Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Feb 17 2009

Dan Simmons news

The Denver Decider* has posted a great interview with Wordcandy favorite Dan Simmons. In addition to being chatty and charming and generally awesome, Mr. Simmons mentions in passing that director ...

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Feb 5 2009

Two upcoming King Lear movies?

Ugh. Just what the world needs.According to Cinematical, the first adaptation will star Anthony Hopkins, Keira Knightley, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Naomi Watts, and the second one is a "brilliant adap...

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Feb 3 2009

Dan Simmons movie moves forward

According to the SCI FI Wire, Warner Brothers has picked Scott Derrickson (director of the recent The Day the Earth Stood Still remake) to direct the film adaptation of Dan Simmons's Hyperion seri...

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Jan 30 2009

Bonnets are REVIVED!

Remember that post about the death of costumed dramas on the BBC? Well, apparently the BBC didn't mean it, because it has been CONFIRMED that they will be producing a FOUR-HOUR-LONG adaptation of ...

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Jan 30 2009

Movie news from around the 'net

Amanda Seyfried is going to star in an upcoming adaptation of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance...Jamie Bell will play the lead in Tintin and Daniel Craig will play Red Rackham......and they ...

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Jan 27 2009

Bonnets: RIP

According to an article in The Guardian, the BBC is sidelining its production of lavish costume dramas in favor of "a grittier look at the period and a new focus on other historical eras". (They t...

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Jan 26 2009

The Un-Outlander

Okay, so they probably will make a movie adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's novel Outlander, but that Outlander is definitely not the same as this Outlander:Just wanted you to know.

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Jan 26 2009

Wordcandy at Sundance

I'm hearing good things about An Education, one of the movies that premiered at Sundance. It's a coming-of-age story set in the 1960s, and it has quite the literary cred: it was based on a memoir...

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Jan 23 2009

Wait—there was a Hana Yori Dango movie?

And it came out seven months ago?!Dude, I am so out of touch.

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Jan 8 2009

The Mightiest Motion Picture of Them All!

Uh... it was? Really?Apparently:Well, Disney seems confident enough in the appeal of Jules Verne's classic characters to fast-track the development of a new movie, despite these uncertain economic...

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Jan 6 2009

Sounds like 30 Days of Night: II

Myriad Pictures and comic book publisher Studio 407 are joining forces to produce a feature film version of the indie comic book miniseries The Night Projectionist. The story takes place on Hallow...

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Dec 29 2008

Movies not getting made (part II)

Twentieth Century Fox, which has long argued that it holds a copyright interest in the upcoming Watchmen movie adaptation, has won an important victory: a federal judge in Los Angeles has issued a...

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Dec 29 2008

Movies not getting made (part I)

Disney confirmed last week that they have declined to co-produce and co-finance The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader... and not, apparently, because the first two movies they'd...

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Dec 19 2008

Baz Luhrmann to direct a film version of The Great Gatsby?

Say it ain't so, Cinematical. I love me some Luhrmann (well, I love Strictly Ballroom and Romeo and Juliet, and I'm on slightly-warmer-than-nodding terms with Moulin Rouge!, but I haven't seen Aus...

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Dec 15 2008

X-Men Origins: Wolverine trailer is up and running.

Seriously, casting Hugh Jackman in this role? Best. Decision. Ever.Because I'm pretty sure nobody else would have a snowball's chance in hell of selling it.

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Dec 15 2008

Take a gander at Where the Wild Things Are

Cinematical has posted a gallery of early images from the upcoming film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, and I gotta say: this movie looks gorgeous. I was worried about how Maurice Sendak'...

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Dec 10 2008

Random (but exciting!) movie news

Dude, they're making a movie out of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, one of my favorite kids' books! (Does anybody else remember that episode of Reading Rainbow?) Cinematical is currently giving...

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Dec 4 2008

What happened, Gurinder Chadha?

So, Gurinder Chadha's (Bend It Like Beckham) adaptation of Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging is apparently coming out on video NEXT WEEK in the U.K. What happened? Did it come out...

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Dec 3 2008

Pick your poison: Watchmen or The Spirit?

Which glossy, violent, mildly pretentious-looking comic book adaptation tickles your fancy? This one? Or this?Neither? Both? I'm voting for Watchmen. I have yet to actually enjoy an Alan Moore ...

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Nov 26 2008

Lazy college-prep high schoolers, set your TIVOs.

PBS has posted their 2009 Masterpiece Classic Season schedule, featuring adaptations of novels by Thomas Hardy (ugh), Jane Austen, Emily Bronte (double ugh), and Charles Dickens (sometimes ugh). ...

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Nov 20 2008

The full-length Coraline trailer is up...

...and frankly, it's something of a disappointment:It's not that it looks bad, exactly (although I still want to know why they went with American actors). But I think the original illustrator, lon...

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Nov 18 2008

We've got movie news coming out of our ears.

Media blog Buzzsugar has posted a ton of literary film-adaptation news in the past few days:*Children's book illustrator Gris Grimly will be directing a movie adaptation of Pinocchio, based on a b...

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Nov 17 2008

New Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer up...

...and while my favorite HP trailer of all time remains the one for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (with the school choir clutching toads and singing "Something Wicked This Way Comes"), ...

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Nov 13 2008

The Angels and Demons trailer is up...

Do we have any fans of overwrought fake religious revelations in the house? 'Cause the teaser trailer for the new Dan Brown movie is up:

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Nov 11 2008

Conan remake to compete with Red Sonja?

Remember our earlier posts about the prospect of a Red Sonja remake? Well, it turns out the consistently-awful director Brett Ratner is thinking of updating another cheeseball-adventure-series-tu...

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Nov 3 2008

Lois Duncan tries, once again, to make a decent movie.

Despite some very, very bad film adaptations of her books in the past (including 1997's I Know What You Did Last Summer), author Lois Duncan has sold the movie rights to yet another story, the 197...

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Oct 30 2008

Another casting match made in Heaven!

According to MTV, eccentric character actor Crispin Glover has joined the cast of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, playing the Knave of Hearts. Seriously, is every quirky actor in the English-sp...

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Oct 29 2008

Another famous fantasy series I've never heard of is getting the LoTR treatment.

According to the Powell's Books blog, Deryni Rising, the first book in a "classic sci-fi series" written by Katherine Kurtz, is on its way to the big screen. I'd never heard of this author or this...

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Oct 27 2008

New Harry Potter trailer's out...

...and while the first few scenes come across as a little, uh, Biblical, I really like the final fifteen seconds:

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Oct 14 2008

Um, ew.

Reviews of the current City of Ember movie have been mixed, but I'm less concerned by complaints regarding Bill Murray's smirking and some amateurish acting than I am by the addition [SPOILER!] of...

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