Wednesday, July 16, 2008

FILM: Adaptation of "The Chidren of the Lamp"

British author P.B. Kerr's Children of the Lamp will be adapted to the big screen by newcomers Dave Guion and Michael Handelman.

The 4-book series is about a "family of djinn (a kind of genie) who disguise themselves as humans" while living in Manhattan. The first novel, The Akhenaten Adventure, follows twin 12-year-old boys who go on a journey, traveling to Cairo and London, to begin their training as djinns. Along the way, they battle the evil tribes of their people.

The producers could either cast twins or they could go the Spiderwick Chronicles route and just have a child actor play both roles. I hope they choose the second mainly because I refuse to accept Disney's Zack and Cody, the only well-known male twins in the business, as Egyptian. I'd rather watch 16-year-old Luis Armand Garcia ("George Lopez"), 13-year-old Jake T. Austin ("Wizards of Waverly Place"), or 14-year-old Moises Arias ("Hannah Montana"), even though they're clearly not of Egyptian descent. And even if these three are not very good representations of the Egyptian people, I'm pretty sure Zack and Cody aren't even close. And no, getting a spray tan will not help.

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