Neil Gaiman says the following about the forthcoming Stardust movie. It makes me a little tingly. I don't recall being very impressed with the book, however.
It looks like all the money is up on the screen. Best of all, it felt like its own thing. I've been trying to think of what to compare it to, but it's leaving me a bit blank -- it exists half-way between The Princess Bride and Pirates of the Caribbean, and there's nothing I've seen quite like it out there in the world before.