11 February 2013 2:57 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year, fans of epic First World War novel Birdsong, written by Sebastian Faulks, were finally treated to an on-screen version of the story. Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables, My Week with Marilyn) and Clémence Poésy (Harry Potter, 127 Hours) starred in a two-part adaptation which aired on the BBC. This interpretation won many admirers and had an impressive sense of scale for a TV series. However, many fans of the book still eagerly await a fully-fledged cinematic version.

Over the years there have been numerous surges in the film industry to adapt Faulks' vision, but all attempts have ultimately ended in failure, after becoming bogged down in no-man's-land (pardon the awful pun). A plethora of leading men have been linked to, or even contracted to play, the novel's hero, Stephen Wraysford. Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, Side Effects) was a very strong possibility at one point and Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, »

- Liam Trim

Report a problem



Similar News Items

X-Men: First Class (2011)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Jude Law


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners