- 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.
- 2014 May 02
Green 'Freaking' Over Hollywood Success
John Green talks about his reluctance to sell rights to his novel, how Shailene Woodley's performance won him over and why a hit won't make him go Hollywood.
- 2014 Apr 30
Gerritsen Sues 'Gravity' Makers
Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. on Tuesday that claims the studio at least partly based “Gravity” on one of her books and as a result, owes her 2.5 percent of the blockbuster film’s net profit.
- 2014 Apr 29
'Game of Thrones,' Books vs. Show
T.V. is a wholly different medium from the printed page, and as the show matures, the differences between the books and the show become more pronounced.
- 2014 Apr 28
Spielberg to Direct 'BFG'
Steven Spielberg is attached to direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book "The BFG" for DreamWorks.
- 2014 Apr 23
Flynn Comments on Changed Ending
"Gone Girl" author Gillian Flynn participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything on April 22, and responded to questions about the book's ending being changed in the film adaption.
- 2014 Apr 15
First 'Gone Girl' Trailer Released
Fox has released the first trailer for the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestseller, which is directed by David Fincher and stars Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck. The movie is set to release on October 3.
- 2014 Apr 10
Sony Nearing Movie Deal on 'Flash Boys'
Sony Pictures is approaching a movie rights deal on Michael Lewis’ real-life financial drama “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing.
- 2014 Apr 07
'Game of Thrones,' the Show and Books
In many respects, the "Game of Thrones" TV show ends up serving as an interpretive guide for the books, from the "Washington Post."
- 2014 Apr 03
'Eleanor & Park' Heads to Screen
DreamWorks obtains rights to 'Eleanor & Park.'
Efron to Adapt 'The Associate'
Zac Efron will produce and star in a new adaptation of John Grisham's "The Associate."
- 2014 Apr 01
Pataki Sells 'Traitor's Wife' Rights
Allison Pataki — daughter of former New York Governor George Pataki — has sold the screen rights to her book, “The Traitor’s Wife,” to Princess Pictures, run by former Goldman Sachs executive David B. Ford, and Pamela Fielder.
- 2014 Mar 25
Another Green Novel Heads to Big Screen
Fox 2000, the production company behind the forthcoming adaptation of John Green's bestseller "The Fault in Our Stars," has inked a deal to bring the author's 2008 novel "Paper Towns" to life.
- 2014 Mar 24
'Divergent' Tops Weekend Box Office
The teen science-fiction franchise "Divergent" debuted with $56 million at the box office, one of the year's biggest openings, but one shy of some expectations.
- 2014 Mar 20
'Game of Thrones' May End with a Movie
Author George R.R. Martin has suggested that feature films may be required to conclude the HBO series.
- 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.