The thing I kept saying was, “We’ll be shooting this summer.”  And then a minute or two ago I looked around and realized it WAS summer. Isn’t time sneaky?

So it turns out we won’t be shooting this summer.  Spring 2012 is the new estimate.

In the meantime, casting is continuing apace and Edmond is (apparently) still the trickiest character to cast. (Does anyone remember the panic before the first Harry Potter film? And Daniel Radcliffe’s 11th hour appearance in the role, despite his parents’ initial unwillingness to let him audition?)

That’s all I know right now. Except that I’m managing to pass the time quite nicely catching up on How I Live Now director Kevin MacDonald’s recent films, including the just-released (and riveting) Life In A Day, which he created out of nearly five thousand hours of video footage from around the world — all shot on July 24, 2010.

And I am, of course, still very excited. In the words of the immortal Samuel Beckett (who wrote the book on waiting, after all):

“Better hope deferred than none. Up to a point.”



50 thoughts on “How I Live Now film news

  1. Naomi 7 years ago

    I think an unknown would be perfect for Daisy. Seeing her be a completely obvious person wouldn’t work.

  2. Dan 7 years ago

    Hey! My daughter just auditioned for this in New York about 2 weeks ago. Haven’t heard anything yet. Do you know when they might hear by? Or if Daisy has been cast already?

    I definitely think an unknown would be best–not just being biased. People will see famous people as previous parts. Daisy is unique and needs to have a new look

  3. Shanta 7 years ago

    SO excited about this film!!! Have they cast Edward or Daisy yet? This is my favorite book–I really hope it’s good on screen!

  4. Haleigh 7 years ago

    Samuel Beckett. Love him! and your books!!! I plan to read them all. I have only read How I Live Now and it was fabulous. Thats all I can say: fabulous- passionate and lovely story. I would love to know how you thought of your characters on the book! Thanks for writing it! The film will be great! Definitely an unknown for Daisy! and Edward will be soo tricky to cast, but Kevin and his crew will do a great job!

  5. Daisy 6 years ago

    Saoirse Ronan looks like she’s going to pull off an amazing performance with George Mackay.

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