Submitted by SimonSingleton on Fri, 27/07/2012 - 14:13
The longlist for the 2012 Man Booker Prize was announced this week as readers, writers and journalists across the world entered into the annual bout of frenzied debate. The longlist has been said to, “support ambition and experiment”, “favouring eccentricity” and telling the, "story of the landscape of fiction".
Away from the longlist, trailers for two film adaptations of previous Man Booker Prize books were released. Pictures and stills from director Ang Lee’s widely anticipated version of Yann Martel’s 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning Life of Pi have leaked onto the web for months now, but we got the first look at the film in this exquisite trailer.
The second was for Andy and Lana Wachowski’s take on David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, shortlisted for the prize in 2004. The duo behind The Matrix trilogy will bring their version of Mitchell’s bestselling novel to cinemas in October.