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June 17, 2009

Your Prix des Libraires ‘09 Winner


Christian De Metter's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island has won the Prix des Libraires given out by an association of librarians specializing in comics. The book was also one of the official selections of the Angouleme Festival just past and is part of Casterman's new noir line of novel adaptations. I was a little bit confused as to why the article brought up another book -- and I still am -- but it's a book through which Metter shared in a 2005 Angouleme prize for Best Scenario, under I believe the old voting system. Anyway, given Lehane's recent effectiveness as a source for Hollywood movies (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), and the fact that this a film adaptation of this one is this Fall's Martin Scorcese picture, I would have to believe there might be some interest in bringing this comics adaptation to the English-language market.
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