestead by mistake as a young man and later becomes the prime suspect when a series of literary landmarks go up in flames…” (full details)

“Kudos and the BBC are preparing a two-part political thriller mini-series entitled “Burn Up”. The action is set against the background of climate change as oil company execs, eco-activists and pols weigh the conflicting demands of economic success and environmental responsibility. Neve Campbell and Rupert Penry-Jones also star, the project is written by “The Full Monty” scribe Simon Beaufoy and helmed by Omar Madha (TV’s “Spooks”)…” (full details)