Friday, November 11, 2005

Gladwell's Blink To Be a Movie, With Leo...

The Tipping Point author Malcom Gladwell's latest book Blink is to be a movie.

And Leonardo DiCaprio will be the star in the adaptation of this best-selling non-fiction pseudo-business book.

Here's a snippet about the book:

"Blink," published in January, is a story about rapid cognition, about the kind of thinking that happens in a blink of an eye. Author Malcolm Gladwell posited that when you meet someone for the first time, or walk into a house you are thinking of buying, or read the first few sentences of a book, your mind takes about two seconds to jump to a series of conclusions. "Blink" is a story about those two seconds when instant conclusions reached by people are really powerful, really important and, occasionally, really good.

Here's a snippet about the movie:

Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for writing the drugs saga "Traffic," is adapting and directing the Universal Pictures project... Gaghan's take is being kept under wraps.

The studio is shelling out $1 million for the rights from Gladwell, and is paying $2 million for Gaghan to write the screenplay. If the project goes forward, the entire deal could be worth upwards of $6 million.

This should be interesting. I'm sure Malcom Gladwell is pleased. I think it's an ok book (I blogged about it here in February) but not nearly as good as The Tipping Point.


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