Tuesday, April 6, 2010

NEW BOOK ADAPTATIONS: "ALL YOU NEED IS KILL", "DARK LIFE" AND "MOB GIRL"

It seems that book adaptations are becoming quite popular in Hollywood. Here are a bunch of upcoming projects based on books.
Warner Brothers has bought the rights to "All You Need Is Kill", a Hiroshi Sakurazaka's Japanese sci-fi war novel. This is a futuristic, alien invasion story about a soldier who is killed in action when forced to battle a vicious alien species. He returns at the start of everyday to relive this fate for eternity. In the process, he becomes a great warrior and discovers that he may be able to change his destiny as well as the course of war.

On another movie battle front, Disney and Robert Zemeckis will adapt "Dark Life" the upcoming young adult novel from Kat Falls. Her book is set in a near-future world in which rising ocean levels and natural catastrophes have led some people to homestead on the ocean floor, and kids to develop supernatural powers. The story centers on an underwater teenage boy and a surface girl who join forces to uncover a government conspiracy.
Teresa Carpenter's book "Mob Girl" will be directed by Lone Scherfig ("An Education") with Jessica Biel in the main role. The film will tell the true story of Arlyn Brickman, a mob mistress who made herself indispensable to mobsters by running errands, carrying packages, or offering her home as a meeting place or safe haven and she also slept with the dozens of mob figures. She had eight abortions and endured beatings, humiliations, and a brutal rape, eventually becoming a government informant and witness.

8 comments:

  1. I agree, Alex, those first two are for us sf freaks, and the last one is for a few Biel-lovers who frequent this blog :)))

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  2. Dark Life sounds interesting, I would love to see some breathtaking underwater scenes, of course in 3D. :-D

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  3. Hmmm...Mob Girl sounds like it could be really great. My cup of tea--although the eight abortions may make the audience have trouble relating. Jessica Biel--I suspect there's more to her than she's let on in the past. Thanks for posting.

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  4. @Mike
    Dear Mike, poor Dezzy almost got a heart attack after discovering your true identity. Are you a paid assassin? I know that many secret agencies want to see the last of me, but I didn't know you work for them :)

    @Sammy
    Yep, that book sure does sound quite eventful and difficult to read for those with a more sensitive stomach.

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  5. I will have to pass Mob Girl, I am not a fan of Jessica Biel.

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  6. Dezz, it was high time someone assimilated your blog. 3:D

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  7. @Avalon
    Yep, she yet has to convince me in her acting skills, as well.

    @Mike
    I'm not scared of you, I've developed the nano-virus!

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)