- 2017 Sep 19
What's Up With 'Good Omens'?
'Entertainment Weekly' lays out the ins and outs of Amazon's upcoming literary adaptation of the Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett apocalypse satire.
- 2017 Sep 18
'The Handmaid's Tale' Takes the Emmy
Hulu took home the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the pilot of its Margaret Atwood novel adaptartion.
- 2017 Sep 15
New GRMM Adaptation Is Flying Along
Things are looking very good for Syfy's upcoming TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin's sci-fi horror tale 'Nightflyers.'
- 2017 Sep 13
AMC Series on Black Lives Matter Book
AMC is developing a drama based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book 'They Can’t Kill Us All.'
Danny Strong on His Salinger Biopic
Now that he's profiled the 'Catcher in the Rye' author in film form, the 'Buffy: The Vampire Slayer' veteran wants to write a Trump movie.
- 2017 Sep 06
Casey Affleck to Star in 'Stoner'
Following an Oscar victory, Affleck is set to star in a film based on the novel of the same name by John Williams.
- 2017 Sep 01
Book-to-Film Adaptations Still to Come
From 'Murder on the Orient Express' to 'Tulip Fever,' browse the 18 page-to-screen outings to expect for the rest of the year.
- 2017 Aug 24
Talese and Didion Come to Netflix
The streaming service will release documentaries on Joan Didion and an adaptation of Gay Talese’s controversial 'Voyeur' later this year.
- 2017 Aug 11
Dennis Cooper Moves to the Big Screen
The novelist, now 64 and living in France after a life living in Los Angeles, has turned to film for his next project.
- 2017 Aug 10
Octavia Butler Comes to TV
Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King’s Macro, and Victoria Mahoney will adapt the author's sci-fi novel 'Dawn' for the small screen.
- 2017 Aug 09
New Line Nabs Cop Book Rights
A book proposal for an untitled novel on the first women to join Boston’s police department in the ’70s will be adapted as a Melissa McCarthy vehicle.
- 2017 Aug 08
Netflix Buys Millarworld
The streaming video company has made its first acquisition, the comics publisher named after storied comics writer Mark Millar.
- 2017 Jul 19
Nine True Crime Books Headed to Screens
Check out the crime cases in books such as 'The Stranger Beside Me' before they hit both TV and theaters.
- 2017 Jul 11
Barry Jenkins Adapts Baldwin
For his follow-up to the Oscar-winning 'Moonlight,' the director will bring James Baldwin's 'If Beale Street Could Talk' to the silver screen
- 2017 Jun 30
Reading the Hollywood Memoir
Carolyn Kellogg on why her guilty reading pleasures this summer are Hollywood stories.
- 2017 Jun 28
Seeing '1984' With Orwell’s Son
The 73-year-old son of George Orwell attends the Broadway adaptation of his father's most famous novel.
- 2017 Jun 26
David Bowie's Aborted '1984' Film
Bowie wanted a televised musical adaptation of the novel—or so he told William S. Burroughs in a 1974 'Rolling Stone' interview.
- 2017 Jun 23
Why Hollywood Loves Stephen King
It’s a particularly fruitful year for the bestselling author—but what makes his work so consistently popular?
- 2017 Jun 22
Fifty Shades of Cuts and Bruises
E.L. James’s battles with director Sam Taylor-Johnson are part of a long tradition of Hollywood's conflicts with authors of works being adapted.
- 2017 Jun 19
'1984' Comes to Broadway
Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge headline a 'volatile town hall meeting' of a stage adaptation of Orwell's classic novel.
- 2017 Jun 15
The Land of Stories Goes to Hollywood
Twentieth Century Fox and 21 Laps are teaming with Chris Colfer to adapt his best-selling fantasy series for the big screen.
- 2017 May 24
A Literary Guide to 'Twin Peaks'
The original iteration of David Lunch and Mark Frost's beautiful, bonkers show was abundant with literary references. Here's the lowdown.
Elisabeth Moss's Next Adaption
The 'Handmaid’s Tale' star will star in, and executive produce, a series about Typhoid Mary, to be based on Mary Beth Keane’s novel 'Fever.'
- 2017 May 22
More Margaret Atwood in Your TV
Netflix is hopping on the Atwood train started by Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' with its own miniseries based on 'Alias Grace.'
- 2017 May 19
Elena Ferrante Brings Kids to TV
Children and parents gathered last week in Naples, Italy, for a casting call for the HBO adaptation of Ferrante’s novel 'My Brilliant Friend.'
- 2017 May 18
Hollywood Is 'Lovecraft Country'
'Get Out' writer-director Jordan Peele's production company is teaming with J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot to adapt Matt Ruff's 2016 novel for HBO.
- 2017 May 17
An Amy Krouse Rosenthal Movie
Universal has bought the movie rights to the 'New York Times' column “You May Want to Marry My Husband.”
- 2017 May 12
Witherspoon to Adapt Two Novels
Reese Witherspoon’s new company Hello Sunshine has set up to produce 'Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine' and 'Something in the Water.'
- 2017 May 11
'Anne With An E' Succeeds
The new Netflix adaptation of 'Anne of Green Gables' is true to the spirit of the L.M. Montgomery novel, but it also reads between the lines.
- 2017 May 05
The 'Cursed Child' Heads to Broadway
The smash-hit London play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will open on Broadway next April 22.
- 2017 May 03
'13 Reasons' and a Trigger Warning
Netflix will add a warning to the start of '13 Reasons Why,' its series about a teenager’s suicide, as an extra precaution for viewers.
- 2017 Apr 27
Ta-Nehisi Coates At the Apollo
'Between the World and Me,' the award-winning book exploring racial injustice in America, will hit the Apollo stage next April.
- 2017 Apr 17
Cynthia Nixon's 'Emily Thing'
In the new biopic 'A Quiet Passion,' the actor plays an Emily Dickinson who is quick to dazzle with her wit but often turns away visitors.
- 2017 Apr 14
Your Literary Guide to Cannes 2017
Of the 18 films in the main competition at the French film festival that are vying for the Palme d'Or, five have literary origins.
Salinger’s Nightmare: A Nosy Filmmaker
An unemployed actor tracked down J.D. Salinger to get his permission to adapt 'The Catcher in the Rye.'
- 2017 Apr 11
'Hillbilly' Goes To Hollywood
Imagine Entertainment has acquired film rights to J.D. Vance’s memoir 'Hillbilly Elegy.' Ron Howard will direct and produce.
- 2017 Apr 10
Barthelme's 'Snow White' Hits the Stage
The stage adaptation of Donald Barthelme’s 1967 novel will have its world premiere on Friday, in Houston.
- 2017 Mar 24
'The Handmaid's Tale' Readies for Hulu
The full trailer for Hulu's television adaptation of the novel shows the rise of Margaret Atwood's dystopia.
- 2017 Mar 23
'Lincoln in the Bardo' Goes to Hollywood
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman have acquired movie rights to the bestselling novel from George Saunders that hit shelves last month.
- 2017 Mar 21
Walt Whitman At the Drug Court
Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s new documentary project, “Whitman, Alabama,” pairs Alabama court cases with poetic verse.
- 2017 Mar 20
George R.R. Martin, Cinema King
The 'Game of Thrones' author will open a new film studio, Stagecoach Foundation, based in his hometown, Santa Fe, N.M.
- 2017 Mar 10
Warner Bros. to Adapt 'The Mothers'
Kerry Washington will adapt Brit Bennett's debut novel, which centers on a big secret in a small black community in Southern California.
- 2017 Mar 09
Ferrante Novels Head to TV
Italian director Saverio Costanzo has signed on to direct and to help write a 32-part series based on the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante.
- 2017 Mar 01
Benedict Cumberbatch is Patrick Melrose
Showtime has ordered 'Melrose,' a five-part limited series adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's novels to be produced by its star.
- 2017 Feb 22
'Native Son' Gets the Screen Treatment
Suzan-Lori Parks and Rashid Johnson are adapting Richard Wright’s novel to film.
- 2017 Jan 23
Archie vs. Zombies
How a 76-year-old gang of comics teenagers wound up fighting the undead and starring in a sex-infused murder-mystery show on the CW.
- 2017 Jan 06
Read It Before You See It
Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, and many more authors will see their books adapted to film and TV in 2017.
- 2017 Jan 03
Which Books Are Coming to TV in 2017?
The new year brings a new crop of shows ripped from works by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, and Lemony Snicket.
- 2016 Dec 05
A Sneak Peek at 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Elisabeth Moss, speaking to the novel's Hulu adaptation, said "we never wanted the show to be this relevant."
- 2016 Nov 23
A Cinematic Return to 'Dune'
Legendary has picked up the film and television rights to the classic science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the company announced Monday.
- 2016 Oct 19
Paramount Options VanderMeer's 'Borne'
With the highly anticipated 'Annihilation' set to bow next year, the studio is looking to stay in the Jeff VanderMeer business.
- 2016 Oct 05
POW! Picks Up 'The Cartographers'
The production company has optioned "The Cartographers," a story in Alexander Weinstein’s debut collection, 'Children of the New World.'
- 2016 Sep 09
'American Pastoral' in Toronto
Ewan McGregor discusses his directorial debut as the Philip Roth adaptation hits the Toronto Film Festival.
- 2016 Sep 07
Greg vs. 'The Homo Sapiens Agenda'
DC Comics television guru Greg Berlanti will direct an adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s YA bestseller.
- 2016 Aug 24
'A Little Life' on Television
Hanya Yanagihara's 'A Little Life' has been optioned as a limited series by Scott Rudin.
- 2016 Aug 12
Adapting 'Le Petit Prince'
Pity the person who tries to adapt Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 'Le Petit Prince.' Just ask Orson Welles.
- 2016 Aug 09
George R.R. Martin is Back on TV
Universal Cable Productions has acquired the rights to develop Martin’s anthology series Wild Cards.
- 2016 Jul 27
Whither the Serialized Book?
Can serialized fiction à la Dickens convert binge watchers of shows like 'Game of Thrones' into binge readers?
- 2016 Jul 26
Adapting Philip Roth to Film
James Schamus speaks to the difficulty of adapting Roth's 'Indignation,' which hits theaters Friday, to film.
- 2016 Mar 23
Ringo Starr's Book Greenlit for TV?
'Octopus Garden,' the children's book based on the Beatles song, could become an animated TV series.
- 2016 Mar 16
'Miss Peregrine' On Camera
Check out the new trailer for Tim Burton's film adaptation of Ransom Rigg's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.'
- 2016 Feb 29
10 Books Headed to Theaters
Read it before you see it with this list of page-to-screen adaptations, including Tim Crothers' 'The Queen of Katwe.'
Books Dominate Oscars 2016
Here's a look at why books such as 'Brooklyn' and 'The Martian' were among the best picture nominees at this year’s Academy Awards.
- 2016 Feb 16
A Preview of ‘11.22.63’
The showrunner behind Hulu's adaptation of Stephen King's '11.22.63' said the series will stay "very true" to the book.
- 2016 Feb 11
MTV Picks Up '99 Days'
MTV is developing a half-hour single camera comedy based on Katie Cotugno's bestselling '99 Days.'
- 2016 Feb 10
Elena Ferrante Novels Green-Lit for TV
An Italian TV production company and Fandango are developing Elena Ferrante's 'Neapolitan Novels' into a television series.
- 2016 Feb 09
Seven Book-Based Oscar Nominations
Here are seven Oscar-nominated titles you may not know are based on books, including Avery Corman's 'Kramer vs. Kramer.'
- 2016 Jan 26
Weinstein Previews 'War And Peace'
Award-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein promises that his 'War And Peace' TV miniseries is "sexy" and "spectacular."
- 2016 Jan 25
'Revenant' Bumps Small Press Sales
The small university press that owns the rights to 'The Revenant' novel is seeing a spike in sales thanks to the success of its new film adaptation.
- 2015 Dec 17
Six Bizarre ‘Star Wars’ Books
Prepare for the theatrical release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with six unusual titles including 'The Star Wars Cook Book.'
- 2015 Dec 16
'Star Wars' Writer Talks Han Solo
Looking ahead to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sequels, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan revealed how to cast a young Han Solo.
- 2015 Nov 02
The Man Behind 'The Martian'
Andy Weir opens up about the film based on his book, including what Ridley Scott got wrong about Mars.
- 2015 Oct 30
Adrian Lyne Joins 'Silent Wife'
The Oscar-nominated director of 'Fatal Attraction' will oversee Nicole Kidman in the new thriller 'The Silent Wife.'
- 2015 Oct 21
7 Self-Published Books Turned Movies
Read the stories of seven self-published books that ultimately found mainstream success and were adapted into films.
- 2015 Oct 16
5 Books with Page to Screen Struggles
Here are five books that had a difficult path from the page to the screen, including this week's new theatrical release 'Goosebumps.'
- 2015 Oct 15
'Goosebumps' on the Big Screen
Reviews for the new kid-friendly horror film are in, and it looks like fun for the whole family.
- 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.