Ugh. This is what I get for enjoying one (Dear John) of this year’s two Nicolas Sparks adaptations (the other being The Last Song) - another goddamn movie about a teenage girl in North Carolina with a secret (A Walk to Remember) who’s torn between two relationships that she didn’t want in the first place (okay, he didn’t do Twilight, but that’s totally Twilight; probably a bit of Shakespeare as well, maybe even Jane Austen, but let’s not give anyone too much credit here).
Relativity, which usually co-produces films but doesn’t release them, has snatched up the floundering Overture Films as well as the rights to this here upcoming novel of his, Safe Haven, with intent to distribute. And good for them. They have money. They like money. And they’ll make money. Whether I like this particular piece of treacle or not, it’ll make money.
And so will Sparks, because as his cliches grow older, his readership stays the same age. Alright, alright, alright.