High Rise, Ben Wheatley

'Kill List' Creators Set To Adapt J.G. Ballard's 'High Rise'

News by Christopher Shultz August 30, 2013
Director Ben Wheatley and writer Amy Jump are teaming up with estemmed producer Jeremy Thomas to finally bring the novel to the big screen.
New Teaser For James Franco's 'Child Of God'

New Teaser For James Franco's 'Child Of God' Adaptation

News by Christopher Shultz August 29, 2013
The unstopable actor-turned-director gives us a glimpse of his Cormac McCarthy adaptation.
The Stand, Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck No Longer Attached To 'The Stand' Remake, New Writer/Director In Talks

News by Christopher Shultz August 26, 2013
With Affleck a little busy at the moment, Warner Bros needs someone else to remake the Stephen King book.
Five New Books on the Way From J.D. Salinger

Five New Books on the Way From J.D. Salinger

News by Dean Fetzer August 26, 2013
The new documentary on the reclusive writer claims the estate has a number of manuscripts Salinger left to be published after his death.
Universal Studios

Universal Studios Launches Screenwriters Fellowship

News by Christopher Shultz August 19, 2013
The Emerging Writers Fellowship will select a small number of aspiring film scribes for an intensive year-long program.
Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup For The Big Screen: Popular Book Series Adapted Into Film

News by Nathan Scalia August 14, 2013
The popular "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series is being adapted into a film. For some reason.
Hatred For ‘The Canyons’ Confuses Bret Easton Ellis

Hatred For ‘The Canyons’ Confuses Bret Easton Ellis

News by Dean Fetzer August 9, 2013
The film, written by the controversial author and starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, has been almost universally reviled.
Michel Houellebecq

Novelist’s Disappearance During Book Tour Leads to Film

News by Dean Fetzer July 16, 2013
In 2011, French enfant terrible Michel Houellebecq vanished for a week during a promotional tour of Belgium and the Netherlands, sparking a media frenzy and a new film.

TripLit: Drinkin’ At The Drive-in

Column by Tiffany Turpin Johnson
Bust out your Solo cups, it's time to hit up the drive-in. This summer there are lots of movies coming out that're based on books, so put your drinks on ice and play our book-based booze games.
Fincher Affleck Gone Girl

David Fincher and Ben Affleck Teaming Up For 'Gone Girl' Adaptation

News by Christopher Shultz July 12, 2013
There's some significant talent on board for the film version of Gillian Flynn's hit book, though nothing is set in stone yet.
Orson Scott Card Ender's Boycott

Orson Scott Card Defends Against Ender's Game Boycott

News by Nathan Scalia July 11, 2013
Orson Scott Card has released a statement responding to a boycott campaign of the "Ender's Game" film.

Book vs. Film: World War Z

Column by Christopher Shultz July 5, 2013
The contentious, loosely-adapted zombie picture comes face to face with its celebrated literary predecessor. Which one will emerge the supreme flesh-eater?
Steven Spielberg The Grapes of Wrath

Spielberg Looking to Produce New Version of ‘Grapes of Wrath’

News by Dean Fetzer July 5, 2013
As the 75th anniversary of the John Steinbeck novel approaches, it looks like the director has pulled the rights out from under everyone else.

Adaptations: Passionate, Not Precious

Column by John Jarzemsky June 26, 2013
Maybe we should be a little more open-minded when it comes to adaptations of stories we love.
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.
Trailer for 'Salinger' Released

Trailer for 'Salinger' Released

News by Christopher Shultz June 14, 2013
A documentary exploring the intrigue and mystery surrounding literature's biggest recluse,'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger.
Choose Your Own Adventure movies

Choose Your Own Adventure Series Heading for the Big Screen...Wait, Huh?

News by Christopher Shultz June 13, 2013
Hollywood won't let any 1980s throwback go unfilmed, even if it's unfilmable.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer

First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

News by Dean Fetzer June 12, 2013
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the new Peter Jackson movie due in December - and it features a dragon!

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?

The Absence of Story in "Star Trek Into Darkness"

Column by BH Shepherd June 4, 2013
While it bears the brand of a franchise best known for being about exploring the unknown, the latest installment from Abrams is content to boldly go where many movies have gone before.
"The ABCs of Death" children's book

Children's Book Based on Gruesome Horror Anthology 'The ABCs of Death' Now Available!

News by Christopher Shultz
Kids and grown-ups alike will revel in every illustrated page of this macabre little book.
CoverGirl Hunger Games-Inspired Make-Up

‘Hunger Games’ Makeup? Now I’ve Seen it All!

News by Dean Fetzer May 24, 2013
CoverGirl has signed a sponsorship deal with Lionsgate to produce a new line of cosmetics called the ‘Capitol Collection’.

From Screen to Screen: 5 Mobile Screenwriting Apps for Tablets and Smartphones

Column by Christopher Shultz May 23, 2013
Have a movie kicking around in your head, but you're rarely home? Start writing that film while you're on the go with these handy applications.
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.