Zadie Smith to Write Screenplay for Science-Fiction Film

Zadie Smith, the brilliant British author, has been enlisted by Parisian filmmaker Claire Denis to co-write a new Science-Fiction Adventure film.

The story will take place sometime in the future, but it will “seem like the present.”

Smith is the author of the award-winning novel White Teeth. She has not written any screen plays, but White Teeth was adapted into a television mini-series for BBC. Her novel On Beauty will also be adapted soon.

Smith will work with her husband Nick Laird on the project. He is an acclaimed Irish novelist and poet. HIs works To a Fault and Utterly Monkey were on the short list for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2006.

This film will be Denis’ first American motion picture. She is known for her work on BastardsThe Intruder, and White Material.

Zadie Smith is one of my favorite authors. White Teeth is a modern classic. While none of the people associated with the unnamed title have a background in sci-fi, perhaps that is will be refreshing for the genre. I am personally excited to see what comes of this project.

Source:  The Guardian

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