Posted on September 13, 2013 by Andrew Cattanach
J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. have announced that she will adapt her Hogwarts textbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, into an cinematic adventure about that book’s fictitious author, Newt Scamander. Rowling’s first-ever screenplay is expected to be the first of a series of new films about the wizarding world that fans know well from the Potter books and movies.
“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” said Rowling, in a statement. “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.”
Scamander has long been part of the Potter universe, ever since he got a brief mention in the first book, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone. One of Hogwarts’ esteemed former headmasters, his image occasionally popped up in the wizarding school’s living portraits. Scamander had been an expert Magizoologist — a student of magical creatures — ever since a childhood fascination with hippogriffs and he went on to work for the Ministry of Magic. Beginning in 1918, he spent nearly a decade researching and writing Fantastic Beasts, traveling to every corner of the globe in his spare time to research the wizarding world’s most fascination creatures.
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Posted on August 22, 2013 by Andrew Cattanach
Everyone’s favorite newsman Ron Burgundy is writing a tell-all memoir.
The legendary comic character, created by Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay, will grace our bookshelves soon as the world waits for the highly anticipated December release of the sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
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Posted on July 25, 2013 by Andrew Cattanach
Helen Fielding fans the world over have been going crazy as the cover of her new book Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy was released yesterday.
If you haven’t seen it, here it is. Drink it in…. (more…)
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Posted on July 19, 2013 by Andrew Cattanach
For almost a quarter of a century, John Grisham’s A Time to Kill has captivated readers with its raw exploration of race, retribution, and justice.
Now, its hero, Jake Brigance, returns to the courtroom in a dramatic showdown as Ford County again confronts its tortured history.
Filled with the intrigue, suspense and plot twists that are the hallmarks of the world’s favourite storyteller, Sycamore Row is the thrilling story of the elusive search for justice in a small American town.
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Posted on July 17, 2013 by Andrew Cattanach
Earlier this morning Columbia Pictures announced it had set a December 18, 2015 release date for an adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno, his latest Robert Langdon story, but there was no word on who would star and direct.
Previously Tom Hanks had starred as the Harvard symbologist in the Ron Howard-directed The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, but when Howard opted not to return with The Lost Symbol there was a belief the series would end, or at least Hanks would not reprise his character again.
This afternoon however, after frenzied blogging and reporting from Hollywood, it now appears that The Lost Symbol has been pushed to the side, and Hanks and Howard are getting back together for Inferno.
Inferno is the biggest selling book of the year so far, with critics giving the novel better reviews than its divisive predecessor.
You can check out our own review of the book by clicking here.
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Posted on July 2, 2013 by Andrew Cattanach
Huge news in the world of books to film as word has it that the long awaited movie adaptation of Lauren Kate’s Fallen series has now gone into casting, and will start filming in September.
Lauren Kate had this to say on her website…
Double exclamation points for two exciting pieces of movie news. Some of you saw whispers of this online on Friday, and most of you have been waiting feverishly for some word on the progress of the Fallen film. I am very happy to tell you officially that the casting process has begun! And the film will begin shooting in September 2013…just a few more months!
Already we know Aussie Scott Hicks, the director of the Academy Award winning masterpiece Shine, will be at the helm while Emmy Award nominees Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard have written the script.
In all, very exciting news for fans. Stay tuned for more as it comes to hand.
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Posted on June 3, 2013 by Andrew Cattanach
I just got five tweets in a row from a girl who’d finished reading The Apothecary, in which the two main characters, Janie and Benjamin, are separated at the end. She wrote, “HOW CAN YOU END IT THAT WAY? OMG ARE YOU WRITING ANOTHER BOOK? DO THEY SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN? I’M CRYING NOW BC OF YOUR BOOK. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT?”
The answer is that I feel a little bit terrible, but mostly I’m (more…)
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