- 2015 Oct 02
Lionsgate Wins 'Kingkiller Chronicle'
The entertainment company has closed a complex multiplatform rights deal to pick up the bestselling fantasy book series by Patrick Rothfuss.
'Wired' on 'The Martian'
Angela Watercutter writes that the film adaptation of Andy Weir's novel "proves movies are now better than their books."
- 2015 Sep 29
Krakauer Weighs in on Everest Movie
Jon Krakauer, the journalist who survived the catastrophic 1996 expedition on Everest that resulted in multiple fatalities, and whose 'Into Thin Air' became a bestselling account of it, has criticized the recently released film of the disaster as “total bull."
- 2015 Sep 17
'The Mist' to the Small Screen
Stephen King‘s book is being developed as a TV series by 'Scream' producer Dimension Television and writer Christia Torpe.
- 2015 Sep 16
Live Action 'Jungle Book'
See the first trailer for Disney's adaptation of 'The Jungle Book,' set to hit theaters in April.
- 2015 Sep 03
Emma Donoghue on the Making of ROOM
The bestselling author of "Room" updates fans on how the highly-anticipated film adaptation is coming along.
- 2015 Sep 02
Disney Finds Director For 'Artemis Fowl'
After years in development limbo, Disney has reportedly tapped Kenneth Branagh to adapt "Artemis Fowl" to the big screen.
- 2015 Aug 25
Martin Talks 'GoT'
George R.R. Martin admitted that the 'Game of Thrones' TV show will probably finish before his books.
- 2015 Aug 24
'End of the Tour' Nails a Profession
Rebecca Mead writes about the journalist-subject relationship in the film about David Foster Wallace and David Lipsky.
- 2015 Aug 19
Jane Austen, the Rom Com
The life of Jane Austen is being dramatized yet again in an upcoming romantic comedy called 'Jane by the Sea,' based on the novel by Carolyn V. Murray.
- 2015 Aug 12
'Just Kids' to the Small Screen
Showtime has acquired the rights to Patti Smith’s memoir, 'Just Kids,' for a limited series to be co-written and produced by Smith and John Logan.
- 2015 Aug 07
Will 'Goosebumps' Help the Books?
The movie, starring Jack Black, hits theaters on October 16, and may scare up a new audience for the books.
- 2015 Aug 06
Colin Farrell Joins Potter Spinoff
The Irish actor has joined the cast of Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
- 2015 Aug 05
'I was truly terrified'
Jason Segel on playing David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'
- 2015 Aug 04
Octavia Butler's 'Dawn' Headed to TV
TV producer Allen Bain recently acquired the adaptation rights to Butler's Lilith's Brood series, including 1987's "Dawn."
- 2015 Aug 03
The Man in the Movie
How 'End of the Tour' became a very David Foster Wallace kind of film.
- 2015 Jul 31
'Infinite Jest' Book Club
On the advice of a local bookstore owner, actor Jason Segel joined a book club to help him research his role as David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'
- 2015 Jul 30
CW Orders 'Little Women' Adaptation
The network is taking on a literary classic in one of its first script buys of the 2015/2016 development season.
- 2015 Jul 28
Read It Before Seeing It
'Paper Towns' and 21 other books to read before you see the movie.
- 2015 Jul 23
John Green Secures First Look Deal
'The Fault In Our Stars' and 'Paper Towns' author has been given a first-look producing deal by Fox 2000 Pictures President Elizabeth Gabler.
- 2015 Jul 21
'Dumplin'' for Disney
Disney is developing the dramedy movie 'Dumplin'' based on the upcoming Julie Murphy young adult novel.
- 2015 Jul 17
King's 'It' Has New Director
New Line’s feature adaptation of Stephen King’s 'It' has gained a new director — Andy Muschietti, who directed 2013’s 'Mama.'
- 2015 Jul 16
'Twilight' Director Taking on 'Stargirl'
Catherine Hardwicke is on board to direct an adaptation of the bestselling YA novel by Jerry Spinelli.
- 2015 Jul 14
'Fight Club,' the Rock Opera
Novelist Chuck Palahniuk tweeted news that his novel is being made into a rock opera by — if his tweet doesn’t deceive — Julie Taymor and David Fincher.
Lawrence Signs on to 'Rosie Project'
Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in 'The Rosie Project,' a romantic dramedy based on the novel by Graeme Simsion.
- 2015 Jul 13
Girl on the Train...in New York
The film version of 'The Girl on the Train' will reportedly be set in New York as opposed to London.
- 2015 Jun 30
Zadie Smith to Make Screenwriting Debut
The novelist has been recruited by Claire Denis for the writer-director’s new film, a space adventure set beyond our solar system.
- 2015 Jun 26
Potter Play Opening in West End
J.K. Rowling has confirmed that the play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will open in London in 2016.
- 2015 Jun 18
More Wolf Hall Likely
The director of hit TV drama 'Wolf Hall' has spoken to writer Hilary Mantel about making another series based on the as-yet-unfinished third book in her historical trilogy.
- 2015 Jun 17
'American Gods' Greenlit at Starz
Starz is moving forward with plans for a series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, to be shepherded by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.
- 2015 Jun 16
'Primates of Park Avenue' Gets Optioned
The film rights to Wednesday Martin's controversial book about wealthy Upper East Side women have been acquired by MGM.
- 2015 Jun 10
Hogwarts Hops the Pond
J.K. Rowling reveals a U.S. version of the wizards' school.
- 2015 Jun 05
Blunt in Talks for 'Girl on the Train'
Emily Blunt may star in the DreamWorks adaptation of Paula Hawkins's blockbuster debut thriller.
- 2015 Jun 01
Martin's 'GoT' Character Wish List
The five A Song of Ice and Fire characters George R.R. Martin wishes were on the TV adaptation of his books.
- 2015 May 28
Watch Jason Segel as DFW
The official trailer for 'The End of the Tour,' starring Segel as David Foster Wallace, and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky.
- 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).