From Page to Screen: Upcoming Film and TV Adaptations
Spring is the perfect time to breathe new life into some of our favorite things. So what better season than to talk about exciting upcoming screen adaptations of our favorite books? We've rounded up all the latest announcements and this month, there's a little something for everyone! So get your popcorn ready and enjoy the show!
The Goldfinch Takes Flight
Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch has quickly won over critics and readers alike. But will it win over TV audiences? We sure think so! The rights for a limited TV series have been optioned to producer Nina Jacobson, who is most known for her work on The Hunger Games films. Be sure to tell us in the comments who you’d choose to be on the show!
Coben’s Missing You Finds a New Audience
Warner Bros. has announced they’ve secured the film rights to Harlan Coben’s newest release, Missing You. The studio will oversee the film in conjunction with RatPac Entertainment. In Missing You, a NYPD detective stumbles upon her ex-fiancé on a dating website, which leads her to a complex and dangerous catfish scheme orchestrated by a killer. Meanwhile, Coben’s Six Years is also still under development at Paramount.
The Fault In Our … Paper Towns?
The producers and screenwriters from the film adaptation of John Green's bestselling YA The Fault in Our Stars shouldn't pack things in just yet. The crew will be reuniting to bring Green's Paper Towns to the big screen, too! You can read more about the deal, and the novel, here.
The Hunchback Returns
Oscar-nominated director Roland Joffé is set to adapt Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame for a new TV series entitled Ugly. The intriguing-sounding series will closely follow the titular character in his struggles to be accepted by society. Set in 17th-century France, it is sure to please period drama lovers everywhere.
The Wolfman Rises
NYPD auxiliary officer-turned-author Nicholas Pekearo’s 2008 novel, The Wolfman, is set to grace the big screen via the vision of Macmillan Entertainment and Everest Entertainment Group. Pekearo died seven years ago while on duty, so it’s bittersweet to see his work take on a new life. The Wolfman stars a wayward man who’s a werewolf, and his struggles to come to terms with who and what he is while protecting the innocent.
The Maze Runner First Look
20th Century Fox recently released the first trailer for the highly anticipated adaptation of James Dashner’s YA dystopian novel, The Maze Runner. The film stars Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien and is set to hit theatres this September. Check out the trailer below:
This is just a sample of what's to come, so be sure to check back next month for even more exciting movie buzz!