From Page To Screen: Upcoming Film And TV Adaptations
November is nearly here, and there's a chill in the air that's making us want to head to the movies. So let’s take a look at the biggest and most noteworthy movie and television buzz from October. From action-packed trailers to exciting new YA adaptations, October was full of juicy tidbits. Take a look!
Christian Grey’s Brother
True Blood and former Brothers & Sisters actor Luke Grimes has been tapped to play Elliot, Christian Grey’s brother, in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film adaptation. With Jamie Dornan recently announced as the new Christian, it seems like we can expect more casting announcements in the coming months. Avid fans, what do you think of Luke as Elliot?
The Maze Runner Delayed, Fault in Our Stars Summer Shine
Fox announced the highly anticipated film adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner will now open on September 19, 2014, a far cry from its original February 14th release. Meanwhile, fellow YA lovers can rejoice over the June 6, 2014, release date for The Fault in Our Stars, the much talked about adaptation of John Green’s smash hit novel. Fox sure knows how to give and take, huh?
Chris Pine Tackles Jack Ryan
Earlier this month, reader favorite and bestselling author Tom Clancy passed away. Shortly afterwards, Paramount Pictures released the first official trailer for Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, their Chris Pine-led film based on Clancy’s popular character Jack Ryan, who most will remember from The Hunt for Red October. Directed by Kenneth Branaugh and co-starring Kiera Knightley, count us in.
CBS Buys a Zoo
CBS has acquired the rights to develop a drama based on James Patterson’s Zoo, in which a young scientist must race against the clock to figure out the cause behind a recent wave of violent animal attacks. Fans might remember hearing about this adaptation in the form of a feature film, but it looks as though television might be a better fit.
MacHale’s Sylo Set for the Big Screen
D.J. MacHale’s Sylo is being prepped by Fox 2000 to hit the big screen.The first in a trilogy, Sylo is a YA tale of a small island cut off from the mainland by the government, and the group of teens who escape only to find the island was protected from an invasion that has wiped out virtually all of mankind. As they await the film, readers can look forward to the second and third books, hitting shelves in 2014.
From Genovia to the Underworld
CBS has recently acquired rights to bring the Abandon trilogy to the big screen. Written by superstar and Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot, this modern retelling of the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades has quickly become a favorite amongst readers, and we can’t wait to see how it’s brought to life.
Outlander’s Jamie Fraser Comes to Life
Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series have been eagerly awaiting STARZ’s upcoming adaptation of the first book, and the network has been happy to keep fans in the loop. Their latest goodie was met with much fanfare. What is it? A photo of actor Sam Heughan in all his Jamie Fraser glory. Swoon.
Catching Fire Poised and Ready
Lionsgate recently released the final trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire movie, to give fans one last treat before the film hits theatres on November 22nd. Take a look:
Which upcoming adaptations are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments!