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Gore Verbinski and New Regency Bringing Graphic Novel 'Pyongyang' to Life

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 29, 2013 at 2:44PM

New Regency has acquired "Pyongyang," set up at director Gore Verbinski’s Blind Wink transmedia banner which also produced "Rango." The film is about a young animator sent to North Korea who is then accused of espionage.
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New Regency has acquired "Pyongyang," set up at director Gore Verbinski’s Blind Wink transmedia banner which also produced "Rango." The film is about a young animator sent to North Korea who is then accused of espionage. The "humorous nightmare" is based on Guy Delisle's graphic novel of the same name, adapted for the screen by Steve Conrad (“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”).

Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger," starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, arrives this summer.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.