The Literary Saloon also loves Jasper Fforde, and has just received a galley of The Big Over Easy. (A new Fforde book, plus the HBP all in one month! Excitement abounds...)
In other news, Brian Cox is no longer slated to give voice to Aslan in the new film adaptation of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe:
The big breaking news concerning this though is that Bryan Cox is NOT going to be the voice of Aslan. Got this straight from the head of Disney voice casting. Cox *was* cast, but then he came in to do the lines and, because he had recently lost 40 pounds, his girth was significantly reduced, and that has affected his famously brusque and burly tone. His pre-weight-loss voice was an ideal voice for Aslan; his post-diet voice is not.I was really looking forward to Cox´s treatment. We´ll just have to wait and see who else they come up with.
What a shame.
So they're hunting for a new Aslan voice again. They talked about some strong possibilities, but Andrew Adamson hasn't approved anyone yet.
(Via Jeffrey Overstreet)
And this just in from the Teaching Assistant: A fantastic Harry Potter site in Spanish!!
UPDATE: As a result, I've learned that the film debut of Goblet of Fire will be 24 November in Argentina (15 Nov. for US and UK). Hopefully, the Colombian release date won't be too far behind...