Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Oct 2 2008


Cinematical has posted a pair of early photos from Tim Burton's upcoming Alice in Wonderland adaptation:I realize it's a little costume-y (hello, Sergeant Pepper!), and I would totally get it dirt...

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Sep 26 2008
Sep 25 2008

Dupond et Dupont!

Rumors are afloat that Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost will join the cast of Steven Spielberg's adaptations of Hergé's The Adventures of TinTin, thereby increasing the project's cool...

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Sep 25 2008


In news that should surprise exactly no one, Johnny Depp has agreed to play the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's upcoming film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Brilliant? Or has the B...

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Sep 9 2008

The Confessions of a Shopaholic trailer is up...

...and, despite Isla Fisher's considerable charm, it looks almost as painfully stupid as the books it was based on:

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Aug 27 2008

French Women Don't Get Fat: the movie

Yes, dear readers, Hollywood would like to make a movie (a romantic comedy, no less!) out of Mireille Guiliano's diet-advice hit French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret to Eating for Pleasure.My mi...

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Aug 26 2008

That long-awaited Hobbit adaptation starts looking up!

According to Variety, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens (the people who brought us the recent film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy) have officially signed...

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Aug 22 2008

Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging: the movie

I had no idea they were making a movie of this (and I see they've done a lovely job of translating Louise Rennison's excruciating sense of humor to the big screen), so this trailer came as an exci...

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Aug 21 2008

Lost In Austen

Remember my earlier post about fanfic authors gone mad? Well, that's how I feel about ITV's upcoming film Lost in Austen:Yeah, the heroine looks cute, and if it was a book I wasn't so close to, I...

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Aug 20 2008

But... but... WHY?!?

GYAH! According to Meg Cabot's (usually totally awesome, but in this case quite depressing) blog, Kristen Bell, star of my beloved Veronica Mars, has agreed to play Lizzie Nichols, the main chara...

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Aug 15 2008

No HP for 2008

Alan Horn, the President and COO of Warner Bros. Pictures, announced yesterday that the company has pushed back the release date of the film adaptaion of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to...

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Aug 14 2008

Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series to be made into a movie

I've never been able to finish one of these books, so someone else will have to be the judge--will this project be another Lord of the Rings, or another Eragon?

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Aug 7 2008

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist: the movie

Okay, I'll probably see this:I'm not a huge fan of David Leviathan's books--they're well-written, but his plot conclusions are weak--and Michael Cera always seems to be just playing himself. (Luc...

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Jul 28 2008

Red Sonja news, part II

They've released the poster for that upcoming Red Sonja adaptation I was talking about, and it looks about as classy as you'd expect:...uh, yeah. I guess that settles the "Is it going to be a hig...

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Jul 24 2008

Watchmen trailer online

The movie adaptation of Alan Moore's Hugo Award-winning graphic novel Watchmen is out:Like most of Moore's stuff, I've always thought Watchmen was way too self-consciously weighty, so I'm glad to ...

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Jul 23 2008

Coming soon to a theater near you...

There appear to be two more YA fantasy novel film adaptations coming down the pike: producer Nina Jacobson is making a movie version of the popular Children of the Lamp series by P.B. Kerr, and Wa...

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Jul 16 2008

Wicked: the book/musical/movie

The internet is abuzz with news of an upcoming big-screen adaptation of Gregory Maguire's Wizard of Oz retelling Wicked. There seems to be some question as to whether the film will be based on th...

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Jul 14 2008


I was convinced this had to be an April Fools' Day joke, but apparently I was wrong.

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Jul 11 2008

Weird bunch

In honor of the theatrical release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, I gathered up several of the odd commercials that have been showing this month on TV to promote the movie. I'm torn on which one ...

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Jul 10 2008

Bodice-ripper, anyone?

I know it's late in the day, but this was just too good to hold onto until tomorrow:Hee hee hee.Seriously? A dude in an open shirt, clutching a nightgown-clad (and kinda bored-looking) woman to h...

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Jul 8 2008


The trailer for the film adaptation of José Saramago's novel Blindness is out:I won't be the first person to say this, but this looks like a total remake of John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids....

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Jul 3 2008

No trailer yet, but...

Cinematical has an article up featuring links to several pictures from the upcoming film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and I'd just like to say that I totally covet Luna's ...

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Jun 25 2008

The licensing opportunities alone boggle the mind.

Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Studios have acquired the film rights to The 39 Clues, a mystery series/online game that Scholastic Books is debuting in September.The 39 Clues is a planned 10-book s...

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Jun 24 2008

Which to choose?

After what feels like months of nothing watchable coming out in video stores, there are two very different Wordcandy-approved film adaptations out on DVD today: The Spiderwick Chronicles and Perse...

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Jun 13 2008

And in other movie news...

Spike Jonze is really, truly, absolutely making a movie of Where the Wild Things Are. No, I can’t imagine it either, but MTV has pictures, so it must be true. The CW is NOT doing a Gossip Girl s...

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Jun 13 2008

Brendan Fraser: still out there.

Somehow I missed the fact that Brendan Fraser is going to be starring in the adaption of Jules Verne's novel Journey to the Center of the Earth. I really thought we'd seen the end of his career af...

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Jun 10 2008

Twilight fans take heed!

The Twilight preview is out, and Edward's hair is magnificent:Aw, man... this looks so bad, and I know I'm going to see it. (I always do--I went to see Blood and Chocolate on opening night, and i...

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Jun 5 2008

Runaways: the movie

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel's Runaways series will be getting its very own film adaptation sometime in the (probably very distant) future. Series creator Brian K. Vaughn is writin...

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Jun 2 2008

Studio Ghibli takes on The Little Mermaid

We're seeing early images from Hayao Miyazaki's upcoming film Ponyo on the Cliff:Ponyo is a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairytale The Little Mermaid. The plot centers on a gold...

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May 28 2008


Check it out:Wow! I've never read Jeanne DuPrau's The City of Ember*, but Bill Murray? Tim Robbins? Martin Landau? Those are some big names for a kid movie--not that ths particular preview seems a...

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