Readers who also love to go to the movies or curl up in front of the TV have several reasons to cheer. Recently there has been a surplus of news about upcoming projects that will adapt favorite reads into movies and TV shows — and in some cases, the process will go in the opposite direction. Find out which of these adaptations are making our TBS (To Be Seen) List and find out which upcoming television series re-boots have us anxious for more news!
When it comes to news about upcoming romance novels making their way to screen, this month it’s news about two novels authored by men that have caught our attention.
Nicholas Sparks’ adaptations just keep on coming, this April the adaptation of The Lucky One comes to theaters starring the positively delectable (if slightly young) Zac Efron. And we know that Safe Haven is currently in the works. However, Sparks' 2011 novel The Best of Me has also been purchased by Warner Brothers. (And talk about being an early bird, this company bought the rights before the book has even been written!) The story starts in 1984 when a pair of high school sweethearts, from opposite sides of the tracks, are torn apart by circumstances outside of their control. But now, back in town for a funeral, will this couple rekindle the fire they used to have? According to Deadline.com J. Mills Goodloe, who worked on 2007’s Pride and 2002’s A Gentlemen’s Game is set to adapt the project.
The second book to movie adaptation from a man is by an unknown author, Stephen Kiernan’s debut tale The Curiosity, has been acquired by 20th Century Fox. His novel is one part romance and one part scientific thriller. It follows a man who was cryogenically frozen 100 years ago, and “thaws” to life in modern America where he quickly becomes a curiosity. As he tries to navigate his new life in the media spotlight and the controversy he’s caused with the religious conservatives, that’s not the only thing filling up this man’s free time. He also begins a relationship with a beautiful young scientist who is from this century.
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