Little Fires Everywhere - Witherspoon and Washington

Reese Witherspoon is on a hot streak of starring in TV adaptations of acclaimed books. She was one of the leads in the ensemble cast of HBO’s Big Little Lies, which wrapped its second season earlier this year, and she can currently be seen on the AppleTV+ flagship series The Morning Show. Now she’s heading into another adaptation: Witherspoon joins Kerry Washington (Scandal) in Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere TV series, based on the 2017 best seller from author Celeste Ng. Check out the fiery first teaser below. Read More »

The Expatriates TV Series

Writer and director Lulu Wang made a huge splash this year with the Sundance selected indie sensation The Farewell. Though Wang herself didn’t score a nomination for directing from either the Indie Spirit Awards or Golden Globes, the film did, and it’s a fantastic showcase of her talents both on the page and behind the camera. Now she’ll get to flex those skills again with what will presumably be a bigger budget project in the form of an Amazon drama series called The Expatriates. Read More »

lovecraft movie

Mere months after David Benioff and D.B. Weiss parted ways with Star Wars over “scheduling issues,” the Game of Thrones co-creators have signed on to adapt the Vertigo graphic novel Lovecraft into a feature film for Warner Bros. The duo have signed on to produce the thus-far untitled thriller, but it is unknown if they will also direct the project.

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the dark half movie

Stephen King‘s The Dark Half is getting a second chance on the big screen thanks to Alex Ross Perry. Perry will write and direct a new adaptation of King’s horror novel, which was previously filmed by George A. Romero. The story concerns a writer whose pseudonym comes to life and starts murdering people. The inspiration came after King’s own pseudonym, Richard Bachman, was discovered.

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dune tone

Denis Villeneuve has described his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel Dune as “Star Wars for adults,” and it sounds like he’s taking the “adult” part of that description seriously. The latest actor in Villeneuve’s very attractive cast to chime in is Oscar Isaac, who teased the filmmaker’s dark and “shocking” vision for Dune. The Dune tone will be “nightmarish” and “brutalist,” according to Isaac, teasing a film that is radically different from past adaptations of Herbert’s dense 1965 novel.

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Kavalier and Clay and A Really Good Day

After years of failed attempts to reach the big screen, Michael Chabon‘s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is finally getting its long-awaited adaptation – not as a movie, but as a television series on Showtime.

Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, the husband and wife pair of acclaimed authors and television producers, have signed a new production pact with CBS TV Studios, and the CBS-owned Showtime is developing both a Kavalier and Clay TV show as well as a series based on Waldman’s A Really Good Day, which will star Veep actress Anna Chlumsky.
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High in the Clouds Movie

Paul McCartney may be best known for his historic career in music, but he’s about to take a dip into the filmmaking business for his next creative endeavor.

Netflix and Gaumont Animation, who previously collaborated on Bill Burr’s animated series F is for Family, are teaming up for an animated feature adaptation of High in the Clouds, a children’s adventure novel written by Paul McCartney, Geoff Dunbar, and Philip Ardag. And McCartney won’t just be sitting back and watching this movie get made.  Read More »

little women clip

It’s a conversation that plenty of people will have just heard from their relatives coming off the Thanksgiving holidays, and can probably look forward to hearing come Christmas: when will you get married? Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women may have been published in 1868, but it continues to prove itself timeless, especially in its depiction of meddling aunts. Meryl Streep plays the aunt in question in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film adaptation of Little Women, needling Saoirse Ronan‘s headstrong writer Jo March about her future in the latest Little Women clip.

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the outsider trailer hbo

A spooky new trailer for The Outsider gives us a longer look at HBO’s new Stephen King adaption. Based on King’s novel of the same name, the drama series involves what first appears to be an open-and-shut murder case. But evidence slowly begins to come to light that makes this story anything but ordinary. Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo, and Jason Bateman star in the show, which arrives in 2020. Watch The Outsider trailer below.

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borne tv series

Jeff VanderMeer’s novel Annihilation was adapted into an Alex Garland feature film that captivated critics but was largely ignored by major audiences. But perhaps his work will achieve greater success on the small screen. AMC is developing a TV series based on the Borne novels by the Annihilation writer, following a “scavenger in a ruined city of the future destroyed by an evil company [who] discovers a mysterious creature.”

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