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?

The Joys and Perils of Self-Fictionalization as Portrayed in Four Films - or - Why We Write

Column by Taylor Houston January 10, 2013
Four movies that blur the line between artists and their art.
Jay-Z to score the Great Gatsby

New Gatsby Film Adaptation to be Scored by Jay-Z

News by Dean Fetzer January 3, 2013
The new film, starring Leonardo Dicaprio as Jay Gatsby, is to feature Jay-Z’s music as part of the score.
Paul Thomas Anderson Inherent Vice in 2013

Paul Thomas Anderson To Shoot ‘Inherent Vice’ in 2013

News by Dean Fetzer December 28, 2012
Paul Thomas Anderson, director of recent hit ‘The Master,’ has his sights set on Thomas Pynchon’s ‘Inherent Vice' for 2013.
Corman Plans Remakes of Edgar Allan Poe Films

Roger Corman Plans to Remake Seminal Edgar Allan Poe Films

News by Christopher Shultz December 21, 2012
The legendary producer/director revisits past adaptations, hoping for future success.
Bret Easton Ellis apologizes to Kathryn Bigelow

Bret Easton Ellis Apologizes To Kathryn Bigelow For Sexist Tweets

News by Dean Fetzer December 19, 2012
The author of ‘American Psycho’ has wholeheartedly apologized to Kathryn Bigelow, director of the Oscar-winning ‘Hurt Locker’, after he tweeted sexist comments about her directorial ability.

Merry Wishmas: Top 10 Book Gifts I Wish Existed

Column by Meredith Borders December 14, 2012
Let's play Fantasy Bookstore!
Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher? Really?

News by Dean Fetzer December 12, 2012
The London world premiere of ‘Jack Reacher’ saw the actor defending his role as the much-loved fictional character.
 Zack Snyder's Superman Trailer

New Trailer For Zack Snyder's Superman Movie Hits, Looks Amazing

News by Rob Hart December 11, 2012
This trailer really soars! Get it? Because Superman flies. GET IT?! Seriously though, this movie looks great.

Why Netflix Makes You a Better Writer

Column by Robbie Blair December 7, 2012
Today's world of online streaming technology provides a powerful learning environment for hopeful writers. This article explores ways Netflix can educate writers and why you should care.
Out-of-Print William S. Burroughs Documentary

Out-of-Print William S. Burroughs Documentary Could Resurface Next Year

News by Christopher Shultz December 5, 2012
The nephew of the film's late director launched a Kickstarter campaign to restore and re-release the lost gem.
Lord of The Rings gambling machines

Hobbit Producers Sued by Tolkien’s Estate for $80m Over Slot Machines

News by Dean Fetzer
Alleging a breach of the contracts for Hobbit merchandise, J.R.R. Tolkien’s estate is suing the makers of the upcoming Hobbit movies.
Alan Moore’s ‘Jimmy’s End’

First installment of Alan Moore’s ‘Jimmy’s End’ Released

News by Dan Shewan November 27, 2012
Alan Moore collaborates with director Mitch Jenkins to bring a darkly surreal noir tale to the big screen.
Peta alleges 27 animals killed while making 'The Hobbit'

Hobbit Premiere Overshadowed by Protests and Allegations of Animal Cruelty

News by Dean Fetzer November 26, 2012
With the premiere of Peter Jackson’s 'The Hobbit' only a few weeks away, activists are planning to protest the movie over alleged animal deaths during production.
Guillermo del Toro 'Slaughterhouse-Five'

Guillermo del Toro Wants to Make 'Slaughterhouse-Five' with Charlie Kaufman

News by Christopher Shultz November 15, 2012
Plans to adapt Kurt Vonnegut's classic novel are still on the table, but will the filmmakers involved ever sit down to eat?
Another Trailer For Bret Easton Ellis' "The Canyons"

Another New Trailer For Bret Easton Ellis' "The Canyons"

News by Benoît Lelièvre November 13, 2012
Iconic writer and Post-Empire prophet's new film project, "The Canyons", has another new trailer. Again, nobody is really sure of what it is.
Ant-like Behaviour of World War Z’s Zombies

Ant-like Behaviour of World War Z’s Zombies Explained

News by Dean Fetzer November 13, 2012
According to zombie neuroscientist Bradley Voytek, the behaviour of the movie’s fast zombies is more like the way ants act.

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.

Book vs. Film: Cloud Atlas

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 30, 2012
Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski Siblings bring David Mitchell's 'unfilmable' opus to the silver screen. Is it a success or a suckfest?
Faulkner's Estate Sues Over Quote In Woody Allen Film

Faulkner's Estate Sues Sony Over Paraphrased Quote In Woody Allen Film

News by Rob Hart October 29, 2012
William Faulkner's estate is suing Sony over Woody Allen's 2011 film, 'Midnight in Paris', and the appearance of a Faulkner quote in the movie. It seems like a bit of a stretch...
James Cameron ‘The Informationist’

James Cameron to Helm Adaptation of Bestselling Thriller ‘The Informationist’

News by Dan Shewan October 25, 2012
Renowned director James Cameron options rights to produce movie based on Taylor Stevens' bestselling thriller 'The Informationist.'