Universal Picks Up 'Locke & Key'

Universal Picks Up 'Locke & Key,' Plans to Make Feature Film

News by Christopher Shultz June 20, 2013
The graphic novel from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is tentatively headed for the big screen.
Fifty Shades Movie Sam Taylor-Johnson

'Fifty Shades' Movie Gets a Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

News by Christopher Shultz June 20, 2013
A much-coveted gig in Hollywood, sought by the likes of Gus Van Sant, has gone to a relative newcomer.
James Franco Crowdfunding 'Palo Alto'

James Franco Crowdfunding an Adaption of His Book 'Palo Alto'

News by Christopher Shultz June 19, 2013
The Man of 1,000 Avocations is back, and this time he needs your help!

Why Do We Read Novelizations?

Column by Christopher Shultz June 5, 2013
Despite their reputation as sub-literature and waning popularity within the tie-in market, novels adapted from blockbuster movies continue to appear on bookshelves. So what's the appeal?
Trailer for James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

Trailer for James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying' Released

News by Christopher Shultz May 14, 2013
The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Franco! He can do anything, even adapt Faulkner's unfilmable novel to the screen. It looks like he did a pretty decent job.
Gus Van Sant 'Fifty Shades' Test Reel

Gus Van Sant Shoots 'Fifty Shades' Test Reel

News by Christopher Shultz April 24, 2013
The filmmaker has eyes on bringing E.L. James' novel to the big screen, and he's got a steamy sex scene on camera to prove it.

Book vs. Film vs. Audience: The Shining and Room 237

Column by Karina Wilson April 8, 2013
Documentary Room 237 explores some of the convoluted theories behind the meaning of "The Shining," wrenching it further away than ever from Stephen King's original authorship. What gives?
'The Man in the High Castle' for SyFy

Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K. Dick's 'The Man in the High Castle' for SyFy

News by Christopher Shultz February 14, 2013
The 'Blade Runner' director plans to bring us another Dick-adapted vision of the future, this time on the small screen.
Trailer For Kerouac's 'Big Sur'

Trailer For Kerouac's 'Big Sur' Released, Looks Better Than 'On The Road'

News by Christopher Shultz
The new Kerouac adaptation looks pretty good, but will the shadow of its more famous, arguably overrated big brother hurt its chances at the box office?
Guillermo del Toro in Talks to Direct ‘Justice League Dark’ Adaptation

Guillermo del Toro in Talks to Direct ‘Justice League Dark’ Adaptation

News by Dan Shewan November 12, 2012
Guillermo del Toro, the creative force behind Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, is discussing the possibility of directing a big-screen adaptation of DC Comics’ Justice League Dark series.

From Page To Screen: The 10 Best Film Adaptations Of Classic Novels

Column by Meredith Borders November 9, 2012
In anticipation of Joe Wright's ANNA KARENINA, a list of the best ever movies based on classic literature.
First Full ‘World War Z’ Trailer

First Full ‘World War Z’ Trailer Released

News by Dan Shewan November 9, 2012
The first full trailer for Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brooks' 'World War Z' has been released.
Jeff Bridges 'The Giver'

'The Giver' One Step Closer to the Big Screen

News by Christopher Shultz November 8, 2012
With a screenwriter, director, and producer/star apparently on board, Lois Lowry's YA novel may soon grace movie theatres.
James Franco: Child of God, As I Lay Dying

James Franco Is Busy Shooting The Classics

News by Benoît Lelièvre October 16, 2012
James Franco is keeping himself busy nowadays. He's making not one, but two classic southern novels into films. And we have the photos to prove it.

Book vs. Film vs. Mini Series: The Shining

Column by Karina Wilson June 26, 2012
King vs. Kubrick vs. King? Who gets to smack who down in the three-way Tragedy of the Overlook Hotel?
'Attack The Block' Director Joe Cornish Signs On For 'Snow Crash'

'Attack The Block' Director Joe Cornish Signs On For 'Snow Crash'

News by Kimberly Turner
There's been talk of a film adaption Neal Stephenson's 'Snow Crash' for years. The latest news: Joe Cornish, director of 2011 cult favorite 'Attack The Block,' will write and direct. Is he up for it?

LURID: Jaws - Back In The Water

Column by Karina Wilson May 29, 2012
Happy Memorial Day! Now's as good a time as any to start thinking about your beach reads for the lazy days of summer 2012. So Lurid takes another look at the much-maligned 1970s bestseller, 'Jaws.'

Great Book, Crap Film: 5 Adaptations That Truly Suck

Column by Cath Murphy April 9, 2012
Great books don't always make great films. Here are five key examples of good books that attempted the jump to the big screen and fell flat on their faces.

Don't Judge A Comic Book By Its Movie

Column by BH Shepherd March 6, 2012
A few great comics to seek out, and why you should avoid their film adaptations.

The Top 10 Book to Film Adaptations That Were Actually Good

Column by John Jarzemsky December 29, 2011
A list of films that have defied the conventions of the old adage "the book is always better!"

Behold! The Unfilmable: The Literary Adaptations of David Cronenberg

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky November 25, 2011
A detailed look at the literary leanings of cult filmmaker, David Cronenberg.

From Silk Purses to Sows’ Ears

Column by Ed Sikov October 28, 2011
When It Comes to Books Made Into Movies, Middlebrow Assumptions Are Invariably Stupid

Book vs. Film: Winter's Bone

Column by Tina Estlin Page October 6, 2011
There’s something moving under, under the ice.