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Nancy Drew movie May 16, 2007

Filed under: Bookish news,Bookish You Tube,Books all sorts,Games — Kim @ 10:27 pm

I just read a post on Litminds about a film that is made about Nancy Drew. (Click here for the Wikipedia article on this character.) The film can be seen as from June 15. Nancy Drew was created by Carolyn Keene. This name is actually a pseudonym. The books were in fact written by a fast number of writers. (Click here for a Wikipedia article on Carolyn Keene.)

The Internet Movie Database has information about the movie, to be found here. I have seen the trailer and it seems to be a film made for 15 year olds. Too bad. But I will watch it anyway, to make sure. You can view the trailer by clicking on the start button.

There is also an official website about the film. You can find it here. If you like bookish films, take a look at this post. Books and games featuring this detective can be found here. All of the books written by “Carolyn Keene” can be found here. I wonder what the Nancy Drew fans have to say about this film…

 

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8 Responses to “Nancy Drew movie”

  1. jenni Says:

    well, as a huge former nancy drew fan, the first thing i thought, was “that doesn’t look like nancy drew.” then my next thought was, “where are bess and george(i think those are her friends’names)?” i’m curious as to how bess will be cast. she was supposed to be pudgy, but i have a hard time believing hollywood would cast any girl weighing over 100 pounds in this day and age. i always pictured a robert redford type man as nancy’s father. i will probably see it, but honestly, the movie seems to be a bit more geared towards children than the books seemed to be to me.

  2. kimbooktu Says:

    Bess and George are part of the film, see the link I posted to the Internet Movie Database. There you will also find that Robert Redford is not playing Nancy’s father…

  3. jenni Says:

    tate donovan? i don’t know. I wouldn’t exactly think of him as “dashing.” as for bess, they’ve done fine with her. hopefully george’s character will go with the short haircut she had in the books.
    my only real problem with this movie is this is more like “nancy drew: teen detective”. if i am not mistaken, nancy drew was supposed to be in her early 20’s. making her a teen seems like it would limit her abilities a bit. thanks for the info.

  4. jennie Says:

    Jenni– where Nancy was in her early 20s, the books have always been for the 8-12 age range.

    I don’t know if I’ll see this or not– Nancy’s never transferred well to film, although I do enjoy the newish graphic novel series.

  5. Kitty Says:

    I’ll go see it. Emma Roberts is adorable, and I’ve never felt that the Nancy Drew books were wonderful things that needed to be preserved. The books aren’t for adults, why should the movie be? And, yes, Nancy was older in the books, but kids like to see other kids onscreen. It seems as if they’re playing Nancy’s old-fashioned retroness the way they played that of the Bradys in THEIR big-screen debut. Looks fun to me — more fun than 28 Weeks Later or Spiderman III, anyway.

  6. Chris Says:

    I saw the trailer the last time I took my girl to the movies. I thought it looked cute. Nancy always did appeal to the younger set. I guess we’ll have to wait to see it to find out if it’s any good.

    My niece loves Nancy Drew. I love that a 9 yr old now can relate to a character from my childhood and my Mom’s!

  7. kimbooktu Says:

    The funny thing is, Nancy Drew is generally unknown in my country. I wonder if the movie will even be shown here… But I will see it, I have my ways 🙂

  8. Nikki Says:

    There are several Nancy Drew computer games manufactured by Her Interactive (in the U.S.). The even have a library-themed one called Secrets Can Kill.


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