Sunday, March 30, 2014

NEW TV & MOVIE BOOK ADAPTATIONS: JOHN GREEN'S 'PAPER TOWNS' & MITCH ALBOM'S 'FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN' TO BECOME UPLIFTING FILMS. WILBUR SMITH'S 'BIRDS OF PREY' TO BE TURNED INTO 17TH CENTURY TV SERIES

JOHN GREEN'S 'PAPER TOWNS'
TO GET A MOVIE ADAPTATION!
This Sunday we're featuring a number of book adaptations which will happen in the future. Later this summer we shall watch the movie based on John Green's bestselling novel THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, but he already has another project ready to be turned into a movie: the plan is to adapt his PAPER TOWNS with the idea to use Nat Wolff as the lead star. He already stars in FAULT IN OUR STARS movie. PAPER TOWNS follows Quentin, a young man who shared a jarring experience with his neighbour Margo: They found a man who committed suicide. They grew apart, but one night he finds her at his bedroom window, dressed like a ninja. She enlists him in a campaign to get revenge on people who’ve hurt her. Next day, she vanishes as he is left to ponder the ramifications of the evening. Then he begins getting clues from her and has to follow them.

1ST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN
MITCH ALBOM'S BOOK GETS UPLIFTING MOVIE VERSION
Another book to get its big screen version is Mitch Albom's bestseller FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN! Warner Bros. will adapt the uplifting book which opens on a morning in the small town of Coldwater, MI, when the phones start ringing and the voices say they are calling from heaven. While each call is greeted differently, some with love, some with religious zeal, some with fear, a grieving single father with an inquisitive and hopeful son takes it upon himself to uncover whether these callers are hoaxers, or they are really dialing long distance!

17TH CENTURY TV SERIES
BASED ON WILBUR SMITH'S 'BIRDS OF PREY'  EPIC SAGA
Now, I have to admit that I had a great displeasure of translating one of Wilbur Smith's books for the readers in my country (I was appalled to find out he promotes cultural, religious and political prejudices towards Muslims in his book) but maybe this one is a better one? His novel BIRDS OF PREY will be turned into TV series by Freemantle Media. Set against a backdrop of the uncharted Africa of the 17th century, the story chronicles the lives of a family as they battle to secure the clan’s fortunes in a place where sea-faring empires, privateers, wild animals and settled African tribes and nations fight it out for control of the land and its treasures. The series will begin in 1667 with the family landing in Africa, led by 17-year-old protagonist Hal.

26 comments:

  1. Sorry, Dezzy, but I bought the bacon. We didn't get to have it for breakfast but will with lunch. I used to eat facon but that gave me too many headaches.

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    1. what's facon, a fake bacon? Such delight!

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    2. there's also turkey bacon but I assume there is also tofu bacon

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    3. Oh yeah, it's fake bacon. And it even sorta looks like bacon.

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    4. @Adam
      I wouldn't be surprised... Americans love their things artificial and fake :)

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    5. @Ivy
      we only have soy salami here. Even tofu isn't easy or cheap to find here.

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    6. Dezzy: But wait, you say Americans, which is not true of all of us, and then you, yourself eat soy salami. The facon is the same idea. Same as the veggie cheeses. As in, it's all fake, my friend.

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    7. but soy salami isn't fake, dear. It's not made from artificial ingredients but from soy beans. It's completely natural.
      Veggie cheeses are a bit different, they really are made from vegetable fats but they're not really healthy. I don't eat them often. Maybe once in a two or three months.

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    8. I'll give you bean curd but It's still a fake meat, as in not real salami, but instead an overly processed food-like item.

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    9. Maybe in your place, here it's just ground soy grain mixed with onions, spices and some vegetable based fat and they don't have any additives nor conservatives

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    10. Tofu bacon? Adam... is that a fact?

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    11. I've heard of ham flavoured soy flakes.... not gonna try them ever

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  2. Wow! Nat Wolff has grown up. I didn't realize he was to be in Fault in Our stars too. I want to read it, but daughter's friend has leukemia so not sure I can handle it at this point. Heard it is excellent though!

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    1. I'm not sure, but I think he plays a patient in STARS. It is an extremely heartwarming book, the type YAs should read instead of all the dystopian crap

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  3. The First Phone Call From Heaven should make an interesting movie.

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    1. yep, those religious uplifting movies are the new trend.... later this summer we shall watch HEAVEN'S FOR REAL and the predictions are that it will have a good life in cinemas thanks to religious moviegoers.

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  4. A phone call from heaven.... Is that a fact? Hmmmm I'd switch on my voicemail.

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    1. I'd probably act as if I'm not home :)

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    2. I don't have a doorbell. So I'm never at home. Like now.

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    3. how does the postman announce himself? Knocks twice? :)

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  5. Haven't read any of these novels yet. Probably will read Paper Towns at some point. Fault in Our Stars is one of my all time favorite reads. Heartbreaking but beautiful.

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    1. Just wish they've chosen someone else for the lead role and not Shailene Woodley.

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  6. FIRST PHONE CALL FROM HEAVEN...this could be creepy.

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    1. it always is when you see or hear dead people

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  7. My daughter will be very pleased by the new John Green movie. She is such a fan of all of his books! My mom bought her the boxed set that was autographed for Christmas and she nearly exploded with giddiness!

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    1. it's nice when kids read inspiration and uplifting books instead of the dystopian ones

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