NeverEnding story is it Ever Going to Happen?
I am usually really against remakes, but I hold a little glimmer of hope for this one. If the movie is done right with modern effects it could be an epic remake. Don’t you think?
In 1985 the world was introduced to an amazing, timeless movie classic by the name of NeverEnding story. If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching this movie then I highly recommend it. On his way to school, Bastian (Barret Oliver) dives into a bookstore to avoid a gang of school bullies. He then sneaks away with a book called “The Neverending Story,” Bastian begins reading it in the school attic to avoid seeing the bullies again.
The novel is about Fantasia, a fantasy land threatened by “The Nothing.” Which is a darkness that destroys everything it touches. The kingdom needs the help of a human child to survive the pages read. When Bastian reads a description of himself in the book he begins to wonder if Fantasia is real and needs him to survive. Soon he gets sucked into the book and discovers the land first hand.
This movie was an amazing childhood favourite of mine and I would love to see some new life brought into it. It has been in production for many years now and rumors say the movie is never going to happen. Have no fear. Apparently, Warner Bros had acquired the rights to the fantasy movie. It has also been said that Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson will be taking on the project. We can only hope and pray that they do the movie justice.
Jackson allegedly told The Studio Exec:
“At first I was a bit curious about returning to the fantasy, but I read the book and I fell in love with it. I was already a fan of the film and especially the song”