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Adaptation Watch: Johnny Depp is Making a Film Version of Neil Gaiman’s FORTUNATELY, THE MILK

Variety is reporting that Johnny Depp is in early negotiations with Fox studios to produce and star in an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s time-travel tale Fortunately, the Milk with Edgar Wright directing. The film adaptation is being written by Bret McKenzie, who co-wrote Flight of the Conchords.

Fortunately, the Milk, written as if narrated by a child, is about a father who is looking after his children and realizes that there is no milk for the morning’s breakfast cereal. When he returns from the store, he recounts an amazing story to the children involving a time traveling hot air balloon ride, pirates, a stegosaurus, aliens and more — all while maintaining his hold on the milk he went out to get.

Here’s the official book description:

“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened.”

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious New York Times bestselling story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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