Fantasy All the Rage

The recent success of the Lord for the Rings and Harry Potter movies has spurred a rash of fantasy-themed movies coming out in the next year or so, mostly centered on a theme of young children discovering a magical world, much the same way as Harry Potter has.
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is one I am looking forward too as I think the site and the books have a great attitude about them. A great example of this can be found on the Lemony Snicket site:

Attention: Please Run for Your Life.
You have undoubtedly reached this website by mistake.
If I were you, I would immediately turn your computer off rather than view any of the dreadful images, read any of the wretched information, play any of the unnerving games or examine the unpleasant books presented within this website.

Other movies set to be made/come out include:
Artemis Fowl — based on a book series in which a young criminal mastermind is forced into a world of faries and fantasy to solve a mystery and best a foe.
Eragon — A book by 17 year old novelist Christopher Paolini that follows a boy named who finds a polished blue stone that turns out to be a dragon egg. Soon he is soon thrust into a world of magic and power through which he and the dragon must navigate.
The Chronicles of Narnia — The tales from Narnia are about to come to life (again) as a new motion picture (or more than one?).
The Hobbit — and then of course there is the film I will likely be pining for next 3-5 years and checking this site often to find out how the legal battles that are sure to slow it down are unfolding.
Where’s DragonLance? One of my favorite series as a kid and teen were the Dragonlance Chronicles. And though there have long been movies rumored to be around the corner, I have little faith that they would be true or that any ensuing project would be very good.

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