April 19, 2009
Another Book Turned Movie!
After the successes of A Walk To Remember, The Notebook, and Nights in Rodanthe, can we really blame Hollywood for going after another one of Nicholas Sparks's books?
Set for release in February of 2010, director Jamie Hallstrom (left in the above photo)will bring Nicholas Sparks's Dead John to the big screen. The movie is set to star the gorgeous Channing Tatum (Step Up, She's the Man, Coach Carter, The Battle in Seattle) as the lead role of John Tyree.
Here is a description of the novel taken from Sparks's website: An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love—and face the hardest decision of his life.
Hmm... I am sure I'll be in line to catch a matinee of this one!