- 2014 Feb 25
It's a Wrap on 'Fifty Shades'
Universal Studios confirmed that "Fifty Shades of Grey" has wrapped its principal photography in chilly Vancouver. The author of the kinky best-selling series, E L James, tweeted from the production's wrap party on Friday, standing with a drink next to director Sam Taylor-Johnson.
- 2014 Feb 18
First Look at 'Unbroken'
Universal has released a first look, Olympics trailer at Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," the story of Louis Zamperini and his journey from Olympian to World War II prisoner of war, based on Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling book.
- 2014 Feb 12
R.L. Stine Book Heads to Small Screen
MTV has picked up a cyber drama series based on R.L. Stine's "Eye Candy."
- 2014 Feb 03
Fate of Hoffman's 'Hunger Games' Role
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death Sunday will not impact the scheduled release of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Parts 1 and 2 in November of 2014 and 2015 and will require only modest rewriting, according to a person close to the production.
'Luminaries' Set for the Small Screen
The producer of a hit BBC show is preparing to turn the Man Booker Prize-winning novel "The Luminaries" - set in 1866 Hokitika - into a T.V. mini-series.
- 2014 Jan 30
'Fault in Our Stars' Trailer Debuts
20th Century Fox has premiered the first trailer for the upcoming drama "The Fault in Our Stars," adapted from John Green's novel of the same name starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.
- 2014 Jan 28
'Between Shades of Gray' Optioned
Ruta Sepetys’ New York Times bestselling WWII-era novel has been optioned by Sorrento Productions and Tauras Films. The name of the film will be changed.
- 2014 Jan 27
Sony Buys 'Lean In' Movie Rights
Sony Pictures has obtained the rights to Sheryl Sandberg's bestseller “Lean In,” according to people with knowledge of the situation. The story will be based on the themes explored in the book, but will not be about Sandberg, and she will not be a character in the movie, the people said.
- 2014 Jan 24
First Look at 'The Giver'
A peek at the first images from the film adaptation of Lois Lowry's book, directed by Philip Noyce and starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites.
- 2014 Jan 23
Based on a True Story
This year the source material in the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar category is fiction-free. All five finalists turned for inspiration to nonfiction — memoirs, reportage, even earlier screenplays.
- 2014 Jan 22
Behind Two Good Movies, Two Great Books
Adam Gopnik on the books that inspired Inside Llewyn Davis and Saving Mr. Banks.
- 2014 Jan 16
Ending 'Gone Girl' Differently
Gillian Flynn is overhauling her twisty, bestselling thriller for the screen. Is that a good idea?
- 2014 Jan 09
16 Books to Read Before They're Movies
2014 is a big year for film adaptations.
- 2013 Dec 12
Segel to Play D.F.W.
Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel are attached to star in Anonymous Content’s The End of the Tour. Segel will play David Foster Wallace, the author of Infinite Jest who committed suicide in 2008, while Eisenberg will play Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.
- 2013 Nov 27
'Catching Fire' : Book vs. Movie
Not that the critically and commercially adored Catching Fire needs any more gold stars, but let us add one more: It is a remarkably faithful adaptation of the book.
- 2013 Nov 15
E.L. James on Film: 'I am Terrified'
The Fifty Shades of Grey author sat down in Beverly Hills with EW to discuss all that casting controversy, the intensity of her fans, the criticism of Christian Grey’s backstory, and her hopes for the film.
Hamming Up Bulgakov
In a television adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's A Country Doctor’s Notebook, Daniel Radcliffe plays a young physician and Jon Hamm is his older self, who—in an element added by the television show’s writers—somehow travels back in time to 1917 to take part in the main action of the drama. Bulgakov is becoming better known but not necessarily through his own words.
- 2013 Nov 13
'EW' Reveals 'Fifty Shades' Cover
Featuring the stars of the film, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.
- 2013 Nov 04
'Ender's Game' Wins at the Box Office
Director Gavin Hood's sci-fi epic Ender's Game, based on Orson Scott Card's novel, opened to a solid $28 million in North America, but it will need strong legs in order to make back its pricey $110 million budget.
- 2013 Oct 31
Card Won't Profit from 'Ender's Game'
In an effort to head off a potentially damaging boycott of the sci-fi epic Ender's Game, sources close to the film's producers have claimed controversial author Orson Scott Card will not profit from the film's box-office take.
- 2013 Oct 16
'Gone Girl' Gets Release Date
Fox has announced it will open David Fincher's high-profile thriller Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, on Oct. 3, 2014.
- 2013 Sep 09
'NYT' Not a Fan of New Salinger Doc
In his review, A.O. Scott calls Salinger, which is to the new biography of the same name, "sloppy in matters of judgment and craft."
- 2013 Jul 12
Affleck Cast in Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, and Emily Blunt are being considered for the title role.
- 2013 Jun 17
'The Wolf of Wall Street' Trailer
DiCaprio stars in the Jordan Belfort adaptation.
- 2013 Jun 14
Tom Hanks in Eggers Adaptation
Will star in A Hologram for the King.
- 2013 Jun 13
First 'Diana' Trailer
Based on the book "Diana: Her Last Love" by Kate Snell.
- 2013 Jun 12
Lauren Graham Adapts Her Novel for TV
With Ellen DeGeneres producing.
- 2013 Jun 05
'Emperor of All Maladies' Documentary
Ken Burns and Siddhartha Mukherjee will bring the book to PBS in 2015.
'Much Ado About Nothing' Reviews
The Shakespeare/Joss Whedon adaptation scores are in.
- 2013 May 21
'As I Lay Dying' First Reviews
Does Franco's adaptation of Faulkner work?
- 2013 May 13
'Gatsby' Finishes 2nd
Behind 'Iron Man 3.'
- 2013 May 10
50 Shades Director?
Joe Wright takes the lead?
- 2013 May 08
'Ender's Game' Teaser
Releasing November 1.
- 2013 May 07
'Great Gatsby' Reviews
Here are the first reviews.
- 2013 May 06
Why I Hate 'The Great Gatsby'
Kathryn Schulz at Vulture is not a fan of the iconic novel.
- 2013 Apr 18
2013 Cannes Lineup
Including "As I Lay Daying" and "The Great Gatsby."
- 2013 Apr 15
'Catching Fire' Trailer
Watch it here.
- 2013 Apr 02
'Percy Jackson' Trailer
'Sea of Monsters' releases August 16.
Soderbergh Adapting 'Sot-Weed Factor'
Barth's novel planned as a 12-part miniseries.
- 2013 Apr 01
'The Host' Flops
Finishes #6 at the box office.
- 2013 Mar 26
'Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug' Preview
Peter Jackson's preview of the sequel to the Rings prequel shows the director taking fresh liberties with Tolkien's work.
- 2013 Mar 25
First 'jOBS' Reviews
Read what the critics are saying.
- 2013 Mar 21
Sony Pictures to likely team with Rob Letterman for Goosebumps series feature film.
- 2013 Mar 19
'Once Upon a Time' Novel Coming
The first title in what may be a series of books is titled Reawakened and it’s novelization of the show’s first season and promises to give “fans of the show a whole new look at their favorite characters and stories.”
- 2013 Mar 14
Beattie to Adapt 'Smoke and Bone'
Screenwriter Stuart Beattie will adapt Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
Fan Base No Guarantee?
Is box office success guaranteed for a YA book-turned-movie?
- 2013 Mar 08
Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing'
What do you think of the trailer?
- 2013 Feb 21
Boone to Direct
Josh Boone will direct the film adaptation of
- 2013 Feb 07
Taking a Bite Out of the Big Screen
The first film in the Vampire Academy franchise is scheduled to begin shooting this summer.
- 2013 Feb 05
Casting Begins for The Book Thief
Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson will star in the film adaptation of Markus Zusak's The Book Thief.
How 'Twilight' Changed the Movies
More films aimed at teen girls.
'The Book Thief' Movie
Now with Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson.
- 2013 Jan 14
'Under the Dome' Gets Premiere Date
The CBS show will debut on June 24.
- 2012 Dec 21
'On the Road' Reviews
A roundup of what the critics are saying.
- 2012 Dec 20
New 'Gatsby' Trailer
Check out trailer #2 for the adaptation.
- 2012 Dec 06
'Hobbit' Works as Trilogy
Says Peter Jackson.
- 2012 Nov 29
'The Hobbit' Overcomes Setbacks
'Frame envy' as Peter Jackson brings first film in latest JRR Tolkien Middle-earth trilogy to screen in Wellington.
- 2012 Nov 14
'Anna Karenina' Reviews
Check out what critics are saying.
- 2012 Nov 07
'Life of Pi' Early Reviews
Including two perfect scores.
- 2012 Oct 29
'Cloud Atlas' Sputters
Took in $9.4 million.
- 2012 Oct 26
'Cloud Atlas' Review
Is it any good?
- 2012 Sep 21
Extended First Look at 'Les Miserables'
Hitting theaters this holiday.
- 2012 Sep 20
'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Reviews
The teen movie is getting thumbs-ups.
- 2012 Sep 19
New 'Hobbit' Trailer
Watch the new trailer here.
- 2012 Sep 12
Harry Potter Prod. Does Shadow and Bone
DreamWorks has picked up the movie rights to Leigh Bardugo’s bestseller Shadow and Bone.
- 2012 Sep 07
New 'Cloud Atlas' Trailer
Watch it here.
- 2012 Aug 21
Better than 'Hunger Games'?
Salon makes the case for the classic 'Naked Prey.'
- 2012 Aug 16
Books-to-Film This Fall
Including "Wuthering Heights" and "On the Road."
- 2012 Aug 14
'Great Expectations' Trailer
What do you think?
- 2012 Aug 02
'Killing Them Softly' Trailer
Watch the adaptation of George V. Higgins's novel, starring Pitt and Gandolfini.
- 2012 Jul 31
'The Hobbit' Will Be a Trilogy
Peter Jackson confirms.
- 2012 Jul 30
'Cloud Atlas' Cashes In
Random House goes back to press for 25,000 copies.
- 2012 Jul 26
First 'Cloud Atlas' Trailer
Watch the amazingness here.
- 2012 Jul 25
'Life of Pi' Trailer
Watch the first trailer here.
- 2012 Jul 24
6 Minute Clip of 'Anna Karenina'
Watch an extended sequence from the upcoming film.
- 2012 Jul 23
Best Graphic Novel to Film Adaptations
Including "American Splendor" and "A History of Violence."
- 2012 Jul 16
'Dark Knight Rises' Reviews
The early reviews are glowing.
- 2012 Jul 13
DeLillo's First Big Screen Adaptation
Watch the official 'Cosmopolis' trailer here.
- 2012 Jul 12
Plimpton in 'Lawrence of Arabia'
The Millions highlights writers acting in films.
- 2012 Jul 10
Entire 'Hobbit' Story Revealed
The massive banner for the upcoming film shows everything.
- 2012 Jul 09
New Poster for 'The Hobbit'
Revealed just in time for Comic-Con.
- 2012 Jul 06
H'wood Optioning 'Fifty Shades' Copycats
Self-published erotica is now a hot thing in Hollywood, thanks to E.L. James. Variety reports on two recently self-published books that have caught the eye of Hollywood producers, eager for Fifty Shades-like material.
- 2012 Jul 03
'Cloud Atlas' Secrets Revealed
Describing Andy and Lana's adaptation of David Mitchell's novel, Weaving tells The Hollywood Reporter that "[the movie explores] the idea of souls being reborn through time."
- 2012 Jun 26
'Alex Cross' Trailer
The tagline is: 'Don't Ever Cross Alex Cross.'
- 2012 Jun 21
'Anna Karenina' Trailer
Watch the first trailer here.
50 Shades and Bret Easton Ellis
He's serious about writing the screenplay.
- 2012 Jun 18
Some insiders say yes, Lionsgate says no.
- 2012 Jun 15
First 'Life of Pi' Clip
Watch the tiger, the boy, and the boat.
- 2012 Jun 08
Keira Knightly as Anna Karenina
Pictures from the upcoming movie!
- 2012 May 24
'Great Gatsby' Trailer Causes Backlash
The new 'Great Gatsby' trailer is being met with mixed feelings.
- 2012 May 16
Aaron Sorkin To Write Jobs Screenplay
"The Social Network" writer will adapt Isaacson's biography.
- 2012 May 03
HBO Drops 'The Corrections'
Deadline reports that HBO's planned, and star-studded, adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's bestselling novel is no longer happening.
- 2012 Apr 27
John Cusak as Edgar Allan Poe
Would the writer have loved the new movie?
- 2012 Apr 26
First 'Life of Pi' Movie Photos
A first look at the anticipated film.
- 2012 Mar 22
'Cosmopolis' Teaser Trailer
Watch the great teaser for the adaptation of DeLillo's novel, starring Robert Pattinson.
- 2012 Mar 02
The Lorax Review
NY Times: "There is an obvious metaphor here, but the movie is blind to it, and to everything else that is interesting or true in the story it tries to tell."
- 2012 Feb 15
WaPo on Some 'Downton' Books
In a curious bit of deja vu, after the Times tackled the book craze launched by the success of PBS's Downton Abbey, The Washington Post runs down the same three titles inspired by the show.
- 2012 Feb 07
HBO Does Hemingway
Clive Owen will play Hemingway in HBO's new movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn."
- 2011 Nov 15
Hunger Games Trailer
The first full trailer is here.
- 2011 Nov 03
'It's Not Twilight'
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence tells us what to expect from the movie.