October 26, 2005
Neil Gaiman adaptation
The Director that left the X-Men 3 set in a lurch is back in the news. Paramount is talking to Matthew Vaughn about adapting Neil Gaiman's Stardust, a fairytale for adults.
Gaiman's novel, first published in 1997 as "Stardust: Being a Romance Within the Realms of Faerie," is set in a town in the English countryside where the magical and mortal mix. The tale is focused on a young man who promises his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm, where he has to contend with witches, goblins, gnomes, talking animals and evil trees.
Some are paralleling the potential film to other fantasy / comedies like Princess Bride and The Neverending Story.