Friday, July 25, 2008

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs.. The MOVIE??!

Okay, so I'll admit it, I've been a foodie since I was a kid.. my favorite book growing up was Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.. and it was also one of the first books I got P. when he was learning to read (and we still have that book, as a matter of fact I got it for my 5 year old niece for Christmas) so I was browsing SlashFood only to find out that in 2010 there will be a movie coming out based on this book.. How cool!!!

Here is the post from SlashFood:
cover of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
When I was growing up, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was one of my very favorite books. Set in the very fictional town of Chewandswallow, the residents don't have to shop at grocery stores the way the rest of us do. Instead, all their food was delivered by the weather. Morning would start with a drizzle of hot coffee, followed by eggs, toast and bacon. Life was good in Chewandswallow, until the weather becomes unpredictable and the food that comes from the elements becomes life-threatening. Eventually the townsfolk are forced to leave (on rafts made from giant peanut butter sandwiches) and restart their lives in a city where the only thing that falls from the sky is rain and snow.

First published in 1982, Cloudy has been beloved to generations of young readers and now, according to our sister site Cinematical, it's coming to the big screen. The animated film is going to be altered quite significantly from the original book, but hamburgers and donuts will still rain from the sky and the city will still be blanketed by a pea soup fog at times, so that's good enough for me. I really look forward to seeing it when it comes out in 2010.
Now, I don't care that P. will be (aww crap, seriously? Damn...) 14 or closing in on it when this mocie comes out.. but dammit I will be taking him with me to see it... although I'm not too sure how I feel about this: The animated film is going to be altered quite significantly from the original book. I really hate when they do that.. kinda puts a damper on the whole thing for me... so depending on what I hear/read.. I just might wait for it to come out on DVD because it really chaps my hide to pay $10 for a movie that I didn't enjoy.