Posts tagged with movie-adaptations

Mar 17 2016

Bigger, better, bloodier


And speaking of movie adaptations, the latest trailer is out for the upcoming remake of Ben-Hur, which looks, frankly, cheesy as hell. I'm not sure how interested the filmmakers are in the Christ parallels featured in the original novel...

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Mar 16 2016

To be expected, really.


The trailer is out for Tim Burton's upcoming film adaptation of Ransom Riggs's 2011 children's book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The movie is due out in September, and stars Eva Green (as the titular Miss Peregrine) and Hugo's Asa Butterfield...

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Mar 8 2016



Variety informs me that Andie MacDowell will star in an ABC drama called Model Woman, inspired by Robert Lacey’s 2015 biography of Ford Modeling Agency co-founder Eileen Ford. The show will focus on the "notorious modeling wars of the 1970s"...

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Mar 8 2016

Unnecessary, but to be expected


According to Deadline, Disney is planning a live-action movie adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The film will be directed by Lasse Hallstrom, and called The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. This feels like a missed opportunity to me: see, I grew up with...

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Mar 3 2016

The Terror on TV


According to Deadline, AMC has ordered an "anthology drama series" based on Dan Simmons's bestselling 2007 novel The Terror. They're aiming for a 10-episode run and a 2017 premiere. Here's hoping AMC has a LOT of money saved up: The Terror is historical fiction, a man-versus-nature story, and a horror novel...

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Mar 2 2016

Am excited about this, but...


So, I've been keeping an eye out for the trailer for Whit Stillman's movie Love & Friendship, an adaptation of Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan. Sadly, all I can find is this cast interview, despite the fact that the (presumably complete) film was screened at Sundance back in January. Why so...

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Mar 1 2016

In a nod to Blackadder, this is King's magnificent octopus.


Entertainment Weekly informs me that production has finally gotten rolling on a movie adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. According to the article, Idris Elba has been confirmed as the gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey will play the man in black. The film will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel...

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Feb 25 2016

No, thanks.


Koala's Playground recently posted a collection of promo images and the trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation of the manga Terra Formars, which looks totally cheeseball. Judging solely by the mega-serious cover art, I'm assuming this story isn't meant to be goofy...

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Feb 24 2016

Probable hot mess


Okay, I'm 20% intrigued about/80% dreading this upcoming film adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. I really like the director (Selma's Ava DuVernay), but A Wrinkle in Time just isn't that movie friendly. Unlike, say, J.K. Rowling or C.S. Lewis, L'Engle's sense of fantasy was never particularly visual...

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Feb 18 2016

Eh. Maybe.


According to Deadline, there's a 20-episode miniseries adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's 2015 novel Purity in the works. The series is set to star Daniel Craig, will be written and directed by Todd Field, and is currently being shopped around to cable networks and streaming services...

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Feb 17 2016

Source material


If you watched the recent BBC adaptation of Tolstoy's War and Peace, you might be interested in this recent Daily Mail article about some of the series' visuals...

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Jan 26 2016

Little House on the Prairie: the movie


THR recently posted an update on the upcoming Little House on the Prairie movie reboot: apparently, the project has moved from Sony to Paramount and they've hired Martha Marcy May Marlene filmmaker Sean Durkin to direct...

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Jan 12 2016

This seems... risky.


Canada's CBC just announced that Emmy-winning producer and writer Moira Walley-Beckett (best known for Breaking Bad) is working on a new TV adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic children's novel Anne of Green Gables...

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Jan 12 2016



According to io9, BBC America has announced an upcoming TV adaptation of Douglas Adams's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Of course, BBC Four tried and failed to...

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Dec 17 2015

At least it will be better than Crimson Peak.


I'm not sure if I'll see this movie adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel High Rise (although I do like the "creepy sales pitch" vibe of the trailer), but it did leave me with a more pressing question...

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Dec 15 2015

Spinning off


The "announcement trailer" is out for the hotly-anticipated (by Warner Bros, at least, who are clearly hoping that Harry Potter mania has not lost one ounce of its earlier fervor) movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I have to give the studio props...

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Dec 10 2015

But why?


And in other perplexing movie announcements, why does the upcoming Tarzan movie even exist? The teaser trailer looks pretty cheeseball, the promo pictures are ridiculous, and...

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Dec 10 2015

CGI hands creep me out


The teaser trailer has been released for Disney's upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG. This has never been one of my favorite books, so...

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Dec 8 2015

Maybe a nice vacation?


So, I finally got around to watching the trailer for Captain America: Civil War. (It was posted last month, but my interest in Marvel's increasingly bloated universe is waning.) It looks...

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Nov 17 2015

Heads up, E.L. James


Deadline informs me that Lionsgate is developing a new, one-hour series with Twilight novelist Stephenie Meyer titled The Rook, based on the 2012 novel by Daniel O’Malley...

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Nov 12 2015



There's another manhwa-to-TV adaptation in the works: an adaptation of Park Hee-jung's webtoon Cat and Dog. According to Dramabeans, it's a contract marriage-based romantic drama...

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Nov 3 2015



And in other film adaptation news, apparently Disney is making a sequel to their inexplicably successful Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland. They haven't released a full trailer for Alice Through the Looking Glass, but...

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Oct 20 2015

Lookin' forward to it.


According to THR, actresses Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman (who worked together on the TV drama Parenthood) are teaming up to adapt The Royal We, the book by Go Fug Yourself co-creators Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks, for CBS Films...

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Oct 8 2015



I've finally had a chance to check out the various promotional videos for Netflix's upcoming Jessica Jones adaptation (they're helpfully compiled here), and I am 100% in love...

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Oct 2 2015

Not interested, regardless.


The first images are out for the upcoming Bridget Jones's Baby movie, which will not be based on the third Bridget Jones book, according to LaineyGossip. I'm assuming it could still fit within the novels' cannon...

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Sep 22 2015

Maybe a nice teen comedy?


According to io9, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is going to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth, which we reviewed (not super enthusiastically) in 2009...

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Sep 15 2015



And again: there are some really good books out there that would make fine movies, Disney! You don't need to keep mining your own old projects! And no one needs another "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" song stuck in their heads...

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Sep 15 2015

Why bother?


The first trailer was released for Disney's upcoming live-action remake of The Jungle Book. It looks very... CGI. I can't believe there's really that much of a demand for this movie. I mean, if Disney is so hard up...

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Sep 10 2015

Sad facts


SplitSider writer Priyanka Mattoo recently wrote a helpful explanatory article called "How Does a Book Get Optioned and Become a Movie?" If, like me, you don't really care about the how-to stuff for writers looking to sell their book(s) to Hollywood, skip to the paragraph that..

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Sep 9 2015

Sex, aliens, and videotape


And speaking of fantasy novels, io9 recently put together a great interview about the challenges (which range from "exciting" to, uh, "just plain challenging") facing the people attempting to adapt Octavia Butler’s novel Dawn into a TV show...

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