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Posts Tagged ‘Brian Grazer’

Jeff Koons Designs Cover For New Brian Grazer Book

briangrazerSimon & Schuster has revealed the cover image for Brian Grazer’s new book A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. Artist Jeff Koons created the design for the Academy Award–winning producer’s book.

“When we began discussing a design for the jacket of my book, Jeff Koons was the first person I thought of,” said Grazer in a statement. “His pieces have always spoken to me – they are suffused with positivity. My curiosity conversation with him was one of the earliest and most memorable I’ve had, and I remember being especially struck by how generous and genuinely interested he was, in everything. Curiosity is a very natural thing for him – it is the foundation of his work, and his energy as a human being.”

The book, which was written in collaboration with business journalist Charles Fishman, features Grazer’s weekly “curiosity conversations” which have inspired his filmmaking.

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Stephen King’s Dark Tower Adaptation Turned Down by Warner Brothers

Warner Brothers has turned down an adaptation of Stephen King‘s epic Dark Tower series.

Both Ron Howard and Brian Grazer were in line to adapt the seven-book series for television and film. King published The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole, earlier this year. This statement was posted in the Unofficial News Section of King’s website:

While no single reason was given for the studios withdrawal, it appears that most insiders believe that series would require a strong R rating that would greatly cut into the profitability of creating such an expensive mega-franchise. Additionally, the constant reader will learn, no final version of the script was ever agreed upon by all team members regardless of the studios official decline. When asked about the status of the project, Stephen commented that there is still much interest in the project and that news regarding the series should be announced this fall. (Via HuffPost Books)