Sunday, April 19, 2020

NEW BOOK ADAPTATIONS: GRAPHIC NOVEL DAN AND SAM TO BECOME A MOVIE AT UNIVERSAL! WW2 HISTORICAL NOVEL THE SHADOW KING TO BECOME A FILM

  'DAN AND SAM' ADAPTATION
A NIGHT WITH LOST LOVE
Universal has bought movie rights on Dan and Sam
Two new big screen adaptations today to announce, spylings, while the Orthodox part of the world celebrates Easter. First up, Deadline reports that Picador's graphic novel DAN AND SAM has been picked up by Universal who will make a film out of Mark Watson and Oliver Harud’s 2015 hit graphic novel! Japanese director Hikari will helm the story about a prosperous London couple: when Sam dies in Dan’s arms after an accident, Dan is granted a reprieve – Sam can return to him for one night of the year, every year, until he falls in love again. And though Dan knows that no one could ever take Sam’s place in his heart, he faces an impossible choice. Molly Smith Metzler is penning the adaptation.

    THE SHADOW KING ADAPTATION
WW2 ETHIOPIAN FEMALE HEROES
Atlas Entertainment will adapt The Shadow King
Meanwhile, one of Time Magazine’s Must Read Books of 2019 Maaza Mengiste's THE SHADOW KING will be turned into a film by Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) over at Atlas Entertainment. The historical fiction novel revolves around the Ethiopian women soldiers, left out of the historical record, who went to battle against Mussolini’s invading army in 1935 Ethiopia. The story follows, Aster, the wife of a commander in Haile Selassie’s overwhelmed army, and her household servant Hirut, who long to do more than care for the wounded and bury the dead. Together they offer a plan to maintain morale among Ethiopians, eventually becoming warriors and inspiring other women to take up arms against the Italians.

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  1. Both sound like something I'd go see!

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    1. Should be nice to watch if they do them right.

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  2. That just sounds like unnecessary torture to have your loved one for only one night a year. I hope to God if I go first, Jason is able to find happiness, if not comparable love that we shared, with another person.

    I add adding The Shadow King to my book list right now. Sounds so good. I don't know how I missed hearing about it!

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    1. I cannot really imagine you with anyone else except with Jason. If you go first and if he ever find someone else it would probably be your lookalike LOL

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  3. Dan and Sam is something that I would avoid. I'm just not in the right piece of mind to watch anything so heart wrenching.

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    1. I'm wondering how many stories could one make out of that plot?

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  4. He better not think he's going to get anyone who looks equal or better than me. She better be uglier LOL. Though, she will be luckier since it took me 23 years to train him well. She'll greatly benefit from me whipping his ass into shape all these years :P

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    1. How is his ass doing shapevise? I remember he was exercising last year a lot and dieting, did it work? Is he hunky now?

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    2. It worked for about a year, then we went to New York and he ate all the food LOL. He gained most of it back sadly, but once things settle down here, he'll go back to his diet and workout routine. They laid off 40% of his employees, so now he's picking up that slack at work and is super tired by the time he gets home, so no workouts are happening now and he's doing a lot of grab and go type breakfasts and lunches that aren't super healthy :(

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    3. Oh, noes, will the workers be coming back after the corona? Publishing here is in terrible condition as the bookstores opened only yesterday after a month of being closed. I don't think I will have work any time soon, the future looks very dark.

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    4. Some of the workers will be getting called back by the end of the month, though some will not be called back at all. He said it was one of the worst days of his life having to call people in to tell them they were losing their jobs through no fault of their own :( Hopefully, the economy will rebound when this is all over and they can try to bring as many back as possible.

      I am sorry to hear about your lack of work. Is your government doing anything to help out the citizens with finances during this time?

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    5. Some citizens yes, me not LOL Our government is rotten as rotten gets, so they will try to save all the money for themselves and their minions. I'm guessing Trumpie will do the same - trying to save the gazillionaires instead of the wretched poor. I've already seen that the richest companies are applying for help while their owners are cooling their balls on Hawaii or something.

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    6. Actually, Trumpie hasn't been bad with the American workers. Jason and I received stimulus money (as did many of the citizens here) and the laid off workers will be getting an extra $600 a week added to their unemployment benefits (which is more than what my mom brings home when she is actually bringing in a weekly paycheck) to help them through these times. What's pissing me off though is them not pushing a clean bill to help the workers. They keep trying to push in stupid pet projects into the bills that have nothing to do with this pandemic relief. The politicians here are fricking disgusting and that's what's holding up the immediate relief many are so desperately needing right now. Though, big business is definitely benefiting too, which also makes me mad. It's the small businesses that need the most help. I think by the time this is over, many of them will have to shut their doors:(

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    7. Disney sent all of its workers on a furlough but they kept pay and bonuses for the executives. So disgusting.

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    8. Disgusting for sure! I even heard that Harvard, who I believe has 4 billion dollars) took money that was intended to help out smaller schools. Talk about greedy bastards! When we do get take out, we've been trying to support the small establishments here, and when the economy reopens, we'll be doing a lot of shopping and eating locally, as the small mom and pop stores/restaurants. No need to boost up the big corporations who have money but still have their hands out wanting even more.

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    9. And Branson who is asking from UK for a help to save his company even though he owns a private island and has enjoyed billions all his life. Did not these rich idiots save money as precaution for cases like these?

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    10. I saw that and couldn't believe that crack pot was asking for bailout money. Sell your damn island and live within your means like the rest of us have to do. I'm sure he's got money in an offshore account tucked away for a rainy day that he can dip into. It's just greed at its finest.

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    11. It is wildly disgusting, time for us to thrown down all the politicians and millionaires and let people rule! Down with capitalism long live socialism :)

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