Midnight's Children to Silver Screen

Something to look forward to in 2010: Film production will begin on Salman Rushdie's classic novel, Midnight's Children. Twice selected as the best of all the Booker Prize winning novels, Midnight's Children's screenplay will be written by Rushdie and Deep Mehta, who is also set to direct. Her oeuvre includes Water, Earth, and Fire. Many have long considered the novel, about children with superpowers in post-Independence India, unfilmable, but Mehta said that Rushdie's cooperation should eliminate any concern. They will begin the screenplay in March.