James Franco really, really wanted to adapt Stephen King's 11.22.63 himself—but found out when he asked the famous author about getting the rights to the project that it had already been...
Quentin Tarantino is kind of notorious for talking up projects that never actually get made. Kill Bill Vol. 3 might be the most famous example, but there’s also the Vega Brothers spinoff, Killer Crow, a 1930s gangster flick… the list goes on. Show More Summary
Networks want to adapt the hugely popular British reality competition for American audiences -- but it's more difficult than it looks.
I presume everyone else is as skeptical as I am about Syfy suddenly deciding they want to adapt classic books like this and Childhood's End, right? I mean, even my very favorite thing on the net...
Well, it sounds like the studio is making some progress on the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Darker. E.L. James reportedly wanted to adapt the second novel in the trilogy into a script herself. She worked with screenwriter...Show More Summary
Quality period dramas are British television’s bread and butter, so when the BBC wanted to adapt Jennifer Worth’s books about being a nurse and midwife in East London in the 1950s, it gave audiences another great programme for viewing. Show More Summary
There’s just something about David Foster Wallace‘s writing that makes people want to adapt it. We’ve written about this phenomenon before – there have been Infinite Jest-inspired radio tributes and music videos, series of illustrations, even a novel-in-legos. Interest in adapting Wallace’s work doesn’t seem to be slowing, and earlier this month Public Theatre put on an […]
Gotta tell you, the CIA onesie, coupled with multiple stories like this about Melville House making a trade version make me want to adapt the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture as a boardbook. Maybe over the Christmas break. Maybe...Show More Summary
It's an arms race out there in superhero-movie-land. Seems like everybody wants to adapts comics into something else. That's cool. But let's not forget the ancestral medium whence all that excitement originates. Because comics had a damn good year this year. Read more...
From Mortal Kombat to Doom to Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, movies adapted from video games have a reputation for not being worthy of their source material. Still, that doesn’t stop studios from trying to buck the trend, eternally hoping that what’s enjoyable and popular in one form has got to be at least worth checking out in another. Show More Summary
The GIRLS creator wants to adapt the book CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY.
In the future, as we flee regions made unlivable by climate change, we'll want to adapt quickly to new habitats. That's why we need the inventions of Maja Smrekar, an artist who works with scientists to create visions of the future — and glimpses of our evolutionary past. Read more...
Some ambitious production company has decided in the wake of Fifty Shades of Grey to adapt Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty Trilogy into a television show. HOO BOY. Good luck with that, y'all. Read more...
PopMatters profiled a filmmaker who wants to adapt James Joyce's novel Ulysses into a video game. Paste listed the best live albums of all time. NPR Music is streaming the new J Mascis album Tied to a Star. Lumina interviewed...
James Franco directed an adaption of the Cormac McCarthy novel Child of God, which opens in some theaters on August 1. But Franco also wanted to adapt McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian, and even Franco admits the book seems like an “un-filmable” novel. Show More Summary
This is a bit of an unusual story. Most of the times when we mention a movie studio and a novel in the same article, it's to announce that a studio has scooped up the rights of a novel, often one that is best-selling and/or penned by a hot author. Show More Summary
There are two movies down and two movies to go if Lifetime wants to adapt all four of V.C. Andrews' first book series about the incestuous, dysfunctional Dollenganger family -- rumor has it that the network plans to adapt the third and fourth novels. Show More Summary
Electric Cloud, a company that offers continuous delivery products, services and support to businesses that want to adapt this software design practice, today announced that it has closed a $12 million Series E round with participation from Siemens' Venture Capital, US Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, RRE Ventures and Rembrandt Venture Partners. Show More Summary
Doctors normally use MRI to look inside the body to examine organs and tissue, for instance to find tumors and other abnormalities. Now, biological engineers in the US want to adapt the scanning technology to work on a much smaller scale. Show More Summary
Edward Norton has wanted to adapt Jonathan Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn since it came out, but finding financing was almost as difficult as solving Frank Minna’s murder. Now, Brett Ratner has agreed to fund the film with Norton directing and starring as Lionel Essrog.