Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Feb 26 2009

Sticking with what works

Variety is reporting that Juno's Diablo Cody will be producing an adaptation of S.G. Browne's upcoming novel Breathers: A Zombie's Lament. That's a fun cover, and I respect Cody's commitment to th...

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Feb 25 2009

A little look-see

I didn't watch the Oscars, but apparently they featured a bunch of clips of upcoming movies during the ending credits, including some first-glimpse looks at several Wordcandy-friendly movies:

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Feb 23 2009

Spoiled

MTV's Spoilers has some never-before-seen material and news up from both Watchmen and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, for those of us who don't believe in delayed gratification.

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Feb 20 2009

Life of Pi, the movie

According to Variety, Ang Lee is in talks to direct Life of Pi, an adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by Yann Martel. The book, which I have not read, is described as the story of "a...

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Feb 19 2009

Downward Spiral, Part II

NPR's All Things Considered mentioned the Austen + Predator story, too. I particularly enjoyed their audio editing job, which combined samples from the 1995 TV version of Pride and Prejudice with...

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Feb 18 2009

Larry Doyle book to hit the big screen

The trailer's up for the movie adaptation of I Love You, Beth Cooper, and it looks, well, totally painful:I couldn't really get past the opening scene, where the main character (a high school seni...

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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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