News by Kimberly Turner July 6, 2012
Designer Daniel Gray has created cover art for books that exist only in movies. Any takers to write the books to go with them?
Column by BH Shepherd June 29, 2012
What can the Dark Knight learn from the most successful superhero movie ever?
News by Rob Hart June 21, 2012
Director Joe Wright takes Tolstoy's sprawling novel about Russian people pretending to be French and sets the entire thing in a theater. It actually looks not terrible.
News by Rob Hart June 12, 2012
Bret Easton Ellis, author of 'American Psycho,' is pushing for a new gig: To adapt 'Fifty Shades of Grey' for the screen--and he wants David Cronenberg to direct.
News by Kimberly Turner June 11, 2012
Warner Bros. is bringing Stephen King's 1100-page horror masterpiece 'It' to cinemas in the form of a two-movie series.
News by Rob Hart June 4, 2012
James Sallis said the studio behind 'Drive', the critically-acclaimed film based on his book of the same name, is sniffing around his sequel, 'Driven'.
Column by Karina Wilson June 1, 2012
As 'Snow White And The Huntsman', another 'adult re-imagining' of a classic fairy tale hits our movie screens, Lurid takes a look at the raw horror content of the originals.
Column by Sarah Pitre May 31, 2012
These literary candidates are primed and ready to follow in the cinematic footsteps of the Hunger Games... and maybe even outshine it completely.
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.'
News by John Jarzemsky May 23, 2012
The first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald hit the web yesterday.
News by Rob Hart
Jeffrey Eugenides' latest novel, 'The Marriage Plot,' will be adapted with Greg Mottola behind the camera.
News by Kimberly Turner May 11, 2012
'From The Dust Returned' is the latest Ray Bradbury book to be picked up by Hollywood. Film adaptations of Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, Illustrated Man, and Dandelion Wine are already in the works.
Interview by Rob Hart
Master screenwriter Scott Myers answers from questions for us on good movie scripts and the common mistakes that new screenwriters make. His LitReactor class starts this Monday.
Column by BH Shepherd May 4, 2012
The Avengers has always been about vastly different people finding common ground and working together. This just might be the superhero movie we need.
News by Rob Hart May 1, 2012
Warner Brothers will take four of its most iconic films and release the scripts as eBooks. They'll be bundled with supplemental material and retail for $10 a pop.
News by Rob Hart April 26, 2012
The first picture from Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's award-winning novel is out, and it's... interesting.
News by Rob Hart April 24, 2012
Lionsgate will adapt Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy for the screen--with Charlie Kaufman writing the screenplay for the first installment of the YA series.
News by Rob Hart April 23, 2012
The film, starring Clive Owen as Hemingway and Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn, chronicles the pair's five-year marriage and their work during the Spanish Civil War.
Column by Stephen Graham Jones April 13, 2012
If 'Cabin in the Woods' is a love letter to the horror genre, then this is a love letter to 'Cabin in the Woods.'
News by John Jarzemsky April 10, 2012
Pamela Travers, author of 'Mary Poppins", sold the film rights to Walt Disney, and lived to regret it. Her story is being made into a feature film. By Disney.
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.
News by Rob Hart
Amazon is soliciting scripts, pitches and test movies, with an eye toward developing content--but there are questions about whether the program takes advantage of writers.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 29, 2012
If screenwriter Charlie Kaufman hasn't challenged your perceptions of reality enough with films like 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,' his freshly-inked book deal promises to finish the job.
News by Rob Hart March 23, 2012
With dystopian lit all the rage, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Shepard Fairey (yes, really) are gearing up for a new film adaptation of George Orwell's seminal novel.
News by Rob Hart March 22, 2012
Here's your first look at 'Cosmopolis', a film directed by David Cronenberg, based on the novel by Don DeLillo. As you can imagine, it looks pretty crazy.