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.

Crossing the Rubicon: A Steve Erickson Primer

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
A kick in the pants for the hemhawers, pussyfooters, and the uninitiated. Jump off that cliff!

'Cujo' To Be Remade Sometime This Year

News by Christopher Shultz April 15, 2013
With King adaptations and remakes a plenty, why not redo the one about the rabid dog?

Library Love: Five Libraries In Film You'll Never Forget

Column by Stephanie Bonjack April 12, 2013
Sometimes, a library scene in a film stays with us longer than the film itself. What's your favorite library moment from the big screen?
Shining prequel: Overlook Hotel

Warner Bros. Planning A Prequel to 'The Shining'

News by Christopher Shultz April 12, 2013
The upcoming film will explore events prior to the Torrance family's arrival at The Overlook Hotel.
James McAvoy Filth

New Trailer For Irvine Welsh Adaptation Shows James McAvoy Engaged in Some 'Filth'

News by Christopher Shultz April 11, 2013
Coming this fall, we'll see Welsh's 1998 book come alive, in all its filthy glory.

Roger Ebert Dies at 70

Column by Ed Sikov April 5, 2013
An appreciation of the most famous film critic in the world.
DC supervillains documentary

DC Comics To Release Documentary About Supervillains

News by Christopher Shultz March 27, 2013
The film will examine several nefarious characters and their broader context in the world of comics.
Tarantino Films as Classic Paperbacks

Tarantino Films as Classic Paperbacks

News by Christopher Shultz March 26, 2013
Ever wonder what popular movies by a provocative filmmaker would look like if displayed on the dime rack in a pharmacy? One artist imagined just such a thing, and the results are stunning.

High Priest of the Godless: A Jim Thompson Primer

Column by Craig Clevenger March 20, 2013
Jim Thompson was a seminal writer of American noir fiction who's finally gaining recognition he's long deserved.
Danny Boyle to Shoot Trainspotting Sequel

Danny Boyle Plans to Shoot Trainspotting Sequel in 2016

News by Christopher Shultz March 11, 2013
The director feels confident he can regroup the original cast, including Ewan McGregor, with a solid script. Is he right?
Trailer for Joss Whedon’s ‘‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Trailer for Joss Whedon’s "Much Ado About Nothing" Released

News by Dean Fetzer March 11, 2013
Joss Whedon’s low-budget ‘noir comedy’ version of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is due to be released in June — the first trailer has just been released.

A Literary History Of Oz

Column by Kimberly Turner March 8, 2013
With today's release of Disney's Oz prequel, it's time to look at the literary legacy of L. Frank Baum's weird and wonderful land. At 42 books and counting, the story of Oz is bigger than you think.
Three More Short Films From Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins

Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins Releasing Three More Shorts

News by Dean Fetzer
At a recent appearance, the duo talked about forthcoming short films connected to ‘Jimmy’s End’ and ‘Act of Faith’.
Craig Clevenger's 'Dermaphoria' Headed for the Big Screen

Craig Clevenger's 'Dermaphoria' Headed for the Big Screen

News by Christopher Shultz March 8, 2013
The second novel from the LitReactor favorite will serve as a documentarian's narrative feature debut.
Joe Wright to direct adaptation of new Neil Gaiman

Director of ‘Atonement’ and ‘Pride and Predjudice’ to Take on New Gaiman Book

News by Dean Fetzer
Joe Wright, who’s done his fair share of book to movie adaptations, is being linked with the film version of ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’, Neil Gaiman’s latest.

Book vs. Film: Warm Bodies

Column by Meredith Borders February 22, 2013
The zom-rom-com book faces off against the zom-rom-com movie.

10 Reasons Why Dredd Is The Best Comic Book Movie Of 2012 You Didn't See

Column by Kelly Thompson February 7, 2013
In a year with box office busting comic book films like "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises," it was tough to be the little guy, but "Dredd" has real staying power and here's why...

The Blagger's Guide to Victor Hugo

Column by Cath Murphy
Intrigued by the latest film adaptation of Les Misérables but scared the book might be as awful as Russell Crowe’s singing? The Blagger’s Guide gives you the low down without the piercing high notes.
What are those parrots doing in 'Smoke & Mirrors' by Craig Clevenger?

Official Trailer Released for Craig Clevenger Scripted ‘Smoke & Mirrors’

News by Dean Fetzer January 30, 2013
Started as a Kickstarter project almost a year ago, Six Finger Films has released the first look at their film based on one chapter of the as-yet-unfinished novel.
New J.D. Salinger Book and Documentary

New J.D. Salinger Book and Documentary in Works

News by Dean Fetzer January 30, 2013
‘The Private War of J.D. Salinger’ by David Shields and Shane Salerno is scheduled to come out in September, followed by a documentary about the author in January 2014.

Book vs. Film: Kiss Me Judas vs. Fractured

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky January 25, 2013
Somebody made an unauthorized film adaptation of Will Christopher Baer's 'Kiss Me Judas.' Legalities aside, is it any good?
Page to Screen: Graveyard Book, Gone Girl, American Tabloid

From Page To Screen: Ron Howard to Direct ‘Graveyard Book’; David Fincher, ‘Gone Girl’; and James Franco, ‘American Tabloid’

News by Dean Fetzer January 23, 2013
A flurry of new film adaptations: Neil Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book', Gillian Flynn’s ‘Gone Girl’, and James Ellroy’s ‘American Tabloid’.
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?

Screenwriting: Insert Woman Here - Sidestepping the Sausage Fest

Column by Karina Wilson January 11, 2013
Where are all the female characters in your screenplay? Why should you care about adding some? Where can you put them?