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Disney to Produce a Stage Adaptation of ‘The Princess Bride’

princess bride bookDisney will produce a stage adaptation of William Goldman’s 1973 novel, The Princess Bride. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it has not-yet-been confirmed whether this theatrical production will be a musical or a play.

Variety reports that producer Thomas Schumacher has come on board to develop this adaptation. Many fans have felt that “the property, a comic fantasy-romance that generated the now-iconic film adaptation, has long seemed a natural candidate for a large-scale stage version, given its highly recognizable title and a fanciful storyline that would seemingly accommodate musical numbers without much friction.”

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Game of Thrones Crossed with The Princess Bride

As fans prepare for the March 31, 2013 premiere of Game of Throne‘s third season on HBO, one fan mashed up the violent show with a classic kid’s book.

In the video embedded above (CONTAINS SEASON ONE SPOILERS), you can watch George R.R. Martin‘s epic fantasy series crossed with The Princess Bride by William Goldman. What do you think? Funny or sacrilegious?

A group of YouTube creators made a YA adaptation of the popular series called “School of Thrones.”

Malcolm Gladwell on Jonah Lehrer Resignation: ‘I Am Heartbroken’

Malcolm Gladwell said “I am heartbroken” after hearing that Jonah Lehrer resigned from The New Yorker. Lehrer admitted that he had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works.

While the WWD reporter wasn’t sure if Gladwell had read the Tablet essay that exposed the fabrication, WWD had this quote from Gladwell: “I am heartbroken. Jonah is a friend. He is a decent and sweet and hugely talented guy, and I cannot imagine what he is going through right now,”

The book has already sold 200,000 copies, but the publisher has stopped the presses. Links to Lehrer’s book have been removed at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

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