The Book Thief reveals first poster

The bestselling novel The Book Thief by author Markus Zusak has quietly been adapted into a feature film.  The book happens to be one of my wife and mine’s favorite and we are thrilled to be seeing it hit the big screen.  Ironically, one of my other favorite books was just adapted from the same studio last year in THE LIFE OF PI, which the poster is quick to inform everyone about.  The first poster from Twentieth Century Fox is decent, but I can’t help feeling the whole appearance looks a bit polished compared to gritty descriptions from the book.  I think this might be a hard story to adapt, especially since it has to rely on a young kid actress for the lead.  But as I said before, am still very excited to see someone make the attempt as it is an extremely compelling and emotional story told through the eyes of death.  Brian Percival will direct the film that will star Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer and Nico Liersch.  THE BOOK THIEF will hit theaters November 15, 2013

The official book synopsis for The Book Thief: It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.  Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

Sophie Nelisse in The Book Thief

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