Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sony Outbids

From the trades.

Sony Pictures Animation won a three-studio auction for an animated movie pitch centering on the Emoji, those lovable round headed figures that are as much a staple of social media correspondence as adverbs and adjectives. The project will be co-written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis, with the latter directing the feature. ...

I read the above and for two eye blinks thought:

Eric Siegel! Getting into animation again after "Yellow Submarine"! After "Love story"!

But of course, that's stupid. Because the other Eric Siegel is spelled Erich Segal. And besides writing the Beatles' hit movie, that other Siegel wrote Love Story and multiple academic texts.

But Erich Segal couldn't be involved in writing the Sony movie. Because he's dead. Which I figured out after thinking about it a few moments. The mind plays tricks.


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