Get ready for some major flippin’ excitement. Lionsgate has officially acquired the rights to the Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson graphic novel, Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip, and plans to adapt the popular story into a feature film. Details on the film adaptation are currently scarce, but Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip tells the story of how two social media personalities became fast friends and ultimately bonded over their shared love of food and fashion. The graphic novel was jointly written and illustrated by Stewart and Pattinson and originally published in 2015 by Flatiron Books.
Here’s the lowdown on this culinary love story—and what you need to know about the upcoming feature film adaptation.
The Graphic Novel Becomes a Movie
This past summer, Lionsgate officially picked up the rights to Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip, which is considered to be a major acquisition for the company. The acquisition was made possible by Flatiron Books CEO Bob Miller, who previously worked at Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. Miller saw something special in the Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson collaboration and worked with the studio to make it a reality. In addition to the adaptation rights, Lionsgate also secured U.S. distribution rights for the film. The acquisition of these rights marks the first major milestone for the company.
What is most exciting about this development is that it marks the first time that a graphic novel will be adapted into a feature film.
This is a tremendous milestone for the adaptation of graphic novels, and it shows that the medium is gradually gaining acceptance in mainstream Hollywood. Prior to this year, few major motion picture studios had even considered adapting a graphic novel into a movie. This is largely because of the stigma that still surrounds graphic novels in some parts of the world. However, that is beginning to change, as evidenced by the development of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which stars Henry Cavill, who is a native of Ireland and therefore not allowed to appear on-screen with his shirt off.
The Inspiration For The Novel
If you are unfamiliar, Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip is a graphic novel adaptation about the friendship that develops between fashion journalists Stewart and Pattinson. Stewart is the fashion director of British Vogue, and Pattinson is the chief creative officer of British Vogue’s website. To put it simply, these two incredibly influential figures in fashion became fast friends after connecting on social media. They both shared a love of food and fashion, and their original friendship even inspired the creation of the graphic novel.
The friendship between these two individuals is what made the adaptation of their shared love story possible. They decided to do something different and combine their unique perspectives as a journalist and designer to tackle serious topics in an entertaining way. Their inspiration for the story came from all of the major news events that occurred in the media in 2014. They wanted to create a fun story about friendship and how it can overcome any obstacle.
The result is a delicious, fun read that will make you an instant fan of both Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Whether you agree with their views or not, you’ll have to read the book to find out.
The Book Is An Easy Engagement
If you’re looking to date a literary genius, then Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip is the book for you. The novel is a standalone work and does not require any previous knowledge of the characters or setting. As a result, it’s an easy entry point for anyone looking for a light, entertaining read.
The graphic novel is set in New York City and follows the adventures of a food blogger named Violet. Through a series of serendipitous encounters, she meets a number of famous people, including a vampire named Spike and a celebrity chef named Christian, who cooks her amazing dishes. Naturally, this leads her to write an in-depth recipe book about the restaurant he operates in conjunction with renowned fashion designer Christian Dior. This provides her with ample opportunity to showcase Dior’s stunning fashion creations as well as his unique take on classic German cuisine.
What’s great about the book is that it manages to cover a lot of ground in a relatively short space. There are a lot of characters and a lot of story lines, so it will keep you reading far into the night. Fans of both Stewart and Pattinson will most definitely want to read this one.
How Does The Book Compare To The Original?
If you’re comparing the graphic novel to the original, then you need to keep in mind that this is a completely different story. Even though the novel is inspired by the original friendship, it is not an exact adaptation. This is mainly because Stewart and Pattinson wanted to tell a different story with broader implications.
The original Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip was a food and lifestyle magazine in which the two would profile famous chefs and restaurants. The book essentially recreated these articles, but focused on the friendship that developed between the two. It also touched on the subjects of fame and being an influencer, which are both hugely relevant today.
However, Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip was not meant to be an exact adaptation. It was instead inspired by the friendship that developed between the original creators and told with a more comedic touch. The book does feature some references to events that took place in the original, such as a trip to Rome that serves as a metaphor for their budding romance. The fact that this reference was included shows how closely the creators were watching the developments in their own story.
This was also evident in the way the two handled the subject matter. For instance, the book prominently features a scene in which Christian throws a fit because he wasn’t consulted about a fashion detail in the story. This is a reference to a situation that occurred in the original, but it’s treated as a laughable incident here.
What’s great about this adaptation is that it doesn’t just capture the essence of the original story, it enhances it. This is mainly because Stewart and Pattinson chose to focus on a range of topics including celebrity, fashion, and food. These are all areas in which the original was limited. Naturally, this led to some interesting juxtapositions as Christian’s Italian food is pitted against Stewart’s Vogue magazine fashion spreads. It is also worth noting that the graphic novel contains more detailed descriptions of the food, which is not always the case with adaptations.
What Will The Adaptation Look Like?
Since this is a standalone work, the creators of the adaptation have a lot of room to tell the story their way. They can choose to ignore certain details of the original story and craft a brand new narrative around them. Fortunately, they did not have to do this, as the publishers of the original Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip released a preview of the graphic novel, and it does indeed feel like a completely fresh take on the original friendship.
The adaptation will be a mixture of live-action and animated sequences, which will allow the creators to highlight key moments from the original story through various visual styles. For example, one scene features Christian cooking, and this is illustrated through a combination of still photography and a painted backdrop. What’s great is that this gives it a handmade, artisanal feel, which is far removed from the sterile look often associated with high-end restaurants.
What will surprise fans of the original is the way the adaptation handles the themes of fame and fortune. In the original, fame mainly plays a character in the form of Anna Fucking Brielle, Christian’s vain, arrogant ex-girlfriend. It is heavily implied that she steals his talent and uses him to further her own career. In the graphic novel, this character is given her own spinoff series, in which she is known as Violet’s nemesis, Anna Fitzherbert. This is somewhat of a tongue-in-cheek reference to the original and shows how much Stewart and Pattinson have grown as creators since their initial work together.
What will make Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Flip even more interesting is that it was one of the first graphic novels to ever be adapted for the big screen. This is a major achievement, and it will hopefully encourage more filmmakers to dive into this exciting medium.