- 2015 May 14
BBC to Adapt 1992 Mantel Novel
The BBC is adapting Hilary Mantel’s novel about the French Revolution, 'A Place of Greater Safety,' following its recent adaptation of her Man Booker Prize-winning Tudor novels, 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up The Bodies.'
- 2015 May 06
Best Book Turned Into a Great Film?
Alice Gregory and Charles McGrath discuss the best literature that’s succeeded on the big screen, at the 'New York Times.'
- 2015 Apr 30
Netflix Adapting 'Green Eggs and Ham'
Netflix is cooking up 'Green Eggs and Ham' with help from the estate of Dr. Seuss, executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. TV Group, which has made its first series deal with the streaming service.
- 2015 Apr 24
'Fifty Shades' Sequels in 2017, 2018
“We’re making this a Valentine’s Day event,” said Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley at CinemaCon.
- 2015 Apr 23
James's Husband Writing Sequel
E.L. James has enlisted her husband to write the script for the sequel to 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' the first movie based on her trilogy.
- 2015 Apr 22
Watching Your Life on Screen
Stephen Elliott writes about the "strange" experience of seeing his memoir, 'The Adderall Diaries,' turned into a movie.
- 2015 Apr 16
'H is for Hawk' to Big Screen
Film rights for Helen Macdonald’s 'H is for Hawk' have been acquired by actress Lena Headey, who stars in the hugely successful television series 'Game of Thrones.'
- 2015 Apr 15
Weinstein to Adapt French Debut
The Weinstein Company acquired film rights to Agnes Martin-Lugand’s debut novel 'Happy People Read and Drink Coffee,' which was originally self-published and has gone on to become a hit in France.
'Mockingbird' a Stage Hit at Home
For nearly all of the 26 years it has been produced, the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a hit in Monroeville, Ala. in the hometown of its author, Harper Lee. This year, the performances sold out faster than ever.
- 2015 Apr 14
Weinstein Picks Up 'In Cold Blood'
The Weinstein Company has optioned TV rights to Truman Capote’s 1966 bestseller with the aim of making it a TV event series.
- 2015 Apr 10
'Paper Towns' Footage at BookCon
John Green will be on hand to preview footage from the upcoming film adaptation of his second novel, which stars Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne.
- 2015 Apr 08
Cast, Crew for '11/22/63'
Hulu is pushing ahead its TV adaptation of Stephen King's JFK assassination novel, adding Chris Cooper, Lucy Fry, George MacKay, Leon Rippy and Cherry Jones to the cast.
- 2015 Apr 07
Martin Creating New HBO Series
The Game of Thrones author is developing a new series with HBO. 'Captain Cosmos' will center on a young science fiction writer living in 1949 at the dawn of the age of TV.
Hunger Games Theme Park Coming
Lionsgate said it will partner with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring The Hunger Games to Motiongate Dubai, the Hollywood-themed park slated to open in October 2016.
- 2015 Apr 06
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Reimagined
An ambitious project is underway to create a short film for each of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, with each movie shot at a different New York City location.
Why Was Don Draper Reading 'Inferno'?
As we get ready to close the final chapter on the series, a librarian at the New York Public Library has published the definitive 'Mad Men' reading list.
- 2015 Apr 01
Hamm Was Up for 'Gone Girl' Part
Jon Hamm was up for a starring role in the smash hit movie, but wasn’t allowed to do the film because of his 'Mad Men' contract, reports 'Page Six.'
- 2015 Mar 30
HBO's 'Casual Vacancy' Trailer
The trailer for the adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novel was released last week—it debuts in the U.S. on April 29.
- 2015 Mar 27
Boycotting 'Game of Thrones'
Salon's Laura Miller on why she's quitting the HBO series next year, and it's not because of the book spoilers.
- 2015 Mar 26
Spielberg to Direct 'Ready Player One'
The director has signed on for the highly anticipated project based on the popular sci-fi book by Ernest Cline.
- 2015 Mar 24
Dear Mr. Jarecki
Editor Gerald Howard on how Gordon Lish’s first novel anticipated 'The Jinx.'
- 2015 Mar 23
'GoT' Show Will Spoil Books
Show runners Dan Weiss and David Benioff confirmed over the weekend that 'Game of Thrones' would be ending in the same place as the book series, and sooner than the books as well.
- 2015 Mar 11
Universal Signs Deal With Scholastic
Universal Pictures is teaming with Scholastic on a three-year, first-look production agreement to produce live-action properties based on children’s literature.
- 2015 Mar 03
War Photographer's Memoir to Be Adapted
Warner Bros. has won a bidding war for the movie rights to Lynsey Addario 'It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.' Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in a package that also includes director Steven Spielberg.
- 2015 Feb 25
'I Was Here' Gets Optioned
New Line is reuniting with Gayle Forman, the author behind the company’s adaptation of 'If I Stay,' optioning the movie rights to Forman’s latest bestseller, the mystery romance 'I Was Here.'
- 2015 Feb 24
Carver, the Baleful Star of 'Birdman'
How the director of 'Birdman' drew inspiration from the short story writer Raymond Carver.
- 2015 Feb 23
'Fifty Shades' Tops the Box Office Again
With a worldwide total of $413 million.
A Guide to the Books Behind the Oscars
An infographic about the nominated films and their source material.
- 2015 Feb 20
Story Behind the 'First Edition' 'Iliad'
The propmaster on the film 'The Boy Next Door' reveals the secret of the "first edition" of 'The Iliad.'
- 2015 Feb 19
From Page to Screen
The 'American Sniper' screenwriter on the challenges of adapting a book into a movie.
- 2015 Feb 18
Mailer Set for the Big Screen
Norman Mailer‘s historical fact-based novel 'The Armies of the Night' has been optioned for big screen adaptation by RadicalMedia, the company announced Tuesday.
- 2015 Feb 13
Franco to Star in King Adaptation
James Franco will star as Jake Epping in the Hulu original series '11/22/63,' based on Stephen King's bestselling 2011 novel of the same name.
- 2015 Feb 12
'50 Shades,' Not the End of Civilization
"Mommy porn" brings romance-novel fantasies to mass culture for the first time, and everyone is freaking out, says Salon's Laura Miller.
Hollywood for the New Harper Lee?
'To Kill a Mockingbird' is a cinematic classic. Will there be a film of Harper Lee's other book?
- 2015 Feb 11
The First 'Fifty Shades' Reviews Are In
And most say the film is better than the book it is based on.
Fan Documents Snape's Life Story
A video created by a Harry Potter fan, which spotlights Professor Severus Snape, has gone viral.
- 2015 Feb 10
BBC Changes 'Casual Vacancy' End
The BBC has changed the “bleak” ending of J.K. Rowling’s book for its TV adaptation, due to be screened this month in the U.K., and in April in the U.S.
- 2015 Feb 06
E.L James Overruled Director's Ending
The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author will have the last word. Literally (warning, spoilers ahead).
HBO Announces 'Casual Vacancy' Release
The network has revealed the air dates for its miniseries adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s novel, with the British slice-of-life drama set to premiere in a two-night block in late April.
- 2015 Feb 03
Franco Taking on John Steinbeck
James Franco heads into Steinbeck territory again, this time with a film adaptation of a little-known novel.
- 2015 Jan 29
'The Secret' Coming to the Big Screen
Constantin Film and Robert Cort Productions have teamed up to bring the bestselling self-help book by Rhonda Byrne to the big screen.
- 2015 Jan 28
'Wild' Takes New Path
Reese Witherspoon has a virtual reality demonstration, in character as Cheryl Strayed, that's drawing big crowds at the Sundance Film Festival.
- 2015 Jan 26
'The End of the Tour' Sundance Premiere
Jason Segel plays tragic genius David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg the 'Rolling Stone' reporter whose aborted profile of him became a highly personal eulogy.
- 2015 Jan 23
The Rocky Road to 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
'Vanity Fair' takes a look at the clash between E.L. James and the director adapting her novel to the big screen.
- 2015 Jan 22
'Wolf Hall' Debut Draws 3.9M Viewers
According to the BBC, the ratings make the show, an adaptation of Hilary Mantel's historic novel, BBC Two's best-performing original drama series launch since 2005.
- 2015 Jan 14
Affleck, Fincher Set Up Strangers
Team 'Gone Girl' is reuniting for another dark tale of suspense and danger. Only this time, they’re headed for remake territory, as David Fincher, Ben Affleck and Gillian Flynn will create a new version of Alfred Hitchcock’s 'Strangers On A Train.'
- 2014 Dec 11
Galbraith Heading to Small Screen
'The Cuckoo's Calling' and 'The Silkworm' by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling) are coming to BBC One— the crime novels are being adapted as a series, with filming expected to start in 2015.
- 2014 Dec 10
'Gone Girl' Blue-Ray, with Kids' Book
Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that the DVD and Blu-ray of David Fincher's 'Gone Girl,' out January 13, will include 'Amazing Amy Tattle Tale,' a collectible 36-page children's book.
- 2014 Dec 09
2015 Page-to-Screen Guide
Eight titles you have to read before their film adaptations hit theaters next year.
- 2014 Nov 26
Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors
Books by these writers — ranked in order of influence by the 'Hollywood Reporter' — are source material for more than 300 movie and TV projects and have helped rake in billions in box office and revenue.
- 2014 Nov 25
HBO Airing Doc Based on 'Going Clear'
Oscar winner Alex Gibney is reportedly putting the finishing touches on an HBO film that tackles the Church of Scientology, based on Lawrence Wright's 'Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & The Prison of Belief.'
- 2014 Nov 24
'Mockingjay' Sets 2014 Box Office Record
The latest installment of the The Hunger Games drew the year’s biggest opening weekend, with an estimated $123 million in ticket sales.
- 2014 Nov 21
HBO to Adapt 'Long Gray Line'
'Sons Of Anarchy' executive producers Art and John Linson have secured rights to Pulitzer Price winner Rick Atkinson’s bestseller 'The Long Gray Line: The American Journey Of West Point’s Class Of 1966.'
- 2014 Nov 20
'Psycho' Typewriter Up For Auction
The 1959 faded green Olympia that Joseph Stefano used to adapt Robert Bloch’s novel into the screenplay for 'Psycho' is going up for auction—and the bidding starts at $25,000.
Straughan to Take On 'Goldfinch'
Peter Straughan, the screenwriter who adapted John Le Carré’s 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' is set to adapt 'The Goldfinch,' Donna Tartt’s bestselling and Pulitzer-winning novel.
- 2014 Nov 14
Universal Options Two Forman Novels
Universal Pictures has optioned the bestselling YA novels 'Just One Day' and its follow-up 'Just One Year,' both written by Gayle Forman, with a plan to combine both into a single feature love story.
- 2014 Nov 11
Asimov Heading to Small Screen
The Wrap reports that HBO and Warner Bros. TV are teaming to produce a series based on Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy that will be written and produced by 'Interstellar' writer Jonathan Nolan.
- 2014 Nov 07
Lemony Snicket Heads to Netflix
The streaming company has acquired rights to the bestselling series of books A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, with plans to adapt them as a live-action series.
- 2014 Oct 31
'Kitteridge' Hits the Small Screen
The 'New York Times' reviews HBO's adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Olive Kitteridge.'
- 2014 Oct 24
Dashner's Page to Screen Picks
'The Maze Runner' author James Dashner offers a list of his favorite adaptations.
- 2014 Oct 22
Estate Regains John Carter Rights
The movie rights to the John Carter of Mars series have reverted from Disney back to the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, which will be "seeking a new studio to continue this seminal sci-fi adventure."
- 2014 Oct 16
Warner Bros. Keeping Potter Alive
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the spin-off trilogy set in the Harry Potter universe, will be released individually in 2016, 2018, and 2020, according to a tweet from 'Wall Street Journal' reporter Ben Fritz.
- 2014 Oct 14
Dunham Wants to Adapt Kids' Book
Lena Dunham discussed a wide array of topics with writer and author Ariel Levy during the 15th annual New Yorker Festival on Friday night, including her aspirations to turn Karen Cushman's 'Catherine, Called Birdy' into a feature film.
- 2014 Oct 09
Weinstein Nabs Next Quick Book
The Weinstein Co. will reteam with 'Silver Linings Playbook' writer Matthew Quick to adapt his next book, YA novel 'Every Exquisite Thing,' sources told the 'Hollywood Reporter.'
What 'Gone Girl' Is Really About
The 'New Yorker's' Joshua Rothman's theory on why 'Gone Girl' is so fascinating (warning, contains spoilers).
- 2014 Oct 06
'Olive Kitteridge' on the Small Screen
Slate's Sharan Shetty on why the TV adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel might be the best thing that airs on HBO this year.
- 2014 Oct 02
'Crime & Punishment,' the Musical?
The Moscow public will be able to see Dostoyevsky’s dark novel adapted as a musical on the stage next year, according to plans announced this week.
- 2014 Oct 01
Twilight Revived Online
Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its Twilight movie series, the studio has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook’s future in Hollywood.
- 2014 Sep 22
First 'Gone Girl' Reviews In
The film is coming out on October 3, and should basically kick off Oscar season, and if the trade reviews are any indication, it’ll make money and generate awards buzz for its lead actors.
- 2014 Sep 19
'Fault in Our Stars' Crosses $300M
The modestly-budgeted film will gross over $300 million worldwide by week’s end for Fox. If ever there was a perfect storm in releasing a film, this was it.
- 2014 Sep 05
'Gone Girl' Film Cuts Close to the Book?
The forthcoming movie may adhere to Gillian Flynn's mega bestseller more than may have been previously suggested.
- 2014 Sep 04
Clooney to Direct 'Hack Attack' Film
George Clooney is set to direct an adaptation of the book 'Hack Attack' by 'Guardian' journalist Nick Davies, an account of Davies’ investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire which uncovered the phone-hacking scandal that rocked the British establishment and resulted in the closure of the 'News of the World.'
- 2014 Sep 03
Weinstein Buys 'Esio Trot'
The Weinstein Co. has secured all U.S. rights, except theatrical, to 'Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,' starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman. The 90-minute T.V. adaptation was originally commissioned by BBC One.
- 2014 Aug 19
'The Giver' Book vs. Movie
Screen adaptations of books never stick to the source material completely, and the big screen version of 'The Giver' is no exception.
- 2014 Aug 14
Lowry's Take on 'Giver' Adaptation
The author said that the movie cast elevated her original novel.
- 2014 Aug 11
What's the Next 'Game of Thrones'?
Fantasy novels which, adroitly reinterpreted for television, could succeed on the scale of 'Game of Thrones.'
- 2014 Aug 08
Rice Novels to Get New Film Series
Film studios Universal and Imagine Entertainment have acquired the movie rights to all of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles books, along with the rights to adapt any future novels in the series.
- 2014 Aug 07
'Big Little Lies' Heading to Big Screen
Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films production banner, along with Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard, have optioned screen rights to Liane Moriarty's bestseller, 'Big Little Lies.'
- 2014 Aug 05
New London Store to Become Co-op
The Monte Cristo Bookshop in New London, Conn., will be converted from a private enterprise to a nonprofit cooperative run by a nine-member board of directors, co-owner Christopher Jones said Monday.
- 2014 Jul 30
10 Comic Books That Deserve to be Movies
With Comic-Con in the rear-view, Indiewire has picked out some of the best recent titles that most seem suited to big-screen adaptation.
Casting 'The Goldfinch'
Warner Bros has bought the rights to film Donna Tartt’s bestseller. Who do you think would be perfect to play Theo Decker and company – and who should direct?
- 2014 Jul 29
'Goldfinch' Heading to the Big Screen
Donna Tartt's third novel, "The Goldfinch," has already attracted critical plaudits, a string of award nominations and a Pulitzer Prize. Its success continues with news that Warner Bros has closed a deal on film rights for the book.
'Ulysses' to Become Virtual Reality Game
Irish filmmaker Eoghan Kidney is crowdfunding a virtual reality video game that allows the reader to experience the book as the protagonist.
- 2014 Jul 24
Seeing '50 Shades' on Screen
Sure, fans of E.L. James’ kink-romance “Fifty Shades of Grey” book trilogy turned it into a mega-best-seller, but they can read books in private. Will they go see a movie featuring lots of sex, bondage, and submission?
- 2014 Jul 21
Beyoncé Posts 50 Shades' Trailer Teaser
The star has offered fans a first glimpse of the forthcoming trailer for "Fifty Shades of Grey," hinting that she may have some involvement with the film's soundtrack.
- 2014 Jul 09
'Sharp Objects' Headed for TV
Gillian Flynn's first novel is in development as a one-hour serialized drama.
- 2014 Jul 02
Gaiman's 'American Gods' to Small Screen
"American Gods" by Neil Gaiman is to be developed by Starz after being abandoned by HBO.
- 2014 Jun 30
Foreign Graphic Novels Behind Films
Flavorwire has highlighted graphic novels hailing from other countries that became the basis for ten different films — including a few adaptations that might surprise you.
- 2014 Jun 26
Polley to Adapt 'Looking for Alaska'
Paramount has decided to go “Looking for Alaska” with Sarah Polley, signing her to adapt John Green's coming-of-age comedy-drama.
Kingsley Joins 'Jungle Book' Cast
Oscar winner Ben Kingsley will provide the voice of panther Bagheera in Disney’s upcoming film adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s "The Jungle Book."
- 2014 Jun 25
Warner Bros. Options Hot YA Novel
Warner Bros. has optioned "I’ll Give You The Sun," an upcoming YA novel written by Jandy Nelson that is already generating buzz.
- 2014 Jun 16
Books to Hit the Big Screen This Fall
If you want to be prepared for the fall movie season, check out this summer reading list.
- 2014 Jun 13
'Fault in Our Stars' Ripple Effect
Move over, vampires and wizards: The new It genre is "grounded" young-adult book adaptations.
- 2014 Jun 12
Facebooker to Die in 'Game of Thrones'
A Facebook employee was awarded the honor of being killed off in George R.R. Martin’s next novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Dave Goldblatt, a 30-year-old from San Francisco, was awarded martyr rights as the winner of the author’s $20,000 charity auction prize.
- 2014 Jun 09
'Fault in Our Stars' Tops Box Office
“The Fault in Our Stars” took in a spectacular $48.2 million at North American theaters between Thursday night and Sunday, and it did so with nary a billboard in sight and no weekslong television ad barrage. In fact, 20th Century Fox spent less than $30 million on marketing, or half of what studios typically spend to introduce a summer film.
- 2014 May 31
'This Is Where I Leave You' Adaptation
Revelations from the BookCon panel, featuring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and novelist Jonathan Tropper, on the adaptation of Tropper's book.
- 2014 May 29
'This is Where I Leave You' Trailer
Jonathan Tropper’s 2009 novel "This Is Where I Leave You" is getting the feature film treatment with an all-star cast, and the first trailer has finally arrived.
- 2014 May 27
The Trick of Going from Page to Screen
Stories are so often better in print. But why?
- 2014 May 19
King Novel to be Adapted
Director Mike Flanagan has committed to adapt "Gerald’s Game," based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King.
- 2014 May 08
Record-Breaking 'Fault in Our Stars'
The trailer for the film adaptation of John Green's novel is the most "liked" movie trailer in YouTube's history.