Thursday, 3 April 2014

From Page to Screen (8)

So... Hi. I've been a very crappy blogger recently (it feels like that's what always sparks these posts...). Anyway, I decided to do a book to movie post seeing as I've not posted a review in a few weeks.

Before I get to the updates:

Have any of you seen the Divergent movie yet? Or Vampire Academy? What'd you think?

Trailers, stills, etc.:
  • The first trailer for The Giver by Lois Lowry was released. I think some stills were released too:

  • The trailer for The Maze Runner was released (and there's been a bunch of stills, you'll probably find those here):

  • A new featurette type thing for The Fault in Our Stars was released and it includes some new footage:

Casting news, rights sold, and other stuff:
  • Paper Towns is being made into a movie (hopefully this means the Looking for Alaska one will get made too). Nat Wolff will be starring as Quentin (I approve so hard, he's awesome). John Green will be an executive producer this time and it's the same team that made the TFiOS movie.
  • Melina Marchetta talked a little bit about the Jellicoe Road movie on her blog (seeing as it's one of my favourite books, this makes me ridiculously happy). She talks about differences and similarities between the script and the book and she shares ten facts about the script (I adore this quote from the script that is new and not from the book: "My dad says ghosts only reveal themselves when they’re waiting for someone to join them.")
  • Lionsgate has bought the rights to The Outliers (the first in a fantasy trilogy that will be released in 2015). Reese Witherspoons production company is one of the ones producing.
  • Sofia Coppola may be directing a live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
  • Warner Brothers are making a movie based on the Peter Pan story. Garrett Hedlund is playing Captain Hook with Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard (love those choices). Rooney Mara is in negotiations to play Tiger Lilly which I'm really not cool with considering the character should be Native American.
  • This one is pretty old news, but I'm one of the books more recent fangirls, so... Paullina Simons talked about the movie adaptation of The Bronze Horseman on her blog (post from last year) and she also did an interview more recently with a Henry Cavill fansite where she talked about the movie a bit.
  • And, older news but still, Felicity Jones might be starring in the adaptation of Rebecca Serle's When You Were Mine.
TV adaptations:
  • The 100 just started last week. I've seen a lot of mixed reviews of it, but I actually enjoyed the first episode (it helped that they cast a couple of actors from an Australian soap opera I used to watch). I didn't realise it was based on a book, but apparently it is (and Julie has reviewed it).
  • Black Sails - So the first season of this is already finished (it's only 6 episodes) and it's not a really faithful adaptation, but it's inspired by Treasure Island. Well, it's intended as a sort of prequel. Anyway, I really like it.
There's probably a lot that I've missed, if you can think of anything let me know (and tell me your thoughts on any of the updates).



  1. Read The 100, liked it but the TV show seems to be getting worse with each episode. Not sure if I'll continue to watch. Saw The Maze Runner trailer, loved it probably because of Stiles from Teen Wolf. Bought the book on my Kindle so I can read it before the movie.

    1. Kaya Scodelario and Dylan O'Brien are my main reason for wanting to see The Maze Runner. I'm sick of reading dystopian YA though, so I don't think I'll be reading the book unless the movie turns out to be really awesome (normally I'd try to read the book first,but the dystopian flood post-Hunger Games has just totally burned me out on the genre).



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