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It can’t really be said that young adult novel adaptations are currently dominating the box office, but it’s certainly not for lack of trying. With The Hunger Games taking the genre lead after the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises came to a close, just about every major studio is throwing Ya sci-fi and fantasy adaptations at the wall in the hope that something will stick.
There have been some moderate successes (Divergent being the most recent example) and quite a lot of failures (Ender’s Game, The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, to name just a few), but with the final entry in Hunger Games ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
It’s a rich time for young adult-oriented genre fiction. Proven science fiction and fantasy franchises such as Divergent and The Hunger Games – as well as franchise hopefuls in The Maze Runner and Seventh Son – will no doubt draw audiences for some time to come.
Though interest in Ya sources for adaptation will no doubt eventually fade, more and more titles continue to join the rush. One of the most interesting of these is the recently announced Railhead, a science fiction/adventure based on an as-of-yet unpublished novel, set to be helmed by veteran director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow).
THR reports that Liman has entered negotiations ...
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- Kyle Hembree
The young adult juggernaut continues to careen through our multiplexes. With The Hunger Games and Divergent doing excellent business, and the likes of Fallen and Daughter Of Smoke And Bone on the way, Sony have taken a punt on the yet-to-be-published Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton. Mark Gordon (Source Code) is producing, and Callie Kloves has been tapped to write the screenplay.Dayton is one of the lucky Amazon self-publishers who went on to score a big deal with a traditional publisher, in her case Random House. Since it has yet to see the light of day, the only information we have about Seeker thus far comes from the marketing blurb. That gives us the story of Quin Kincaid, a young girl who's spent her childhood in a brutal training regime to become one of the prestigious Seekers of the title.The seeking itself seems to be something to do »
Jeremy Davies (Justified) and Robert Knepper (Prison Break) have been cast in History’s miniseries Texas Rising (working title) from A+E Studios and ITV Studios America. Leslie Greif (Hatfields & McCoys) is exec producing the project, which will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers. Davies, repped by Paradigm, Silver Lining Entertainment and attorney Karl Austen, will play Sgt. Ephraim Knowles, a shifty rogue whose only thought is for his own survival who reluctantly joins the Rangers to avoid being executed for desertion. Knepper, repped by Innovative Artists and Kramer Management, will play Empresario Buckley, an unshaven bombastic slob. He is the only law in the town of Victoria, and he abuses his position to further his own agenda and make himself rich in the process. Davies won an Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy for FX’s Justified. He recurs on NBC’s Hannibal »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Filming on Terminator: Genesis, the fifth instalment and quasi-reboot of the Terminator franchise, kicked off in New Orleans yesterday, with Skydance Productions marking the occasion by posting an image of the film’s clapperboard, revealing the working title of ‘Vista’…
Meanwhile, The Arnold Fans got the first set photo of a leather-clad Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of the film…
Terminator: Genesis is set for release on July 1st 2015, with Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) directing a cast that also includes Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Sarah Connor, Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) as Kyle Reese, Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as John Connor, Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) as Danny Dyson and J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man), Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games), Byung-hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Michael Gladis (Mad Men) and Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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- Gary Collinson
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There’s little question that Hollywood’s “adapt anything Ya!” attitude has helped shepherd a new line of strong (or, at least, pretend strong, as is the case with Twilight’s Bella Swan, a bell I will ring until the day I die) young female heroines into the pop cultural consciousness. The Hunger Games has the sharp-shooting Katniss Everdeen (who will soon incite a revolution in the next two films based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling three-book series), while Divergent has the fear-blasting Tris Prior (who will, hey »
- Kate Erbland
Young adult novel adaptations set in dystopian societies might be all the rage right now, but the world of Lois Lowry’s 1993 novel The Giver was brainwashing its citizens to conform to rigid ideals way before that sort of thing became cool. Now that it is cool, however, an adaptation of The Giver is set to join the ranks of movies about adolescents living in not-too-distant-future civilizations (see also: The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner).
One widespread complaint about the initial trailer for The Giver was the lack of any black-and-white footage. In the futuristic society of Lowry’s novel, the ability to see colors has been eliminated along with everything else considered inconvenient, distasteful or dangerous, but upon receiving memories from the Giver (Jeff Bridges), young protagonist Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) begins to see ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
The studios are all scrambling to find the next "Hunger Games" -- but the stars of the latest Ya adaptation, "The Maze Runner," swear their film is no knock-off.The movie revolves around a group of male teenagers who mysteriously find themselves trapped in the middle of a large maze filled with deadly creatures known as "Grievers."Stars Dylan O'Brien and Will Poulter, director Wes Ball and book author James Dashner all appeared at WonderCon over the weekend in Anaheim, where they talked to toofab's Brian Particelli about the "Hunger Game" comparisons and how they all bonded during "boot camp" before filming.toofab: We've seen a lot of Ya adaptations lately, like "The Hunger Games," "Divergent" and "Mortal Instruments," what sets "The Maze Runner" apart?Dylan: It's not as star-studded and I really like that about the film. It's really going to be the biggest thing that we've gotten to do. »
- tooFab Staff
The Front Row on the lost generation of indie film and filmmakers from the 1990s
New York Times Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76. Did you ever see that Oscar nominated Denzel performance in The Hurricane?
imgur fascinating compilation of screenpaps from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. That list of culturally important things people have told Captain America to google and how it changes in each country
Variety we haven't checked in with crazy Takashi Miike lately. He's making a Yakuza Vampire flick now
i09 Wonder-Con happened this weekend which means fun creative cosplay photos. (I miss loving geek culture which I haven't for a long time really... I loved it before "geek" became a compliment).
i09 Dudes in distress, saved by »
- NATHANIEL R
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Championing anime, especially something as wondrously bizarre as Serial Experiments Lain, is a worthy cause, but I still can’t make heads or tails of The Daily Beast’s accusation that Hollywood sci-fi films are ripping off anime. Vague and accusatory headline in tow, author David Levesley points out cosmetic similarities between recent science fiction studio fare and well-regarded anime gems with the added (hand-drawn) cherry on top of claiming filmmakers won’t own up to the work they’re stealing from. It »
- Scott Beggs
When Mike Nichols’s The Birdcage was released in 1996, it made $185 million worldwide, a truly astonishing fact. There are so many reasons why The Birdcage would never ever be made today, let alone make so much money. We’re talking about an R-rated comedy with no gross-out or potty humor. It isn’t a buddy comedy or an action comedy or even a particularly romantic comedy. Its four main characters are quite a bit over the age of 40. Dianne Wiest has an above-the-title credit, for God’s sakes. This is a film geared towards just about every audience but the young straight men Hollywood targets with its comedies today.
Of course The Birdcage is a gay movie. Its leading couple is gay, the plot hinges on a gay secret, and there’s lots of drag and swishing and short shorts. There’s no actual sex, or even too many sexual allusions, »
- Bryan Rucker
What’s a riskier move in Westeros than going to a wedding? Marrying Margaery Tyrell, apparently. Her first husband, Renly Baratheon, was killed by a mysterious assassin. Now her second, Joffrey Baratheon, was poisoned in Sunday’s episode at their wedding feast. Last September, we chatted with actress Natalie Dormer on the set of HBO’s Game of Thrones in Croatia in between breaks shooting “The Purple Wedding” about playing the savvy Highgarden double-widow and what comes next.
Entertainment Weekly: So congratulations, this is your big day.
Natalie Dormer: Thank you! Five days in a row, six if you »
- James Hibberd
While it probably won’t come as a surprise, Syfy announced that Face Off will be back for a seventh season that will kick off in July. Here’s a look at the official press release that also reveals that a new judge will be joining the special effects make-up competition:
“After a bold and extreme season of competition, three artists remain in the fight for the title of season 6 Face Off champion – George Schminky of Walnut Creek, CA by way of Puerto Rico; Rashaad Santiago of Bronx, NY; and Tyler Green of Litchfield, Ct. For their final challenge, they will each create a pair of rival alien races, all of whom will be performing in an electrifying dance performance for world famous music producer and DJ, Rusko. The season 6 finale episode of Face Off airs Tuesday, April 22 at 9Pm Et/Pt on Syfy.
Syfy also confirms that the critically-acclaimed »
- Jonathan James
"There's friendliness, but you've got the rivalry too. Let's not deny it, it is The Hunger Games," the judge revealed. As the group of Idol hopefuls gets smaller and smaller, Keith spilled that "based on consistency" he knows exactly which three singers will still be standing in the end.
We really have so much in common with Emma Stone. Up there with her love for The Spice Girls, The Amazing Spider-Man actress admires fellow thesp and funnygal Jennifer Lawrence (and it goes without saying that we're obsessed with J.Law. It's almost unhealthy). "I just think she's so great isn't she? She is so inspiring to me and I am so grateful that she exists in the world, as someone who is authentic and who has not bent to fit any idea of what a woman should be in that kind of position. And she is so talented," the 25-year-old said of The Hunger Games star during an interview with The Stylist. "I am just so happy she is around for women everywhere. It's just »
One is a competition designed to find the next singing sensation. The other is a ruthless battle of survival. However, if you're talking with American Idol judge Keith Urban, he believes these two events are exactly the same. The country star recently sat with host Ryan Seacrest in an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview for E! News, and Urban revealed that the competition is really starting to heat up between the remaining Idol contestants. "There's friendliness, but you've got the rivalry too. Let's not deny it, it is The Hunger Games," the judge revealed. As the group of Idol hopefuls gets smaller and smaller, Keith spilled that "based on consistency" he knows exactly which three »
Everything will be awesome when “The Lego® Movie” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “21 Jump Street”), “The Lego Movie” is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody. “The Lego Movie” stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet’s rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (“Oblivion”) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games”) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on »
- BeyondHollywood Staff
Everything will be awesome when The Lego Movie arrives onto Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD 2-disc Special Edition, and Digital HD on June 17 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street), The Lego Movie is the hilarious story of a nobody who saves everybody.
The Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Emmet, an ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, and Will Ferrell as the voice of President Business, aka Lord Business, an uptight CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life. Voicing the members of Emmet's rebel crew on this heroic mission are Morgan Freeman (Oblivion) as the ancient mystic Vitruvius; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as tough-as-nails Wyldstyle, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides »
Another new cast member has been announced for Season 2 of "Under the Dome," and while details are scarce, we thought fans of the show would be interested in keeping up with the latest so read on to see who it is!
Per Lilja's Library, home of all things related to Stephen King, Dwayne Boyd (The Hunger Games, "Resurrection," "Sleepy Hollow") has been tapped for the role of Greg, who will first appear in Episode 2.05.
The popular CBS summer series returns on Monday, June 30th.
"Under the Dome" stars Mike Vogel (Barbie), Colin Ford (Joe), Alexander Koch (Junior), Rachelle Lefevre (Julia), Natalie Martinez (Linda), Dean Norris (Big Jim), Mackenzie Lintz (Norrie), and Britt Robertson (Angie). But no telling how long any of them will stick around as it's »
- Debi Moore
London — Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has inked an exclusive U.S. co-production alliance with Pivot, Participant Media’s television network, with the debut of the Sky Atlantic drama “Fortitude.” Pivot will be the exclusive U.S. television home for the series, scheduled to transmit next year.
The series will star Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games”), Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter”), Christopher Eccleston (“Thor: The Dark World”), Sofie Grabol (“The Killing”), Richard Dormer (“Game of Thrones”), Jessica Raine (“The Woman In Black”), Luke Treadaway (“Clash of the Titans”), Nicholas Pinnock (“Top Boy”) and Johnny Harris (“This is England”). It is filmed in Iceland and the U.K.
“Fortitude” was commissioned by Anne Mensah, head of drama at BSkyB, for Sky Atlantic, and was produced by Fifty Fathoms Productions, which sits under the umbrella of Tiger Aspect and Endemol. Simon Donald (“Low Winter Sun”) created the series, which is »
- Leo Barraclough
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