Big-Screen Brewing up 'Dandelion Wine'
Ray Bradbury’s semi-autobiographical “Dandelion Wine” is coming to the big screen, Variety's Dave McNary exclusively reports. Deal with producers Mike Medavoy and Doug McKay was announced Friday, three days before Bradbury’s 91st birthday.“This is the best birthday gift I could ask for,” Bradbury said. “Today, I have been reborn! ‘Dandelion Wine’ is my most deeply personal work and brings back memories of sheer joy as well as terror. This is the story of me as a young boy and the magic of an unforgettable summer which still holds a mystical power over me.” Published in 1957, the book takes place in a small town in Illinois 1928, following a 12-year-old's summer that's tinged with fantasy.