Cornell Woolrich

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 […]

The Woods by Harlan Coban

Harlan Coban’s The Woods to Netflix

June 10, 2020 News Editor 0

Harlan Coban fans (and there are a lot of them) should keep their eyes out for a six-part Netflix mini-series based on The Woods, Coban’s 2007 novel, transformed here from New Jersey to Poland. The switch creates some real magic: Coban’s terrific storytelling reimagined here with a gritty European sensibility. “The Woods from Netflix Poland is really different from The Stranger,” Coban told Variety back in February. “Much more atmospheric and moody and centered on […]

Eloise Posied for Stage, Film and Series

December 13, 2019 admin 0

The Eloise books by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight are about to get a serious boost. The books feature Eloise, a precious child who lives at the Plaza Hotel. Eloise was first published by Simon & Schuster in 1955. The five titles in the series have sold over 15 million English-language copies around the world. And now, generations of delighted fans can look forward to seeing Eloise on multiple platforms. From Deadline Hollywood: […]

Watchmen to HBO October 20th

September 3, 2019 admin 0

Back in 2005 when Watchmen turned 20, January Magazine gave the iconic comic novel an in-depth review. “It’s big and important and brilliant and insufferable,” the wonderful Brendan Wolfe wrote at the time. “It’s mythic; it’s gritty. It’s awesome and it’s dumb. In its pages are heroes, anti-heroes and giant, blue-peckered superheroes. There are aliens, street-fighting lesbians and pirates. There are ambiguously evil geniuses and average New Yorkers. When its violence isn’t intimate, it’s global. […]

Owen Wilson to Star in 12 Mighty Orphans Adaptation

August 22, 2019 admin 0

Owen Wilson is busy these days. He co-stars in The Goldfinch, directory by John Crowley, and Guest of Honour, directed by Atom Egoyan, both films that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September. He recently finished work on Zombieland 2 and All the Bright Places, directed by Brett Haley and he is working on the DC Stargirl series at present. From the outside looking in at least, that all sounds like a lot. […]

Gone with the Wind Mansion Goes on the Block

August 9, 2019 admin 0

The Georgia mansion Margaret Mitchell told David Selznick was the living embodiment of Ashley Wilkes’ plantation home when she wrote Gone With the Wind recently sold at auction. Twelve Oaks is 10,000 square feet with 12 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a dozen fireplaces. Just the sort of place one would imagine Scarlett O’Hara swanning around in in Mitchell’s enduring 1936 classic Gone With the Wind. From Top Ten Real Estate Deals: When Selznick International Pictures […]

Motherless Brooklyn Expected to Wow TIFF

August 5, 2019 admin 0

Jonathan Lethem’s seminal 1999 novel Motherless Brooklyn gets an all-star film treatment from actor-filmmaker Edward Norton. From Deadline Hollywood: Norton adapted the Jonathan Lethem novel and plays the lead character Lionel Essrog in a drama set in 1950s New York. Essrog is a lonely private detective with Tourette syndrome who attempts to find out who murdered his mentor and finds himself drawn into a multilayered conspiracy that expands to encompass the city’s ever-growing racial divide […]

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Amazon Plans Series Based on Lee Child’s Reacher

July 16, 2019 admin 0

Maybe spurred on by the success of their Bosch series based on the work of Michael Connelly, Amazon has landed the rights to “develop a script-to-series drama based on the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child’s bestselling book series, from Scorpion creator Nick Santora. The project will be a co-production of Amazon Studios, Skydance Television and Paramount Television,” according to Deadline Hollywood, who remark that the series has over 100 million books and over a […]

Winter Arrived … on the Wing of a Dragon

May 19, 2019 Linda L. Richards 1

Though a phalanx of dissatisfied (and maybe overly entitled?) Game of Thrones fans have been shouting for a brand new, reimagined final season, the series ended Sunday night: not with a bang but a whimper. And maybe also sort of a bang. From Deadline Hollywood : After 73 episodes, two slain dragons, three Outstanding Drama Series Emmys, one Peabody, the demise of the Night King and most of Kings’ Landing and the destruction of more […]

The Invisible Fortess Heads to Netflix

May 1, 2019 Linda L. Richards 0

Jason Rekulak’s engaging and bestselling 2017 novel, The Impossible Fortress (Simon & Schuster), will be reimagined as a Netflix project by Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films. From Deadline Hollywood: Ori Marmur and Ivanna Martinez will oversee the project for Netflix’s original films department. Aggregate Film’s Jason Bateman, Michael Costigan and Adam Wagner, and GoldDay’s Jonathan Goldstein and John Daley will develop a film based on the book, which was published in February 2017 by Simon & […]