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Ang Lee In Talks to Direct Life of Pi February 18, 2009 6:56 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Casting, Life of Pi, Movies, News.
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anglee-021809Ang Lee is in talks to direct 20th Century Fox’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s coming-of-age survival tale Life of Pi.  The novel of which the project is based on revolves around a youth who is the lone survivor of a sunken freighter and winds up sharing a lifeboat with a hyena, an injured zebra, an orangutan and a hungry Bengal tiger.

Source: Variety


Sony Wins Rights to Angelology January 31, 2009 10:49 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Angelology, Books, Movies, News.
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sonylogo-013109Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday night won the rights for a book adaptation to Danielle Trussoni’s first novel, Angelology.  According to Variety, the novel is about a 23-year old nun who teams with an angelologist named Verlaine as they race to thwart a group that tries to corral the destructive powers of a race of angel/human hybrids called Nephilim.

Neil Jordan to Write and Direct The Graveyard Book January 27, 2009 5:37 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Movies, News, The Graveyard Book.
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thegraveyardbook-012709Coraline author Neil Gaiman was on The Today Show this morning and announced that Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles) will write and direct a live-action adaptation of the award-winning novel, The Graveyard Book.

Source: Geeks of Doom

Card’s Ender Game Movie Scrapped January 7, 2009 2:52 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Ender in Exile, Ender's Game, Movies, News.
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enderinexile-010709The Los Angeles Times has a new article talking with Orson Scott Card about his new ‘Ender’ novel, Ender in Exile, and the author reveals that Wolfgang Peterson is no longer attached to direct a big screen adaptation of his original novel and that the project was scrapped in early November:

“Ender’s Game” was recently in development with director Wolfgang Petersen (“In the Line of Fire,” “The Perfect Storm,” “Troy”) on board, but Card did not feel comfortable with the movie’s direction. That project was scrapped early in November.

Read the rest of the interview at the Los Angeles Times.

Baz Luhrmann’s Next Project Will Be The Great Gatsby December 18, 2008 10:23 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Movies, News, The Great Gatsby.
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luhrmanngreatgatsby-121808The Hollywood Reporter is confirming Nikki Finke’s report that Baz Luhrmann (Australia) has acquired the rights to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby and will quickly move to make the project his next film: “I’m going to move faster than I have before. I’d be surprised if it’s another seven years,” referring to the time period between his last two films Moulin Rouge! and Australia.

“If you wanted to show a mirror to people that says, ‘You’ve been drunk on money,’ they’re not going to want to see it. But if you reflected that mirror on another time they’d be willing to.”

“People will need an explanation of where we are and where we’ve been, and ‘The Great Gatsby’ can provide that explanation.”

Next Bourne to be Based on The Parsifal Mosaic December 8, 2008 1:54 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Bourne, Movies, News, The Parsifal Mosaic.
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ludlumtheparsifalmosaic-120808Producer Frank Marshall revealed to ComingSoon.net that since they now have access to the entire library of Robert Ludlum, the late-author’s novel The Parsifal Mosaic may be one of the potential sources of material for the next film:

Question: Would you want to do a straight adaptation from one of the novels?

Frank Marshall: Actually, there is. “The Parsifal Mosaic” is one that we like.

Marshall also said that Matt Damon hasn’t signed on yet, and in fact, he and the writer (George Nolfi) are the only two signed on.

Here’s some of the plot summary of The Parsifal Mosaic via Wikipedia:

Michael Havelock, (an anglicized version of Mikhail Havlíček), is an intelligence agent in the United States. At the beginning of the novel he believes he has just witnessed the execution of his partner and the love of his life, Jenna Karas (anglicized version of Jenna Karasova) along an isolated stretch of the Costa Brava. Jenna had been marked for execution because she had been proved to be a KGB double agent.

…Click here for the rest…

“LOST” Book Club July 2, 2008 2:34 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Books, Lost, Television.
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LOST producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse want you to sit back, relax and read a book this summer.  ABC.com has just announced the creation of a LOST Book Club, which will highlight titles that have been referenced on the TV series.  “Also available on ABC.com will be a message board to discuss the titles, a synopsis of each book along with when and how it was referenced in the show and an introduction by co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse,” the press release states.

Source: Pop Candy

Mann and De Niro Reteaming for ‘Frankie Machine’ October 25, 2007 11:21 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Casting, Frankie Machine, Movies, News, The Winter of Frankie Machine.
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Director Michael Mann and actor Robert De Niro, who last worked together on Heat are reteaming to make Frankie Machine through Paramount Pictures.


Borat Book Deal May 24, 2007 3:16 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Comedy, News.

The character of Borat, portrayed by British comedian/actor Sacha Baron Cohen, is getting his own book.


Possible “Children of Hurin” Film April 19, 2007 8:40 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Childen of Hurin, J.R.R. Tolkien, News.
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According to the Reuters news service, the upcoming novel Children of Hurin by Christopher Tolkien could become a film.


Hanks and Howard in “Angels and Demons” April 12, 2007 10:32 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Angels & Demons, Books, Movies, News.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are in final negotiations to return for The Da Vinci Code prequel Angels & Demons.


“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows” Cover Revealed March 29, 2007 12:12 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Harry Potter, News.

Scholastic on Wednesday released both the front and back covers of the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


Michael Bay To Reteam with Transformers Duo on 2012 March 19, 2007 8:06 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2012, Books, Movies, News.
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Director Bay is reteaming with the writing/producing duo of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Transformers) on the Sci-Fi project 2012 for Warner Bros.


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows To Break Printing Record March 15, 2007 11:48 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Harry Potter, News.

When the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows hits July 21st, it’ll break the record for the largest first printing, as Scholastic, Inc. announced on Wednesday that 12 million copies will be printed.


Radcliffe Confirmed for Last Two Harry Potter Films March 2, 2007 12:38 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Harry Potter, Movies, News.
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According to DanRadcliffe.co.uk, Daniel Radcliffe has been confirmed and signed on to star in the last two Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book due July 21, 2007).


Scorsese’s Next Picture To Be A Family Film? February 22, 2007 10:40 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Broadcast TV Ratings, Martin Scorsese, Movies, News, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Hit filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who is nominated for an Oscar for his directing on The Departed, may helm a movie based on the Brian Selznick bestselling children’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret.


Release Date of Harry Potter Book Announced February 2, 2007 11:00 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Harry Potter, News.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series penned by J.K. Rowling has been given a firm release date: 12:01 a.m. on July 21, 2007.


J.K.Rowling reveals title of final “Harry Potter” book December 21, 2006 5:03 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, News.

The seventh and final “Harry Potter” novel, will be titled “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.

Scholastic, Rowling’s U.S. publisher, announced the name in a brief statement this morning. No other details (whether that be plot or publication date) have been released.

If they wish, fans can head on over to J.K. Rowling’s official website (jkrowling.com) to play a game of hangman to reveal the name.

Click the eraser in the middle of the website to be taken to an image which shows a window, a door and a mirror.

In the mirror, click on the doorknob at the end of a hall. A Christmas tree will appear.

Click the center of the door (near the top) in the middle of the image and a wreath will appear.

Click the mirror (near the top) and a garland will appear.

Click a cobweb (either at the top right above the light switch, or towards the bottom right, just under the window sill). The cobwebs will disappear.

Next click the second chime to the right, which will turn into a key.

Click and drag the chime (which will turn into a key) and move it to the keyslot on the door.

The door will then open.

Open the Christmas gift and click the envelope inside.

Play Harry Potter hangman to discover the title of the book! (Play the game by just typing a letter with your keyboard.)

Medieval France film in the works from Scorcese December 1, 2006 4:32 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Movies, News.
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Martin Scorcese will develop (with hopes to direct) an adaption of Eric Jager’s “The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France”.  The movie will carry the title of “Duel”.

The film is part of Scorcese’s new four-year deal at Paramount which will see him direct and produce features (including direct-to-DVD), television and even digital content.

“The Last Duel” was written in 2004 and tells the story of a duel sanctioned by the French government between two knights in 1386 France.

Marty takes on the French [Variety]

Son of JRR Tolkien Completes Father’s Unfinished Novel, To Be Released Next Spring September 19, 2006 9:19 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Books, Lord of the Rings.

As reported to the Associated Press from the books publishers, The Children Of Hurin an unfinished work by the famous Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien is set to be released after more than 30 years of editing by one of his son’s, Christopher. Christopher’s works include the creation of maps for the Lord of the Ring’s Trilogy and the publishing and editing of The Silmarillion.

“It has seemed to me for a long time that there was a good case for presenting my father’s long version of the legend of The Children Of Hurin as an independent work, between its own covers.” Christopher said.

The Children Of Hurin (featuring the elves and dwarves of Middle Earth) will be published by Houghton Mifflin in the US and HarperCollins in the UK. It will be released next spring.