Category: Movies


Playbill has the news that This Song Will Save Your Life has been optioned for both stage and screen.  The producers optioning it are Tony Award winner Kevin McCollum from Avenue Q and Rent and Emmy Award nomineee Michael Novick from Glee.

"I’ve always been most attracted to completely original stories that illustrate the human condition and the way in which we create our own families," McCollum said in a statement. "We were drawn to Leila’s beautiful and inspiring story because we thought the journey of the main character was compelling, and the way she weaves her story and the songs together is unique — a story tailor-made for both the stage and the screen."

Insurgent Trailer

Insurgent comes to theaters on March 20, 2015.  Here’s the trailer:

So what do you think?

The Little Prince – The Movie

The Little Prince is being adapted into a new film version by the director of Kung Fu Panda, Mark Osborne.  It comes out in France in October 2015, so the first trailer is in French, but what a gorgeous film it is in any language:

Hat tip to Tor’s blog.

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.

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