EarlyWord has the news that Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick is being turned into a film. Celebrated director Todd Haynes is looking to direct and are looking at casting.
This would be the second of Selznick’s novels to be made into a film, following Hugo, based on Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was directed by Martin Scorsese.
Here’s the first trailer for the second Maze Runner book, The Scorch Trials:
Deadline has the news that Warner Bros has won the film rights to Kiera Cass’ The Selection. The CW network has twice tried to launch a TV series based on the book, but they never went anywhere beyond pilots.
Hat tip to Galley Cat.
The first trailer for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has been released. Based on a book by Jesse Andrews, the film won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Universal has optioned the film rights for The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John. The two authors will adapt the screenplay for the film, which is wonderful news! The book is the first in a four-book series. You can see my review of it here.
Based on the amazing novel by Patricia McCormick, this film has already won the audience award at both the London Indian Film Festival, River to River Film Festival in Florence, Italy and Best Narrative Feature at AFME. Directed by Oscar-winner Jeffrey Brown and also with executive producer Emma Thompson, this film and book wrestle with sex trafficking and young innocent girls.
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 comes to theaters on March 20, 2015. Here’s the trailer:
So what do you think?
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.
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.