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Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights to the forthcoming YA novel Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy, which comes out this month.
The thriller is set in 2048 and focuses on a team of teen Air Force pilots. The book has already racked up four stars on Goodreads. You can check out the book trailer here.
Jason Dravi, a co-agent on the movie deal, also sold film rights film rights for The Hunger Games. Barry Josephson, from the TV series Bones, will serve as a producer on the project.
A new trailer has been unveiled for the forthcoming Cymbeline movie. The filmmakers created a modern re-telling of William Shakespeare’s play.
The video embedded above offers glimpses of Dakota Johnson as Imogen, Ethan Hawke as Iachimo, and Ed Harris in the titular role. According to JustJared.com, this film features “a gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang.”
The theatrical release date has been set for March 13th. Click here to download a free digital copy of Shakespeare’s work. (via IndieWire.com)
The screenwriting duo behind The Fault in Our Stars movie, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, will re-unite for the Looking For Alaska film adaptation. In addition to writing the screenplay, they will also serve as executive producers for this project.
The author, John Green, announced the news on his social media accounts. The Facebook post has drawn more than 49,000 “likes.”
Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Green’s debut novel Looking for Alaska hit shelves in 2005 and went on to win the Michael L. Printz Award in 2006. Paramount scooped up the rights in 2005, but the studio waited to move forward on the project until after Fault became a massive success.” (via Entertainment Weekly)
New Line Cinema has picked up the film rights for Gayle Forman’s newest title, I Was Here. Penguin Young Readers Group published the young adult novel earlier this year.
In 2014, the studio released an adaptation based on Forman’s popular book, If I Stay; Forman served an executive producer for that movie. She plans take on that position again for the new film project.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story follows “Cody, an 18-year-old whose best friend Meg takes her own life. Looking for answers, Cody begins a brave and dangerous journey that takes her from her dead-end Washington town to Meg’s college dorm, to the clubs of Seattle, to the deserts of Nevada, and to the darkest parts of her own psyche.”
All across the internet, comic book readers have expressed approval for the future Spider-Man movie coming from Marvel Entertainment. The person behind the Alex Luthor YouTube channel celebrated the news by creating a fan trailer.
The video embedded above features the renowned web-slinger and two of his most infamous villains, Venom and Carnage. The theatrical release date for the actual film adaptation has been scheduled for July 28, 2017.
Who’s afraid of the big bad Frank Underwolf? The Sesame Street gang stars in a parody video inspired by the House of Cards Netflix series and the Three Little Pigs fable. We’ve embedded the hilarious clip above–what do you think?
In less than one week, the third season for House of Cards will be released in its entirety. Below, we’ve embedded the video with the second trailer for the show. Click here to watch the first trailer. (via The Washington Post)
Poor George R.R. Martin has endured constant hounding from his fans to finish writing A Song of Ice & Fire. The eager readers are not the only ones who are playing the waiting game.
The creatives and cast members behind the Game of Thrones HBO series will go into the new season blind because the story of the adaptation has now caught up to the material featured in Martin’s book series. The author has already revealed that some of characters who are not yet dead in the books may make an early exit on the TV show.
In the video embedded above, several of the Game of Thrones actors and actresses sat for interviews to discuss the fates of their characters. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, thinks that the direction of the show “will be the most ambiguous thing ever.” Liam Cunningham, who plays Sir Devos Seaworth, foresees that Game of Thrones will end before the book series. What are your predictions?
Academy Award-winning actor Nicholas Cage has joined the cast for the Snowden film adaption. Cage will play “a former U.S. Intelligence Official.”
Two-time Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will tackle the titular role of whistleblower Edward Snowden (pictured, via). Filmmaker Oliver Stone wrote a screenplay based on two books, Anatoly Kucherena’s Time of the Octopus and Luke Harding’s The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man.
Here’s more from Variety:”Snowden was charged in 2013 by the U.S. Department of Justice with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property and his passport was revoked a week later by the U.S. Department of State. He was granted temporary asylum by Russia last year. Open Road Films will release the film in the U.S. on December 25.” To learn more about Snowden, check out his TED Talk.
Actor Ewan McGregor will direct a feature film adaptation of Philip Roth’s bestselling novel American Pastoral.
This will the McGregor’s first time out behind the camera. McGregor will also star in the film along with Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning.
Deadline.com has the scoop:
The story follows Seymour \"Swede\" Levov (McGregor), a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen (Connolly) and inherits his father’s business. Swede’s seemingly perfect life shatters when his daughter (Fanning) rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
HBO’s Game of Thrones may not go on forever. In addition, the TV series may even kill off characters that don’t die in the books, according to the series’ author George R.R. Martin.
In an interview at The Writers Guild West Awards with showbiz411 Martin revealed the news. Martin said that HBO has picked up the sixth series but we’ll have to wait and see if they will sign more. Here is an excerpt from the interview:
Yeah, it’s the hottest show on TV now, but will it be the hottest show on TV two years from now? Hot shows come and go and television changes, and I’ve lived through that before. I certainly hope that we get to tell the entire story. Because whatever happens with the show I’m going to finish the books, it will be seven books. But each of these books are 1500 pages long and they each have enough material in them for several seasons. I have two more books, the one I’m writing right now, ‘The Winds Of Winter,’ and after that the last book, ‘The Dream of Spring,’ so those will be the two final books. But we’re talking 3000 pages of material. How many seasons that translates too? That’s up to D.B. And David.\"
HBO has released a new trailer to promote season five of Game of Thrones—what do you think? As of this writing, the video post has received more than 15 million views on Facebook.
The Huffington Post reports that actress Maisie Williams recently participated in a Reddit AMA session and teased that the new season will feature her “most difficult scene to film.” Click here to see pictures from the set.
Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele made an appearance during Super Bowl Sunday. Universal unleashed a new TV spot for the forthcoming film adaptation last night.
The video embedded above features several interesting statistics: over 100 million books sold, more than 250 million views for a past trailer, and countless fantasies provoked. The movie will hit theaters on February 13th.
All throughout this week, the TODAY show will air never-before-scene clips from the movie. Click here to watch the first one that was aired this morning.
Myriad Pictures plans to create a feature film called In the Lost Lands. The story for the script was adapted from three George R.R. Martin short stories.
Constantin Werner, a German filmmaker, serves as both the director and the screenwriter. Milla Jovovich, an actress known for her work in the Resident Evil movies, may tackle the role of a sorceress named Gray Alys.
Deadline reports that this will be the “the first time that the author’s works have been adapted for the big screen outside of HBO’s Game Of Thrones.” The overarching plot weaves together three different storylines that feature a desperate monarch, a female warrior, and a barbarian.
An official trailer has been unveiled for a film adaptation of Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Paul Giamatti as Monsieur Homais, Ezra Miller as Leon Dupuis, and Mia Wasikowska as the titular protagonist.
According to Digital Spy, the story “centres around a young doctor’s wife who finds herself dissatisfied with her life in provincial France.” Click here to download a free eBook edition of Flaubert’s 1857 novel. (via POPSUGAR)
BBC One has unleashed the first trailer for A Casual Vacancy. The video embedded above offers glimpses of the forthcoming drama miniseries.
The premiere episode of this adaptation project, based on J.K. Rowling’s 2012 adult novel, will air in the United Kingdom on February 15th; no United States release date has been announced as-of-yet. Click here to watch an addditional clip. (via POPSUGAR)
Actress Carrie-Anne Moss (pictured, via) has landed a role in the A.K,A, Jessica Jones series.
According to Deadline, Moss’s character is “a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica (Krysten Ritter) – if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.” Other actors who have also signed on for this project include Mike Colter, David Tennant, and Rachael Taylor.
Filmmaker Melissa Rosenberg serves as both the showrunner and executive producer for this 13-episode Marvel show. It will debut on Netflix later this year.
Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay will join forces to create an adaptation of Natalie Baszile’s book, Queen Sugar.
NPR.org reports that Baszile’s debut novel follows “a woman living in Los Angeles who moves to her father’s 800-acre sugar cane farm in Louisiana after his death.” Penguin Random House published it on February 2014.
In the past, Winfrey made an appearance in the film Selma which DuVernay directed. For this new project, both Winfrey and DuVernay will serve as executive producers. Winfrey will also take on a recurring acting role which marks “the first time she’s acted in an OWN series.” DuVernay has been tasked with additional duties as director and writer.
The 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation comes out next week on Valentine’s Day and there is a lot of merchandise coming out to support the craze.
One of the most entertaining items is Vermont Teddy Bear Company’s limited-edition Fifty Shades of Grey Bear. He comes with handcuffs and a blindfold. The 15 inch bear costs $89.99. Check it out:
Inspired by the best-selling book, the adult gift is specially designed for fans obsessed with Grey, biting their lips with anticipation over the movie. He features smoldering gray eyes, a suit and satin tie, mask – even mini handcuffs. Handmade in Vermont, USA using the silkiest fur we can get our paws on; smooth, faux-suede details and 100% recycled stuffing. Guaranteed for life.
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson revealed that the Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation will be getting two sequels.
The final two novels in E.L. James’ erotica trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, will be sourced for these movie projects. The filmmaker and the two stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, made this announcement at a recent fan screening event.
Vanity Fair reports that the “news of the sequels comes before the hotly-anticipated film has even debuted in theaters. However, it makes complete sense as the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is already Fandango’s fastest-selling advance-ticket R-rated movie in the company’s history.” (via MTV.com)
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John with illustrations by Kevin Cornell has picked up a movie deal from Universal.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop:
Barnett and John will adapt the screenplay for the film, which centers on a middle-school kid named Miles Murphy, who is the best prankster his school has ever seen. When he’s forced to move to the sleepy town of Yawnee Valley, he expects to become the best prankster at his new school as well, but he discovers he’s got some stiff competition.
The book is the first in what will be a four-book series. The second book in the series comes out next year from Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS.
Disney has released a second trailer for the live-action Cinderella film adaptation. This movie will hit theaters on March 13, 2015.
The video embedded above offers glimpses of Cinderella meeting Prince Charming, the evil stepmother’s cruel nature, and the grand ball. Click on these links to watch a clip and the first trailer.
Here’s more from ComingSoon.net: “The story of Cinderella follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.”
A new Insurgent trailer has been unveiled on Facebook. The post has drawn more than 49,000 “likes.”
The video embedded above reveals scenes with Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Kate Winslet, and Octavia Spencer. Click on these links to watch the teaser trailer and the first trailer.
All across the internet, comic book fans have expressed approval for the future Spider-Man movie coming from Marvel Entertainment. It’s set to hit theaters on July 28, 2017.
The Verge reports that this new project has caused a shift in the release dates for four Marvel adaptations: Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Inhumans. Check out the full roster below with all the updated release dates for ten forthcoming films.
Avengers: Age of Ultron May 1st, 2015
Ant-Man July 17th, 2015
Captain America: Civil War May 6th, 2016
Doctor Strange November 4th, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 May 5th, 2017
Spider-Man July 28th, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok November 3rd, 2017
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 May 4th, 2018
Black Panther July 6th, 2018
Captain Marvel November 2nd, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2 May 3th, 2019
Inhumans July 12th, 2019
James Franco has landed the lead role of Jake Epping in the 11/22/63 mini-series.
According to Deadline, Franco’s character is \"an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 9/9/1958 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963.” The actor will also serve as a producer.
This nine-hour adaptation, based on Stephen King’s 2011 thriller novel, will air on Hulu. Variety reports that “at the time of the series’ announcement, King commented, ‘If I ever wrote a book that cries out for longform, event-TV programming, ‘11/22/63’ is it.'” King has been named one of the executive producers for this project. (via Entertainment Weekly)
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Alba Garcia, a filmmaker and the director of Fantasiation studio, has launched a crowdfunding venture on Indiegogo. She hopes to raise $42,000 to create a stop-motion animated film based on the title, Dangerously Ever After.
Penguin Young Readers Group released the picture book, written by Dashka Slater and illustrated by Valeria Docampo, back in September 2012. We’ve embedded a video about the campaign above—what do you think?
Here’s more about the project: “We need money to print all the 3-D faces for all the characters of the film, get a camera rig for amazing cinematic movement, a new set of lights to illuminate the HUGE garden and castle set, plus pay our 19 phenomenal artists from all over the world. If we surpass the goal we will use the money to hire more animators, and post-production artists and to apply to even more festivals.”