Posts Tagged ‘adaptation’


‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer: Another Broadway Classic Attempts Big Screen Glory

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the musical known as Jersey Boys.

I am not sure anyone knew what to think when Clint Eastwood announced his next project would be the adaptation of globally acclaimed musical about The Four Seasons, but witnessing the first footage this evening it’s clear the material is in good hands. The deep blacks and bright lights of the silver screen icon’s more recent directorial work is present here once again, and truth be told it works well to set the tone of a alternative reality where …


Prepare To Cry During The First Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

Now that Kick Ass 2 has faded from the biggest disappointment of 2013 to being just another letdown from last year, Chloe Grace-Moretz is ready to return to the big screen with a story that is likely to stir emotions around the globe.

Directed by R.J. Cutler (Nashville) and based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is an upcoming dramatic teen romance that puts Moretz front and center. She stars as a bright, talented teen in Portland who falls into a coma after a car accident kills the rest of her …


First Trailer For ‘The Giver’ Adaptation Shows Promise

Don’t break out the pitchforks and torches just yet, literary friends. The footage revealed from the Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep-led adaptation of The Giver does not make us want to burn down Hollywood. Yet.

Fans of books you’re forced to read in elementary school have been cautiously excited to see the young adult novel The Giver brought to the big screen, and today the film’s first trailer found its way online. It’s another futuristic dystopian tale of ‘the man’ trying to tell people how to live and people learning to stand up for their basic rights, but unlike Divergent


Jack Black Will Star In ‘Goosebumps’ Adaptation; Sony Gives Film 2016 Release Date

The big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series has found its star and official release date.

According to an article on THR, Jack Black is set to emerge from some much needed time away to star in the young adult centric adaptation. Rob Letterman, who previously worked with black on Gulliver’s Travels is directing.

Goosebumps will arrive in theaters March 23, 2016.

No plot details have been revealed for the Goosebumps adaptation, but the possibilities are essentially endless. Stine wrote 62 books in his Goosebumps‘ series, and along the way touched on everything from evil puppets, to …


Aaron Paul Contemplates Suicide In First Trailer For ‘A Long Way Down’

The first trailer for the latest adaptation of Nick Hornby’s wonderful literary work has found its way online.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul joins a cast of indie notables for a tale of four suicidal souls who, after deciding to jump from the same NYC roof on the same night, form an unusual bond (that likely leads to many heartwarming moments) in A Long Way Down. The group includes Martin (Pierce Brosnan), a disgraced TV personality; Maureen (Toni Collette), a desperate single mother; Jess (Imogen Poots), a troubled teen; and JJ (Aaron Paul), a failed musician. You can view …


20th Century Fox To Bring ‘Magic: The Gathering’ To The Big Screen

The acquisition of large scale fantasy franchises for movie adaptations has hit critical mass.

THR reported last night that 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to turn the best-selling card game Magic: The Gathering into a major motion picture with the hopes of launching a full scale movie franchise akin to Lord Of The Rings.

Simon Kinberg, the Fox-based writer-producer who is currently helping carry out the management of the X-Men and Fantastic Four universes at the studio, will produce the franchise. He is also reported to be the in charge of overseeing the entire franchise, making him …


ADAPTATION ALERT: ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Is Headed To The Big Screen

I feel old writing this even though I’ve barely reached my mid-twenties, but when I was learning to read the internet was nowhere near as popular or prevalent as it is today. When teachers wanted us to be quiet they would send us to the library, and at my school there was no collection of short stories more popular than Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Featuring bizarre and surreal stories of the macabre, with equally terrifying images to match, this book (or collection of books) has single-handedly ended the peaceful slumber of millions of young people worldwide, …


‘Hatchet 3′ Director Releases Live-Action Recreation Of ‘Dead Island’ Game Teaser

Before the best-selling game Dead Island arrived in stores a cinematic trailer was released online that played like a short film told in reverse. A young girl was seen on the ground at the beginning of the clip, and as the story progressed you learned the fate of her family and everyone else on the island through a beautifully rendered clip. Now, Hatchet 3 director BJ McDonnell has recreated that promo shot-for-shot with real actors, and the results are even more hauntingly gorgeous than the original.

Released online through Machinima on Friday, McDonnell’s take on Dead Island‘s iconic trailer …


‘Deadpool’ Movie Close To Happening?

It has been quiet on the Deadpool front recently. After a game that wasn’t very well received, the big screen hopes for Deadpool were quite slim. Until now, that is. Rumors are stirring that the film is making progress, with a new and final draft of the script being close to finalization, and the last bit of go-ahead is waiting for a green-light from Fox.

Considering the film has been in limbo for a while, the newer revisions may not stay true to the original intentions of the film, that of a “hard-R” superhero film. While in my mind, there …


Bootlegged ‘Noah’ Trailer Finds Its Way Online

UPDATE: The official trailer has been released. Click here for details.

Original story: Paramount is going to be all over this in a matter of hours. So if the videos go down, consider this our apology.

There has been a lot of talk about the upcoming movie adaptation of the biblical story of Noah, aka the man who built a ship to carry two of every animal (and his family) when God decided to flood the earth thousands of years ago. At first, everyone was talking about the expensive CGI and writer/director Darren Aronofsky’s vision for the adaptation, but now …


Michael Fassbender And Marion Cotillard To Star In Weinstein Company’s ‘Macbeth’

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow.

The famous Shakespearean play Macbeth will soon be getting a new film treatment. Michael Fassbender is set to star as the titular character, Macbeth, and Marion Cotillard to take the role of Lady Macbeth. Produced through The Weinstein Company, the film is said to stay within the original play’s time setting, that of 11th century Scotland, and include original dialogue from the play. Directed by Justin Kurzel, of Snowtown fame, the film will add onto a slew of media adaptations of the famous circa 1606 play.

Centered around a Scottish Lord on the lust for …


Duncan Jones’ ‘Warcraft’ Will Hit Theaters December 2015

Duncan Jones, if you were to ask me, is 2/2 when it comes to directing feature films. First debuting on the big screen with the beloved Moon, the son of David Bowie continued his artistic filmmaking, and went on to follow up with Source Code, which was also critically well received. Embarking on his third big screen outing, Jones is preparing for Warcraft, which has just been given a December 18, 2015 release date.

With no official castings yet, it is rumored that Colin Farrell and Paula Patton will have roles in the upcoming film. The film, …