Shel Silverstein Biopic Being Developed by McG

Terminator: Salvation director McG is producing a feature film biopic based on the life of children's book author, cartoonist, and poet Shel Silverstein. The movie will be an adaptation of the book, A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein, which was written by Lisa Rogak.

According to the report, the book "explores the personal and professional struggles that made Silverstein, who died in 1999, a unique voice." For those of you not familiar with what he's done, some of the books he wrote include The Giving Tree, and poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. He also wrote songs such as Johnny Cash’s A Boy Named Sue as well as Dr. Hook’s The Cover of Rolling Stone.

I grew up reading Silverstein's stuff, I absolutely loved his stories and poems. They made me laugh and also provided great entertainment. I don't know much about what his personal life was like, but I'll gladly watch it play out in the form of a movie. 

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