The film "The Big Year" is currently in production and scheduled for release next year. The film is based on NU alum Mark Obmascik's well-received book The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession. The film is being produced by Deuce Three Productions, Red Hour Films and DreamWorks SKG. Ben Stiller is producer.
Several very interesting interviews with Mark about The Big Year are available online. They include:
An interview on the PBS Newshour.
Mark on "To The Best of Our Knowledge" from Wisconsin Public Radio.
Mark won a Pulitzer in 2000 for his reporting on the Columbine tragedy for the Denver Post. A copy of his award-winning article can be found here.