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goodnight moon: the movie poster

The wait is over for the long-anticipated Goodnight Moon movie poster!goodnight-moon-the-movie

Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, this summer blockbuster is slated for release in 2018.

This blogger can’t wait to be first in line for the adaptation to one of my all-time favorite picture books.  And with a poster this evocative, the movie will certainly not disappoint.

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goodnight moon: the movie

After the undisputed success of Where the Wild Things Are, the film adaptation of the classic Maurice Sendak picture book, Hollywood is working overtime trying to dig up other classic picture books to make into movies. Good news for movie lovers: the next book to be appearing on the silver screen is Margaret Wise Brown’s action-packed bedtime story Goodnight Moon.
goodnight-moon1Goodnight Moon is ripe for adaptation. The plot involves a bunny saying goodnight to all the things surrounding him in his overly large bedroom. As he mentions each object, it appears before him in stark black and white.goodnight-moon2
Adding superstar power to the production is Leonardo DiCaprio, set to star as the bunny on his way to dreamland.
dicaprio-moonDirected by Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, Goodnight Moon will keep all the original intent of the book while adding car chases, gritty gang violence, and an ironic ending that will leave your 3-to-5 year-old both sleepy and satisfied.

Of course a picture book needs to be expanded to fill the two-and-a-half hour runtime expected from Scorsese. The kitties, who in the book play with string in the center of the room, will each get their own subplot. Although details are not yet nailed down, an anonymous source close to Mr. Scorsese tells us that one kitty will be a spy and the other will be a terrorist. Whether or not they will be lovers is not certain.

The moon itself will play a larger role in Goodnight Moon: The Movie. Instead of a glowing disc hovering somewhere beyond the bunny’s house, the moon will be the setting for an epic battle. The stakes are no less than the bunny’s very soul.

Expect big things from Goodnight Moon: The Movie. The project, with a rumored budget of $200 million, will hit theaters just in time for holiday season 2018.goodnight-moon3