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Another RPG geek celeb: filmmaker Paul Weitz
Posted by WJWalton on Wed 19 of Aug., 2009 08:07 PDT
Speaking of movies - Paul Weitz, producer of The Golden Compass and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, director of American Pie and the upcoming Cirque du Freak movie, just confessed to being a D&D geek in two recent articles on UGO and IGN:

"Reilly, a genre fan who grew up on Lord of the Rings and Dungeons and Dragons, realized how important it was to embrace the source material." - IGN

"You know, I've worked on movies in the past that are based on books and I usually say...we're shooting the script. We're not shooting the book. But I felt like, well, I was a big Tolkein fan as a kid, and I played Dungeons and Dragons, and I know how important the screen adaptations of those were to me when I was a kid..." - UGO



(EDIT: Forgot to mention - according to his IMDB listing, he appears to be involved in an "untitled Elric saga project"!)

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