Brace for the Fatwa: Deepa Mehta to Direct Midnight’s Children


Books – DEEPA MEHTA will co-write and direct a big screen adaptation of SALMAN RUSHDIE’s famed allegory MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN. [Guardian] Dance/Opera – Are horses behind some of the best dancing on Broadway? [NYT] Design – Explosion-loving JAMES BOND is architecture’s worst enemy. [Archinect] Film – In a seriously meta move, DAVID MURPHY will direct CHEVY CHASE in NOT ANOTHER NOT ANOTHER MOVIE. [Slash Film] Music – Famed indie rock band YO LA TENGO is releasing a new album under a secret identity. Maybe. [Pitchfork] Television – New details about season five of LOST — which returns on Jan. 21, revealed. [THR] Theatre – Unless you’re from Chicago, DAVID CROMER is the most talented director you’ve never heard of. [NYT] Visual Arts – A London street artist is giving away an estimated £1m of his work for free. [Independent] Web – GOOD Magazine’s new blog points us to a homesick robot’s poetic Twitter feed. [Good]