Thursday, February 12, 2015

'THEMIS FILES' SF NOVEL & 'THE TERRIBLE TWO' CHILDREN BOOK GET MOVIE ADAPTATIONS! STUNNING NEW 'CINDERELLA' TRAILER WITH CATE BLANCHETT, RICHARD MADDEN, HELENA BONHAM CARTER, DEREK JACOBI

SONY BUYS MOVIE RIGHTS
ON 'THEMIS FILES' SF NOVEL
Not much to report today, except the two books that have been sold for big screen adaptations, starting with THEMIS FILES by Sylvain Neuvel that Sony wants to produce as a potential tent pole! It follows a secret project to assemble the ancient body parts of a giant humanoid relic buried throughout the world by aliens. It’s discovered in South Dakota, where a young girl falls into a huge hole and lands in the palm of a giant metal hand. The government swarms, but loses interest after failing to gain any military or technological secrets. By the time it’s demilitarized years later, that young girl is a physicist and she spearheads the building project after other body parts are discovered around the U.S. She tries all this covertly in an underground facility in Denver but when her project goes public, the paranoia and greed push mankind to the brink of world war, even as its researchers puzzle over whether they are reviving a weapon of mass destruction or something else.

UNIVERSAL BUYS MOVIE RIGHTS
ON 'THE TERRIBLE TWO' BOOK
Here's another book adaptation for us to look forward too: Universal has bought movie rights on THE TERRIBLE TWO book by Mac Barnett and Jory John which was published last month and is about to be released in 200,000 new copies, after being sold to Amulet Books for a seven digit sum following a heated battle between seven publishers. The book follows the exploits of Miles Murphy, a middle school student who has a reputation as the school's best prankster in history. The young man is forced to relocate to the small town of Yawnee Valley, where he naturally expects to be the best prankster at his new school, until Miles realizes he has some unexpected competition.

DISNEY'S 'CINDERELLA' GETS
 GORGEOUS NEW TRAILER
You can also check out a stunning new trailer for Disney's live action CINDERELLA which offers tones of gorgeous new scenes with Cate Blanchett in designer outfits as the wicked stepmother, Lily James as Ella, Richard Madden as Prince Charming, Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy GodMother, Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger as the stepsisters, Derek Jacobi as the king and Stellan Skarsgard as the villainous Grand Duke, with Hayley Atwell as Cinderella's mother. The film is out next month directed by Kenneth Branagh!

25 comments:

  1. Yay for a new Cinderella trailer! Have I told you how much I am looking forward to this one? Allison has been wearing a promo pin for the movie on her backpack in anticipation of it hitting the theaters!

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    1. he he she will probably go crazy when Frozen short airs before the film

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  2. He may be Prince Charming now, but I will always remember The King in the North.

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    1. I will remember him as the lead in KLONDIKE, he was amazing in it

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    2. me too !
      and I prefer the King of the North !

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    3. Adam will be happy to hear it!

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  3. sadly, Cinderella has again "glass" shows !!
    less comfortable than the original "vair" (squirrel fur !)...

    The story of the The Themis Files seems to be interesting ..

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    1. her original shoes were from fur? Ewww.....

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  4. THEMIS FILES - sounds intriguing.
    THE TERRIBLE TWO - sounds like the publishers got pranked too. I have a tendency to equate pranking with bullying. Not sure I'd want to see this.
    This CINDERELLA sounds more about the monarchy/marriage b.s. other previous ones.
    Could be an interesting twist, though. Can those costumes be any more spectacular? Love it!
    Also, nice touch/acknowledgement to 'animal rights', in the trailer. Thank you!!

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    1. I dont like pranking either, hopefully he learns a lesson in the book :)

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  5. I can't stop looking at that blue dress. So pretty!

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    1. I just wish they found a prettier girl to wear it, like Margot Robbie for example...

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  6. I'm tempted to go to Cinderella only because Branagh has directed it. Visually, he can't be beat.

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    1. we do positively adore sir Branagh! Isn't he just swell?

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  7. Not every day can be exciting. Good time to relax with a glass of wine.

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  8. The Cinderella trailer looks really good.

    That has to be really exciting for the authors to have their books picked up for movie rights.

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    1. I can imagine! I'd probably sell a book of mine to a studio first and only then to a publisher :)

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  9. Cinderella looks like a really grand film and Cate Blanchett looks the part.

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    1. It was shown last night in Berlin, and the reviews are grand!

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  10. I hope Cinderella gets to screw her prince big time (pardon my Greek). You know, to spice up the fact that we've seen 10,000 earlier reboots/remakes/reinterpretations before.

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