Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NEW BOOK ADAPTATIONS: DAN STEVENS, CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER TO LEAD 'MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS'! 'DIABOLIC' YA SF SAGA MOVIE RIGHTS SOLD! BRANDON SANDERSON'S 'COSMERE' SAGA TO BE ADAPTED

  DAN STEVENS IS DICKENS IN
'MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS'
Now this is certainly a lovely cast: as 'Deadline' reports today, Dan Stevens is to play young Charles Dickens in THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS next to Christopher Plummer as Scrooge and Jonathan Pryce as Dickens' father.
Based on Les Staniford's book, the movie will describe how Dickens wrote his famous A Christmas Carol! The story begins in October 1843, when Dickens was broke and distressed with his previous three books having failed. Rejected by his publishers, he set out to write and self publish a book he hoped would keep his family afloat, and after six fever pitched weeks, he created A Christmas Carol.

  'THE DIABOLIC' SF YA NOVEL
 MOVIE RIGHTS SOLD!
If you're into YA sf, you will be interested to know that Columbia Pictures has bought the movie rights to the last week published THE DIABOLIC by S.J. Kincaid, a mix of Red Queen and The Hunger Games: as the galaxy’s most fierce warrior, a humanoid teen masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court. When the power mad emperor learned the young girl’s senator father is planning a rebellion, she is summoned to the Galactic Court to be turned into a hostage. The deadly humanoid assumes her identity and has an awakening as she deals with all the backstabbing and politics inherent in a crumbling empire.

   SANDERSON'S 'COSMERE
TO BE TURNED INTO MOVIES 
Variety, meanwhile, reports that  DMG Entertainment will spend close to $300 million to turn Brandon Sanderson's COSMERE saga into three movies! These books are a mixture of science fiction and fantasy, and they unfold in a number of different worlds and time periods, but are unified by an intricate system of magic that drives the plots. The team that wrote Saw is already writing a script for THE WAY OF KINGS, the first in Sanderson's THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE series. Their plan is to simultaneously adapt the first book of his MISTBORN series as well!

16 comments:

  1. I'm curious about the plan's for Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, but how the heck do you condense all that material into just 3 movies? The Way of Kings is 1000 pages - it would take 3 movies just to cover the basics there.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I knew you'd be the first one to comment on this :) If I got it right those three movies are just the beginning... they're seeking partners who will give the rest of the megabudget

      Delete
  2. $300 Million is a lot of scratch! I think The Man Who Invented Christmas will be lovely. Jason watches many different versions of A Christmas Carol each year (I only watch one or two) but it really is a beloved holiday classic. It will be nice to learn a little more about the back story.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. A lot and yet ain't enough :) it is just half of what they are trying to collect :) I've only seen Scrooge in BBC's Dickensian, and once in Donald Duck version in which his rich uncle was the Scrooge LOL

      Delete
    2. Yep, I watch the Donald Duck version every year and have since I was a child. I also like the Jim Carey version, though it did take a few views before it grew on me.

      Delete
    3. They don't air Christmas programmes here, so we never really enjoyed them, sadly

      Delete
  3. The Way of Kings...mmm, sounds interesting...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. the fans of epic fantasy usually adore him, Philie!

      Delete
  4. That Dickens one sounds awesome. Looking forward to seeing it. So yeah, even the greats in literature faced their share of rejection.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. and were able to finish a masterpiece in six weeks :)))

      Delete

GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)