Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine Becoming A Movie
Ray Bradbury’s stories are no stranger to movie adaptation. Right now for instance, Hollywood has adaptations of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles kicking around in various stages of development. And now they’re taking on Dandelion Wine.
Written in 1957 Dandelion Wine is a story set in 1928 with a 12-year-old boy patterned after Bradbury himself, as the lead character. It’s more of an autobiography than anything, focusing on the small-town life the author grew up in. It’s not science fiction, though it does have a fantasy tinged tone, but it is a great way to get to know Bradbury’s background if you’re a fan of his work.
It seems like a strange choice for movie adaptation but Deadline says Phoenix Pictures will produce it. Bradbury, who turns 91 today, had this to say: ”
This is the best birthday gift I could ask for. Today, I have been reborn! ‘Dandelion Wine’ is my most deeply personal work and brings back memories of sheer joy as well as terror. This is the story of me as a young boy and the magic of an unforgettable summer which still holds a mystical power over me.