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Opening this weekend is the big screen adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver. The 1993 Young Adult novel has quickly become a favorite among readers in the 20 years since it’s been published. While the adaptation is getting mixed reviews, there have been a number of stellar film adaptations that have surpassed readers’ expectations. With that in mind, we oriented our Netflix streaming guide around the best of book-to-film transformations.
Of Total Film’s 50 Greatest Book Movie Adaptations, we found 10 options worth streaming, plus a bonus: The Hunger Games — a film that relates purely based on the idea of being a dystopian novel turn big budget movie starring pretty young things.
Total Film’s greatest change from book to film: “Different story threads are told in the novel by a variety of characters, whereas Renton is »
- Stacy Lambe
Here at Dread Central we love "Hannibal." Honestly, I still think we don't deserve a show as good as it is! If you haven't watched it, please rectify that situation Immediately, if not sooner. With Season 2 about to come home, you have no excuse. Speaking of which...
From the Press Release
Hannibal: Season Two, the next chapter of the smash hit series, will keep viewers on the edge of their seats when it arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital), and Digital HD September 16th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
Based on the characters and elements appearing in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, Hannibal, from Gaumont International Television in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks, stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) as the iconic Hannibal Lecter, »
- Steve Barton
The TV show Hannibal, now entering season 3, is disturbing and fascinating and disgusting and beautiful and horrifying (depending on the scene), which is probably why I can’t stop watching it! And it’s certainly full of surprises as well. Based on the Thomas Harris novels, Bryan Fuller has called his team’s take on the character and stories a “mash-up,” which I like because it means they can revisit old material but still give it new twists.
At San Diego Comic-Con this year, I got to learn about some of the upcoming twists and turns at the aptly named “Hannibal Pannibal,” and at the cast and crew interviews afterwards. And now, I get to share all of that with you!
- Emily S. Whitten
Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to meet with some of the cast and crew of NBC’s Hannibal during Comic-Con. With the showdown at the end of Season 2 leaving viewers anxious for more episodes, Hannibal’s producers shed some light on their plans for Season 3, including the return of a familiar face that we had previously assumed to be dead.
Warning: These interviews contain major spoilers if you have not already seen the Season 2 Finale.
Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy were unfortunately unable to attend Comic-Con this year. Nonetheless, many individuals involved with the show made an appearance, including director David Slade, executive producer Martha DeLaurentiis, writer Steve Lightfoot, show creator and writer Bryan Fuller, Caroline Dhavernas (Dr. Alana Bloom), Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price), and surprise panel guest Raúl Esparza (Dr. Chilton).
On directing the Season 2 finale:
- Jemma George
"Hannibal" showrunner Bryan Fuller was much more open with information at the show's Comic-Con panel, revealing that season 3 would jump ahead a year, eschew the Killer of the Week format, and introduce other Thomas Harris characters like Murasaki and Francis Dolarhyde. So when I got a chance the next day to sit down with Fuller, lead director David Slade and longtime Hannibal Lecter movie/TV producer Martha DeLaurentiis, I didn't have to spend a lot of time probing for information, and could instead go a little deeper on some of those revelations, like how Fuller intends to structure the story of Dolarhyde (the chief villain of "Red Dragon," the novel that introduced Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham), how Slade shot the chilling closing sequence of season 2, how the survivors of that bloody evening might look in season 3, and more. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Even a cannibalistic serial killer has to laugh sometime. Hannibal Season 2 is making its way to Blu-ray and DVD this fall, and one of the recently revealed special features is a blooper reel that shows the actors letting loose with some laughs amidst tense atmospheres at the dinner table, in a cell, at a crime scene, and more locations.
Entertainment Weekly recently revealed the gag reel, which will be included with the special features on the home media release of Hannibal Season 2, available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on September 16th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The home media release comes with the following special features (courtesy of Blu-ray.com!):
Audio Commentaries on Select Episodes with Cast and Crew This Is My Design Documentary “The Style of a Killer” featurette “Bodies of Lies” featurette Hannibal Season 2: Killer Intentions Post Mortem with Scott Thompson (Webisodes) Deleted Scenes Gag Reel »
- Derek Anderson
Fans of NBC’s Hannibal--or fannibals, as they call themselves--came out in force at Comic-Con to support the dark, artsy drama, wearing flower crowns, black stag costumes and masks of the characters’ faces. Creator Bryan Fuller rewarded them with some juicy morsels about what (or who) his team of writers are cooking up for Season 3, including some new characters directly from the Thomas Harris novels on which the series is based. Moderated by British TV host Jonathan Ross, the panel kicked off with a montage of footage from the past season, including scenes the gut-wrenching finale, which left the fates of many of the characters up in the air. Cast members Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price) and Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom) joined Fuller, director David Slade and executive producers Steven Lightfoot and Martha De Laurentiis on stage. We’ll serve up all the highlights from the panel after the jump. »
- Cindy White
Which explains exactly why Hannibal ended its sophomore run in spectacularly bloody fashion.
Michael Ausiello sat down in TVLine’s San Diego Comic-Con video suite with the executive producer, fellow Ep Martha De Laurentiis and cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson to dish some of Season 2′s most shocking moments: »
As part of the prehistory leading up to the film “Silence of the Lambs,” NBC's “Hannibal” producers tackled the big question: When will the show's events meet with the movie and when will Clarice Starling, the FBI newbie played spectacularly by Jodie Foster, enter the series. The TV series is based on (and the producers have rights to) “Hannibal,” “Hannibal Rising” and “The Red Dragon” novels by Thomas Harris. At the pace the series is going and in the way it's jumping through the novels, according to producer Martha DeLaurentis at Thursday's San Diego Comic-Con panel, the events of the. »
- Jethro Nededog
So this was a pretty exciting, albeit spoiler-y, panel. If you're one to worry about that, here's your warning. Otherwise showrunner Bryan Fuller had much to tease with respect to "Hannibal" Season 3.
Thomas Harris purists such as myself were a little dismayed this past season when it looked like one of our favorite characters, Dr. Frederick Chilton (Raúl Esparza) had been prematurely snuffed out. Turns out that we needn't have worried, since Esparaza made a surprise appearance on this year's Sdcc "Hannibal" panel to confirm his return.
"By the end of next season, I expect to have an eyepatch, a hump, and a parrot," he said. “I can’t believe how much people fell in love with Chilton this season...I love playing the part because he’s a total douchebag.”
On the topic of other returning characters, Fuller confirmed that we'd see Eddie Izzard's Abel Gideon once more, »
- Matt Serafini
“Netflix Horrors” is a regular column in which Shock Till You Drop alerts you to the latest genre titles to hit the VOD service. It has been 10 days since our last update. During that time the second season of Hemlock Grove made its debut, but most recently three new genre films have been made available. First up is Michael Mann's Manhunter, an adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel "Red Dragon" and the first time we get to see Hannibal Lecter (as played by Brian Cox) on screen. If you're a fan of NBC's Hannibal, this is definitely worth a look. Even if you're not, it's still worth a look. Immensely better than Brett Ratner's Red Dragon, Manhunter is stylish, creepy and cool.
The post Netflix Horrors: Recommends & the Latest Titles Added to Instant 7/17 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
It's been nearly fifteen years since audiences were (re)introduced to serial killer and cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Before Anthony Hopkins immortalized the role into pop culture legend, Brian Cox took on the part in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" in 1986, but neither that performance or film came close to the massive success of "The Silence Of The Lambs." And while it went on to win five Oscars—sweeping the top categories—it pays to be reminded that from the outset, expectations had been quite low about 'Lambs' overall. The in-depth documentary "Inside Story: The Silence Of The Lambs" digs deep into the making of the movie that originally hit theatres on Valentine's Day in 1991 (hardly your prime Oscar contending slot). And this 90-minute look is packed with details, including nuggets like Gene Hackman originally bought the rights to the novel by Thomas Harris, intending to take the lead and direct »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Hannibal Season 2 is making its way to Blu-ray & DVD later this year, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment, and an official release date has been set. Mark your calendars for September 9th, as that is when the second season will be available as separate Blu-ray and DVD editions. No special features have been announced at this time, but we’ll update this story when the full release details come in.
“From creator Bryan Fuller, “Hannibal” stars Mads Mikkelsen as brilliant psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lector, who is working with the FBI and gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, played by Hugh Dancy, to look into the mind of serial killers. Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling novels, this series is the prequel to the »
- Jonathan James
Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!
To clarify the headline above: I liked True Detective and Fargo. They were well-acted, well-shot, well-dialogued. HBO’s mystery melodrama and FX’s Coen remix had different tones and different site-specific atmospheres–moody nihilism vs. screwball nihilism, sunbaked desolation vs. snowcaked void, Southern Swamp Gothic vs. Frozen Norman Rockwell–but if you watched them live when they aired, then you knitted together an 18-episode viewing experience representing a snapshot of Why TV Drama Is Interesting Now. »
- Darren Franich
Recently, TV Line delivered their latest spoiler chat session, and dished out some new "Hannibal" season 3 spoiler dish for characters, Will and Hannibal, via Will star, Hugh Dancy. It turns out that we might be seeing these characters hit the road a bit in the new season as Will tries to hunt down Hannibal. At one point, we might even see them in Europe, and more. In their spoiler chat reveal, they explained: "expect the show to journey to Europe next year, according to series star Hugh Dancy. “It’s definitely in the cards,” he teases. “I mean, obviously Hannibal’s taken off, and Will is going to be in some way on his trail. So, I do think we’ll be on the road a bit.” Dancy also points out that because the show uses Thomas Harris’ books as its template, “It’s hardly a spoiler to say that Hannibal ends up incarcerated. »
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Ausiello: Franchise virgin Michael Chiklis will be playing “a strong man who’s married to Angela Bassett['s character],” exec producer Ryan Murphy told us at Thursday’s Critics Choice Awards, where he was honored with the Louis Xiii Genius Award. “He has scenes with Angela and Jessica Lange and [onscreen ex] Kathy Bates. I love the part because it’s really written to be quite vulnerable, which is something I think Michael »
Mads Mikkelsen in "Hannibal"Photo: NBC When it comes to television I'm behind most everyone in the world. I just can't keep up with everything that's supposedly good on television and continue watching as many movies as I watch in any given week. There just isn't enough time. However, when I like something I stick with it and in the case of "Hannibal", I watched the first episode of the second season the day after it aired back at the end of February. It was largely as I remembered the first season ending -- snowy, bloody, gruesome, metaphorical, etc. However, I just wasn't feeling it so I didn't want to force the issue. So, over the course of the second season I let the DVR fill up with all thirteen episodes and over the last few days I watched those final twelve episodes. I was riveted and love how each »
- Brad Brevet
How great is NBC's "Hannibal"? Here's one way of measuring it. I've spent the three weeks since its second-season finale rereading the Thomas Harris books on which it's based, including the ones I disliked the first time, just for the pleasure of sussing out how showrunner Bryan Fuller reworked and occasionally subverted them. (The way Fuller treats the grossly homophobic character of Margot Verger is a master class in how you can revere a source without being beholden to it.)"Hannibal" shares its title with the third book in Harris' series -- which is also the last one I intend to reread; I love "Hannibal," but I don't "Hannibal Rising"-love "Hannibal" -- but it's set before the first. Should the show get so far, Fuller has said its fourth season will cover the events of 1981's "Red Dragon," which have already been filmed twice, by Michael Mann in 1986, as "Manhunter, »
- Sam Adams
One of the big questions we were left pondering after the shocking Season 2 finale of NBC's "Hannibal" was whether or not Will Graham would make it to Season 3, and who better to ask such a question than Graham himself, Hugh Dancy? Read on to find out what the star recently had to say about the future of the character!
In an interview with Collider, Dancy revealed that Graham is very much alive and will continue to be alive throughout at least some portion of the impending third season.
"Of all the characters that are bleeding out in that house, Will is the only one who we know from Thomas Harris’ novel that that actually happened to in the source material, and he comes back from it," said Dancy. "And I just know that the story between the two of them isn’t finished. At the very least, there’s a third act there. »
- John Squires
As previously reported, TV Line delivered their newest spoiler chat session and revealed new teaser spoilers for the upcoming "Hannibal" season 3, via producer Fuller. It turns out that some major focus on Will's quest to capture Dr. Lector will be featured. Hannibal's origin story will get served up, and more. In their spoiler chat reveal, they explained: "Fuller promises a “very ambitious” slate of episodes that will focus on Will Graham’s quest to find and capture Dr. Lecter, a quest that will begin with Hugh Dancy’s addled profiler “getting to the roots of what makes this cannibal who he is.” Expect some plot points to be drawn from Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Rising origin story — or at least some ” impressions of who Hannibal was before he began to interact with] any of the show's characters,” Fuller adds. That said, just because the sociopath is out of the bag »
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