Although the winter months can seem to drag on and on (and on ... ), there's no shortage of exciting new film and TV announcements. Who knows, your favorite book may be heading to a screen near you! We're ready to grab our bag of popcorn and get comfy on the couch or in a theater, and hopefully so are you! Take a look at the latest book-to-film buzz and let us know which adaptations you're most excited to see!
American Gods Continues to Live
Although a deal with HBO fell through, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods could still be coming to a television screen near you. Stefanie Berk at Freemantle Media recently acquired the rights to the book and we — along with the rest of Gaiman’s many fans — are eager to see where the adaptation goes from here.
Joanne Fluke’s Mystery Series Makes for an Enticing TV Treat
Joanne Fluke’s popular Hannah Swensen cozy mystery series may also be making the move from page to screen now that the foodie series has been optioned for TV. This series stars Hannah, a Midwestern baker who must balance her business, two boyfriends and the many murders that occur in her Minnesota hometown. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a hit TV show, no?
Red Rising Continues To...Well, Rise
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising has been the most talked about book of the season and its tremendous success continues to grow with the announcement that World War Z director Marc Forster is set to direct the book’s big-screen adaptation. What’s most exciting is that Brown will be writing the script himself, making us hopeful for a faithful translation from book to screen.
Summit Releases New Divergent Sneak Peek
The highly anticipated movie version of Veronica Roth’s Divergent is only a handful of weeks away and Summit Entertainment took advantage of the Winter Olympics crowds to release a new trailer. Check it out below and be sure to catch the movie when it opens on March 21st!
Bradley Cooper and American Blood
Warner Bros. studios recently acquired rights to bestselling author Ben Sanders’s upcoming crime story, American Blood, and Bradley Cooper is set to star in and produce the film. The project was sold based on a 50-page proposal. The full-length novel will be released by Macmillan in Fall 2015. Consider our curiosity piqued.
This is just a sample of what's to come, so be sure to check back next month for even more exciting movie buzz!