Time Traveler's Wife trailer sates your Niffenegger needs
Last night I caught the commercial for the film version of Audrey Niffenegger's novel The Time Traveler's Wife, which means it's on the way to multiplexes (that'll be August 14, to be exact). The book came out way back in 2003 and was an instant hit, but the movie's had a bit of a rocky go of it. Supposedly Steven Spielberg and David Fincher nosed about, and Gus Van Sant signed on before signing off, and then the script got a major rewrite and a new director.
The trailer looks a little more Hollywood than I would like, but I'm holding out hope that it hasn't been too Benjamin Button-ized. And to my mind, the whole thing seems like an expensive prelude to Niffenegger's next novel, Her Fearful Symmetry, which Scribner is obviously heavily anticipating before its September 29 release. The book—about two American twins who inherit their aunt's London apartment only to find it haunted—looks like it's got the creepiness we'd want out of Niffenegger in spades. We haven't seen a galley yet, but the early word is solid.