anything you can imagine

It might sound hyperbolic, but Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings trilogy is something of a minor miracle. Jackson and company were able to adapt J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy series into three massive, all-encompassing, emotionally-driven and wholly exciting movies. The original film trilogy would end in massive box office returns, Oscar glory, and an ever-lasting legacy.

Ian Nathan‘s wonderful new book Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth takes readers on a journey through the films – from inception, to creation, and beyond (even the less-than-fantastic Hobbit movies are covered). We take a look at the book below, and include an exclusive excerpt.

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american gods sequel

Although American Gods has been plagued by behind-the-scenes issues, Neil Gaiman has divine hopes for the Starz series. The author teased that American Gods could run long enough to adapt his yet-unpublished sequel novel — if he finishes it by then.

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Anna and the Apocalypse Book

Have you heard about Anna and the Apocalypse yet? It’s the high school zombie Christmas musical coming to theaters just in time for the holidays this December. But the big screen won’t be the only place you can find the story of Anna as she faces a zombie apocalypse along with all the trials and tribulations of high school.

There will be an Anna and the Apocalypse novelization by Katherine Turner and Barry Waldo (based on the original screenplay by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry) that will dig even deeper into the characters from the truly unique film. We’ve got the entire first chapter to debut from the book, which you can find out more about below. Read More »

The Coen Brothers This Book Really Ties the Films Together

With The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together, film critic Adam Nayman takes readers on a journey through the singular filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen. From Blood Simple through Hail, Caesar!, Nayman chronicles what it is that makes the work of the Coens so incredible. “To move back and forth through the Coens’ career is to get caught in the loop,” Nayman writes in the Introduction, “like riding a merry-go-round through a house of mirrors.”

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Making of Fantastic Beasts Audiobook

Whenever a new blockbuster movie comes along, there are always plenty of featurettes that take you behind the scenes and usually an accompanying book that dives into the concept art created during development and pre-production. But the next Wizarding World sequel will take that to a new level.

Audible is teaming up with Pottermore and Warner Bros. Pictures to release an audiobook called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Makers, Mysteries and Magic, which will dive into the making of the Harry Potter spin-off sequel due in theaters this fall. And to make the experience that much more immersive, it will feature the voices of the film’s cast. Find out more below. Read More »

halloween novelization

If watching the new Halloween movie won’t be enough to satisfy your Michael Myers craving this October, you’re in luck: an official Halloween novelization is arriving to coincide with the film release. John Passarella penned the novelization, which will hit bookstores a few days after Halloween opens in theaters everywhere.

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Pop-Up Book

We’re still a few months away from getting another movie in the wizarding world of Harry Potter with the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in November. But the month before will give Harry Potter fans something else cool to hold them over.

In October, a trio of new Harry Potter books will be hitting shelves. No, they won’t expand the mythology of the world like Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but they will give fans a new way to explore the wizarding world in the form of an intricate pop-up book, a detailed, die-cut dive into the creatures of Harry Potter, and an informative book with all the details and instruction they need to create their own magical adventures in cinema. Read More »

stranger things books

It’ll be a long wait until Stranger Things season 3 arrives sometime in 2019, but how about a little bit of…strange reading to bide the time? Your homework for the next season of the Netflix series is coming this fall: A series of Stranger Things books will be arriving at a store near you.

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Steven Spielberg Interview

In the new book James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, the renowned filmmaker sits down with Guillermo del Toro, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and more to get their perspectives on the importance and impact of the sci-fi genre.

Below, you can read an exclusive excerpt from the interview Cameron conducted with Steven Spielberg.

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solo concept art

Solo: A Star Wars Story is now playing in theaters everywhere. Also available: The Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story, a book loaded with great concept art that tracks the creation of the film’s many worlds and characters.

Below, check out some exclusive Solo concept art from The Art of Solo.

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