Category: Movies


The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)

Netflix has announced that it will be producing a series based on Lemony Snicket’s very popular “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”  This new series is not expected to star Jim Carrey like the 2004 film did. 

No expected release date has been set.

When Vampires Won’t Stay Dead

 twilight

According to the New York Times, Lions Gate and Stephenie Meyer will be doing a new Twilight film project.  They will work with five aspiring female movie directors to create five short films based on Twilight characters.  The films will be shown exclusively on Facebook. 

As a complete anti-fan of the entire Twilight experience from the books to the films, I sigh heavily at this.  But I know that certain Twilight fans, one of whom I’m married to, will be thrilled at the news.  Which way do you feel?

Thanks to EarlyWord for the link.

Counting By 7s – The Movie

Counting by 7s

Entertainment Weekly has the news that a star has been found for the film based on Holly Goldberg Sloan’s novel Counting By 7s

Quvenzhané Wallis, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, will be playing the lead.

Thanks to EarlyWord for the link.

Floors – The Movie

Floors

According to Deadline, Patrick Carman has sold the film rights to his book Floors to Walt Disney Pictures.  Jason Filardi will write the script while Carman will serve as an executive producer. 

Mockingjay Trailer

Here is the first full trailer for Mockingjay:

Neil Gaiman’s New Movie Deal

Hansel and Gretel (A Toon Graphic)

Variety has the news that Neil Gaiman’s new book which hasn’t even been released yet has already sold the film rights.  Hansel and Gretel is being developed into a live-action movie by Juliet Blake.  The book itself is released in October.

“For me, retelling Hansel and Gretel was a way of telling an old tale in a way that made it immediate and true, and about us, now,” Gaiman said. “It reminds us of how paper thin civilization really is. It’s about hunger, and about families.”

A Monster Calls – The Movie

A Monster Calls

The Hollywood Reporter has the latest on the casting of the film version of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls.   Sigourney Weaver has now joined that cast that also includes Felicity Jones and Liam Neeson. Weaver will be playing the grandmother, Jones the mother and wonderfully, Neeson will be the monster.   Juan Antonio Bayona will be directing the Focus Features film. 

It’s an incredible read, so I hope they do it proud and keep the truly frightening aspects of the book without making the child character older.

A Wrinkle in Time – The Disney Movie

A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)

The writer of Disney’s hit movie Frozen has signed on to pen the screenplay of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic science fiction book A Wrinkle in Time.  At this time, there is no director assigned to the project, though it does have producers.

It will be very interesting to see what Disney does with A Wrinkle in Time.  Here’s hoping that it keeps its scientific, questioning wonder without going all soppy on us.

Mockingjay – Official Teaser Trailer

Here is the official teaser trailer for Mockingjay.  Love the change in feel that matches the third book.

Mockingjay Trailer – Part 2

The second half of President Snow’s Panem Address is now available.

Thanks to GalleyCat for the link!

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