Sunday, August 18, 2013

NEW BIG SCREEN BOOK ADAPTATIONS: LAUREN KATE'S 'FALLEN' WITH JEREMY IRVINE, JASON MATTHEWS' 'RED SPARROW', KATE ATKINSON'S 'LIFE AFTER LIFE', DARREN STAR'S 'YOUNGER', BILL SHAPIRO'S 'OTHER PEOPLE'S LOVE LETTERS' ROMANCE

LAUREN KATE'S 'FALLEN'
ANGELS WITH JEREMY IRVINE
Tones of new books are getting movie adaptations, people, and we shall spotlight them today, starting with FALLEN by Lauren Kate! The young adult novel follows a teenage girl in high school who experiences forbidden love, and has to choose between two young men who she is unaware are fallen angels who have battled over her for centuries. The girl will be played by Addison Timlin, while one of the boys, Daniel Grigori, will be played by WAR HORSE star Jeremy Irvine! Scott Hicks (NO RESERVATIONS, THE LUCKY ONE) is directing!

JASON MATTHEWS' 'RED SPARROW' NOVEL
 TO BE HELMED BY DARREN ARONOFSKY
Deadline reports that Darren Aronofsky will direct the adaptation of Jason Matthews' novel RED SPARROW! 20th Century Fox has paid a 7 figure sum for the rights in a heated battle with other studios. The book is set in contemporary Russia following intelligence officer Dominika Egorova who is drafted against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress in the service, Dominika is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the agency’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade craft, deception, and inevitably, a sexual attraction that threatens their careers. Dominika winds up seeking revenge against her soulless masters, and living a fatal double life after she is recruited by the CIA to ferret out a high-level traitor in Washington.

WW2 'LIFE AFTER LIFE'
BY KATE ATKINSON
The same site reports that Lionsgate has acquired movie rights on bestseller LIFE AFTER LIFE by Kate Atkinson. Published earlier this year in April, the story of the period novel is set against the backdrop of World War II, as a young woman discovers she has the ability to start her life from scratch. MAD MEN and THE BRIDGE writers are penning the adaptation!

DARREN STAR TO PRODUCE 'YOUNGER'
 BY PAMELA REDMOND SATRAN
Meanwhile, Darren Star, who brought us SEX AND THE CITY, BH 90210 and MELROSE PLACE, is producing the television adaptation of YOUNGER by Pamela Redmond Satran. This TV LAND future show will  centre on a suddenly-single New Jersey housewife and mother in her early 40s who, unable to restart her career, decides to lie about her age and successfully passes herself off as a twenty something. Armed with a makeover and new resume, she wins a coveted position at the city’s hottest publishing company. Pretending to be “younger” doesn’t hurt in the bar scene, either, as guys line up like never before.

OTHER PEOPLE'S LOVE LETTERS
MOVIE ADAPTATION
But if you're in the mood for romantic topics here is something in the vein of LOVE ACTUALLY! CBS Films has bought the movie rights on OTHER PEOPLE'S LOVE LETTERS  a book which presents a collection of love letters that was edited by Bill Shapiro. Purely romantic, the movie will follow the intertwining storylines of four romances, each at a crossroads! The movie will be helmed by Tom Bezucha who wrote and directed MONTE CARLO with Selena Gomez!

30 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of any of these novels. Guess I should come out of my cave more often. Red Sparrow sounds a lot like the premise for Nikita (which I was going to blog about soon).

    Very glad to see so many books being bought and adapted to film. :)

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    1. yep, some of them are really new :) But most of the books that get sold for adaptation never get made into films in the end :(

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  2. Life After Life and Love Letters look like movies that I might be interested in.

    Teens in love with Fallen Angels not so much. Haven't we seen this movie before and didn't we hate it?

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    1. Those two are my potential faves too, Annzie!
      And I'm with you on FALLEN! We didn't hate it, we despised it and cursed it :)

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    2. I think I may even have pissed on it :)

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    3. nature sometimes calls at twilight, dear :)

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  3. Red Sparrow has potential for me!

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    1. could be interesting with the right actress

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  4. I haven't heard of those novels

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  5. Life after Life & Love Letters sound like they might be up my alley. All depends on the actors and the actual script though!

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  6. Red Sparrow was a good read - I can see it transferring to the screen very well.

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  7. I watched LOVE ACTUALLY last night W/my wife. I suppose she will want to see OTHER PEOPLE'S LOVE LETTERS.

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  8. I'm really feeling old right now. Younger is more in than ever. I don't think I'd like to be young in today's society. Too much thinking about sex (not that that's bad, but it rules everything) and looks and being youthful forever and thinking just the right way.

    I'm rather proud of my gray hair. I've earned it :)

    ........dhole

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    1. you've earned it proudly, Donnzie!

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  9. Lots of new items coming this fall and speaking of which FALLen:) sounds good....
    Have a great evening, Dez.

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    1. yep, lots of new films and shows, hope at least some of them good

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  10. Life after Life looks interesting but Younger made me smile, ha ~ Sooner or later age will get you ~

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  11. I love that they're making more movie adaptations. Lots of material out there, after all.

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    1. and we do love movie adaptations of books!

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  12. The movies are never as good as the books. Ever! I am always disappointed when I get excited about the book going to film, only to find I loved the book more. Maybe I should start watching the movies first?

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    1. that is how I do it - first films, then books :)

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  13. LIFE AFTER LIFE sounds cool. That would be nice to be able to start over sometimes ;)

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    1. I'm looking forward to reinventing myself soon :)

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  14. you are the one of knowing... not heard of any of these, but in my defense i live under a rock.

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