Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Trailer Trash

It seems like Hollywood is ready, willing, and able to take almost any classic work of children’s literature and stretch and distort the original story so far beyond the limits of scale and scope that it becomes almost completely unrecognizable by the time it hits the big screen. The result is almost always a piece of complete dreck. My better half has a suggestion for another title suitable for this series.

Coming soon to a theater near you...

...a 70 minute drama about a caterpillar that is deserted by his mother on a leaf when only an egg. He tried to fulfill the void and longing for the love of his mother by eating and eating and eating until he is sick. He becomes DANGEROUSLY obese. He finally goes through a meaningful metamorphosis, taking a sabbatical if you will, within a pupa. And after that transitional period, he finds peace with himself and became a beautiful butterfly.

based on the children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Throw in a couple of references to environmentalism and diversity and that baby is ready to be green-lighted.