Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tokyo Suckerpunch Gets A Writer And Billy Chaka Gets His Love Interest

The first in the Billy Chaka Adventures: Tokyo Suckerpunch by Isaac Adamson is making its way to the big screen with Tobey Maguire as Billy. Sci Fi wire caught up with writer Ed Solomon to talk about adapting the book to screen and revealed that the love interest is Anne Hathaway:
"I believe that for Tobey it's the perfect thing to go beyond that," Solomon said in a group interview Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif. "It's a romantic comedy—it's got a lot of action, but it's mostly comedy set in Tokyo, about a guy who thinks he's in love with one woman."

"He's a graphic novelist who lives in Cleveland and writes a graphic novel about himself that he sets in Tokyo," Solomon said. "He has a certain fantasia of what Japan is and has a certain fantasia of what a real woman is. Neither exists in reality, but he goes off to Tokyo in pursuit of this fantasy woman."

Solomon added that the story veers away from comic-book fantasy to provide the character with a realistic romance, "and he ends up in this adventure not dissimilar to the kinds of things he writes about," Solomon continued. "He goes there with his editor, to be played by Anne Hathaway, and ends up it's a love story about him and Anne Hathaway, basically, and it's really about a guy figuring out what matters to him."