Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Feb 1 2017

This is a million times more disturbing as a live-action.

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And in non-political, non-depressing news, the final trailer for the upcoming live-action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is out. I am...

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Jan 26 2017

They're already written? They come with built-in fanbases?

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There's a new article at the Verge called "Why Hollywood is turning to books for its biggest productions". While the author makes a couple of decent points in the second half of the article, he confuses me early on with the suggestion that faithful, ambitious TV/movie adaptations of books only began...

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Jan 18 2017

To each their own

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According to The AV Club, Warner Bros. is eyeing Hajime Isayama‘s manga Attack On Titan for an American live-action adaptation. The series has already become an anime, several video games, and a Japanese live-action film, but...

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Jan 12 2017

Ch-ch-changes

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International Business Times recently posted an article about the differences between Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale and Hulu's upcoming TV adaptation of the story. The article features some spoilers (obviously), but I'm glad I read it. I'm wrestling with the TV producers' decision to...

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Dec 28 2016

Big budget

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According to LaineyGossip, Julia Roberts has signed on to a TV adaptation of Maria Semple’s recent novel Today Will Be Different. Between this, that Reese Witherspoon show, and...

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Dec 1 2016

Apropos, but...

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Well, Entertainment Weekly has the first images from the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, and they look creepy as hell. That is, of course, an accurate...

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Nov 17 2016

Crafty (maybe)

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And the first full trailer is out for the Ghost in the Shell movie! I have Notes. First, the accusations of cultural appropriation in this sucker appear to be richly deserved. Second, why on Earth did they choose Rupert Sanders as the director? Or was...

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Nov 16 2016

Sure? I guess?

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And speaking of unnecessary remakes, the first full trailer is out for Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. This movie strikes me as superfluous on several fronts, but the two...

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Nov 15 2016

Don't get your hopes up

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A trailer is out for the latest adaptation of the inexplicably popular Itazura Na Kiss. (This time it's a Japanese movie, although I think there's another Taiwanese drama in the works, too.) I suspect this particular article makes the story sound more interesting than it really is...

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Nov 10 2016

Sci-fi conspiracy theory

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I keep seeing the teaser trailer for the upcoming movie Valerian and the Thousand Planets, which I'm told is based on a long-running French comic. I have waded through the title's Wikipedia entry, and I am now both excited about the...

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Nov 3 2016

I have mid-level hopes

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The official full-length trailer for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie is out, and it looks amazing. Sadly, that's probably a lie (while Patty Jenkins is directing the film, the dread Zach Snyder wrote it...

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Oct 27 2016

I like the cover, at least.

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According to io9, Lord of the Rings writers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens are co-writing and producing a movie adaptation of Philip Reeve’s YA steampunk saga Mortal Engines. (Unlike LoTR, Jackson will not direct this film.) I thought...

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Oct 26 2016

Maybe?

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According to THR, Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as Zelda Fitzgerald in an upcoming biopic based on Nancy Milford’s best-selling biography Zelda. I have my doubts about this project: Lawrence is an excellent actress, she'll look great in period fashions, and...

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Oct 20 2016

Sure, whatever.

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The teaser trailer is out for the upcoming miniseries adaptation of Liane Moriarty's 2014 bestselling novel Big Little Lies, which will air on HBO in 2017. The trailer doesn't tell us much, apart from...

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Oct 18 2016

Keeping an open mind

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According to E! Online, J.K. Rowling has confirmed that there will be five(!!!) Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movies. This seems unnecessarily stretched out, but, hey...

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Sep 29 2016

Shocker!

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THR just posted their annual list of "Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors". The list is determined by book sales, number of adaptations, projects in development, additional credits, and "cultural influence", and features a combination of first-time honorees and...

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Sep 22 2016

Not sold

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The first teaser trailers are out for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Masamune Shirow's classic manga Ghost in the Shell. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the film producers' decision to cast Scarlett Johansson in the main role...

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Aug 25 2016

Clash of the Titans

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Heh: Lainey Gossip informs me that Sean Penn and Mel Gibson are going to star in a movie adaptation of The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester’s book about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary...

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Aug 16 2016

Sign me up

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The full trailer for Arrival, the upcoming movie adaptation of Ted Chiang’s 1998 short story “Story Of Your Life” is out, and it looks awesome. People frequently talk about Amy Adams's long history as an Oscars also-ran...

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Aug 11 2016

How?

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According to Deadline, Sony-based TriStar Pictures is attempting to continue the current run of Chronicles of Narnia movie adaptations. This seems like a risky proposition—Disney passed on the rest of the series after 2005’s The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and 2008’s Prince Caspian, and Fox 2000 dropped it...

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Aug 9 2016

Useful for someone, I guess.

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Last week, Vulture helpfully compiled a list of Book-to-Film Adaptations Still to Come in 2016. There is nothing on this list I would willingly shell out $10.50 for, but fans of inspiring (read: tear-jerking) nonfiction...

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Aug 4 2016

Don't count this one out

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Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley has signed on to star in an upcoming movie adaptation of Patrick Hess's YA series Chaos Rising, according to Variety. There's been a lot of talk about the abrupt downturn in YA film attendance, but...

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Jul 28 2016

Mysterious~

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I finally saw a trailer for Nerve, the upcoming movie adaptation of Jeanne Ryan's 2012 young-adult thriller of the same name. It looks pretty silly, honestly, but in a fun, colorful, glittery way. Plus, it's summer, and let's be honest...

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Jul 26 2016

Ouch

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Wow, this Killing Joke animated film sounds like it was really poorly thought out. (And not just because I suspect a lot of parents are going to mistakenly think: "Hey, a Batman movie I can finally take my kids to!") I'm not...

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Jul 21 2016

Sad!

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So, this is pathetic: according to THR, the fourth and final Divergent film will be aired as a TV movie, despite the fact that this will almost certainly require extensive re-casting. Lionsgate Films declined to comment on the situation, but this wouldn't be the first lackluster YA film series to be downgraded to...

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Jul 19 2016

Missed opportunity

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io9 recently introduced me to this brief look at the concept footage for a movie adaptation of H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds, featuring the work of legendary filmmaker and stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen...

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Jul 6 2016

Creepy

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Vulture has the trailer up for Imperium, the upcoming film featuring Daniel Radcliffe playing a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group. Imperium is inspired by the real-life experience of Michael German, a former undercover FBI agent who...

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Jun 22 2016

Confused

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The first trailer is out for the movie adaptation of M.R. Carey's zombie novel The Girl With All the Gifts. The movie has a recognizable cast (including Glenn Close and Gemma Arterton), and it looks very artistically gloomy, but...

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Jun 16 2016

Wicked the movie, for serious

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According to The New York Times, a movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked (based on the Gregory Maguire novel of the same name) has been scheduled for a December, 2019 release by Universal Pictures. Rumors of this project have floated around for years, but...

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Jun 14 2016

No loss

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Awwwww: according to THR, Nicholas Sparks Productions, the film and TV production company founded by the author of the same name, is shutting down. The company launched in 2012, and went on to produce two adaptations of Sparks's cloying melodramas (2013's Safe Haven and 2016's The Choice)...

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