From Page to Screen: Upcoming Film and TV Adaptations
With the new year well under way, it’s time to take a look at this year’s biggest movies and the buzz surrounding them. If you’re craving news about Warner Bros.’s upcoming Peter Pan adaptation or need some Fifty Shades of Grey updates, then you’ve come to the right place! So sit back, relax and enjoy all these exciting film and TV updates!
Rosemary’s Baby Lands Its Star
Star Trek and Avatar star Zoe Saldana is slated star in NBC’s four-hour Rosemary’s Baby miniseries. Adapted from the 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin, Zoe will take on Mia Farrow's famed role as Rosemary, who, after finally getting pregnant, begins to suspect her husband and neighbors have other plans in mind for the child. Zoe has proved to be a formidable and talented actress, and we can’t wait to see her in a new light!
Vampire Academy Moves Up
Fans eagerly awaiting the big screen adaptation of Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy will delight in this tidbit of news. Instead of releasing on February 14, the film will now debut one week earlier on February 7. When you're finishing doing your happy dance, here's a new trailer for the flick:
Joe Wright’s Pan Hooks Stars
Pride and Prejudice director Joe Wright has been hard at work on Pan, a new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan tale. It was recently announced that Tron: Legacy hunk Garrett Hedlund may have landed the coveted role of Captain Hook. While Colin O’Donoghue is already playing a swoon-worthy version of Hook on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, we certainly don’t mind adding Garrett to the pirate-y mix. Additionally, Hugh Jackman has signed up to play Captain Blackbeard. Let the obsession with hot pirates begin!
Down The Rabbit Hole Once More
Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his obnoxiously hilarious character Borat, as well as his turn in Les Miserables, may be joining Disney’s Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to the 2010 Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland. Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp are set to return as Alice and the Mad Hatter, and Sacha is sure to bring even more awesomeness to the film, should negotiations go as planned.
First Look at The Giver
Entertainment Weekly revealed the first images from the highly anticipated adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver, which actor Jeff Bridges had been trying to get to the big screen for 20 years. The new photos show Bridges, who's playing the titular role, and Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, the story's main character. Judging by these photos, the film will have a nice, sleek look to it and we can't wait to see more! To see the photos, click here.
Fifty Shades of Grey Dish
At this week’s Sundance Film Festival, Fifty Shades of Grey producer Michael de Luca spoke about the highly anticipated adaptation of EL James’s smash book. He assured the many, many fans of the books that the film will be faithful to James's words. He also commented on how great it’s been working with Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director, and James herself. To read his comments, check out Deadline’s original article here.
But the big Fifty Shades news came in the form of the first teaser poster for the film, unveiled in select cities across the United States. We love how simple and classy it is, let us know what you think in the comments.
Which upcoming adaptations are you looking forward to the most? For even more exciting announcements, check out last month's buzz!