East of Eden Will Be Limited Series

June 21, 2022 News Editor 0

A lot of history will be made by an upcoming Netflix limited series now in very early development. The series will be based on Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck’s magnum opus, East of Eden. Zoe Kazan will write and executive produce. Her grandfather, Elia Kazan, adapted and directed a 1955 large screen version of East of Eden, which was released by Warner Brothers. Florence Pugh has been signed to star and co-produce. From Deadline Hollywood: […]

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Cornell Woolrich Literary Estate Resurrects Long Lost Titles

November 17, 2020 admin 0

Criminal masterminds. Demented killers. Vengeful brides. The fiction of Cornell Woolrich is rife with the kind of psychological tension audiences have always craved. He has been called the foremost suspense writer of the 20th century and the Edgar Allan Poe of his era. Francis Nevins Jr., author of the biography Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die (1988) rated Woolrich the fourth best crime writer of his day, behind Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner […]

Blacktop Wasteland

S.A. Cosby’s Blacktop Wasteland Will Be Film

October 28, 2020 News Editor 0

Anthony Award-winning S.A. Cosby’s high speed heist thriller Blacktop Wasteland will be given the big screen treatment by John Legend’s Get Lifted Production Company. Virgil Williams (Mudbound) will adapt the book for the screen. From Variety: Blacktop [Wasteland] follows Beauregard “Bug” Montage, a hardworking family man in the American South, who happens to be a most skilled driver for people up to no good. As Bug tries to go legit, the pangs of the straight-and-narrow […]

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Thriller Edge of Normal Will Be Feature Film

September 25, 2020 Linda L. Richards 0

Carla Norton’s debut novel, Edge Of Normal, has been tapped for feature treatment by XYZ Films (Mandy) with Norwegian filmmaker Eva Sorhaug (90 Minutes) set to direct. From Deadline Hollywood: The film will be produced in association with Bold Films (Whiplash), which made a splash this week with Netflix acquisition The Guilty. The book has been adapted by Matt Venne and Lori Evans Taylor. The film follows a woman named Reeve LeClaire who has managed […]


Frank Herbert’s Dune Returns

September 23, 2020 Linda L. Richards 0

Film versions of Frank Herbert’s iconic 1965 novel, Dune, have never been able to do the material justice, despite sometimes promising casts and treatments. From the advance peeks we’ve been given, the new adaptation due out later his year seems to be a more faithful take on Herbert’s book. That could be a good thing, because the original was a masterwork of worldbuilding. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Enemy) and starring Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet, […]


Tom Hanks Might Play Live-Action Pinocchio’s Geppetto

August 11, 2020 Linda L. Richards 0

On the heels of his Oscar-nominated performance as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Tom Hanks is in serious consideration to play Geppetto in Robert Zemeckis’ retelling of Carlo Collodi’s 1883 children’s classic, Pinocchio. From Deadline Hollywood: Although insiders say negotiations are very early, we hear that after reading the script, Hanks has reached out to Zemeckis to let him know he wants to do the film. Disney has always longed for […]


Fiction: Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

July 28, 2020 Linda L. Richards 0

In Rodham (Random), Curtis Sittenfeld (American Wife, Sisterland) imagines an alternate history where Hillary says no to Bill Clinton’s proposal of marriage and gets on with the life Sittenfeld might have us believe the one-time presidential nominee was meant for. So much has been written about Hillary Rodham Clinton that it’s easy to forget anything but the pictures that have been built. The disappointed presidential hopeful. The corporate grasper. The wronged wife. But if we […]

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C.S. Forester Greyhound Set to Stream this Friday

July 8, 2020 News Editor 0

A Sony Pictures film originally intended for wide theatrical release now derailed goes straight to streaming by theater closures and everybody’s happy. Greyhound, based on a 1955 novel by C.S. Forester’s was sold to Apple TV+ in a reported $70 million-plus deal. It will become available this coming Friday. From Deadline Hollywood: “Old fashioned” is a term that can be used in a non-flattering way, but in describing Tom Hanks’ new World War II film, […]

Phantom of the Opera Novel Provides Source for TV Series

June 25, 2020 News Editor 0

The original novel Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, rather than Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical play, will provide the source material for a six-part series, says Deadline Hollywood: Gaumont, the French production company behind Netflix shows Narcos and F Is For Family, is in the early stages of adapting Gaston Leroux’s iconic novel The Phantom Of The Opera into a six-part TV miniseries. The project is being led out of Gaumont’s UK unit, […]

The Wrong Boy

Cathy Ace’s The Wrong Boy Will Be Miniseries

June 16, 2020 News Editor 0

Cathy Ace fans will be delighted to learn that the popular author’s latest novel, The Wrong Boy, has been optioned for television by UK indie Free@Last TV (Agatha Raisin). C21 Media reports that, among new projects the company is embarking on is, “The Wrong Boy, a three-part thriller being adapted from Welsh author Cathy Ace’s novel of the same name. It focusses on a small Welsh hamlet disturbed by the discovery of human remains, and […]