Hatred For ‘The Canyons’ Confuses Bret Easton Ellis

Hatred For ‘The Canyons’ Confuses Bret Easton Ellis

News by Dean Fetzer August 9, 2013
The film, written by the controversial author and starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, has been almost universally reviled.
Michel Houellebecq

Novelist’s Disappearance During Book Tour Leads to Film

News by Dean Fetzer July 16, 2013
In 2011, French enfant terrible Michel Houellebecq vanished for a week during a promotional tour of Belgium and the Netherlands, sparking a media frenzy and a new film.

TripLit: Drinkin’ At The Drive-in

Column by Tiffany Turpin Johnson July 16, 2013
Bust out your Solo cups, it's time to hit up the drive-in. This summer there are lots of movies coming out that're based on books, so put your drinks on ice and play our book-based booze games.
Fincher Affleck Gone Girl

David Fincher and Ben Affleck Teaming Up For 'Gone Girl' Adaptation

News by Christopher Shultz July 12, 2013
There's some significant talent on board for the film version of Gillian Flynn's hit book, though nothing is set in stone yet.
Orson Scott Card Ender's Boycott

Orson Scott Card Defends Against Ender's Game Boycott

News by Nathan Scalia July 11, 2013
Orson Scott Card has released a statement responding to a boycott campaign of the "Ender's Game" film.

Book vs. Film: World War Z

Column by Christopher Shultz July 5, 2013
The contentious, loosely-adapted zombie picture comes face to face with its celebrated literary predecessor. Which one will emerge the supreme flesh-eater?
Steven Spielberg The Grapes of Wrath

Spielberg Looking to Produce New Version of ‘Grapes of Wrath’

News by Dean Fetzer July 5, 2013
As the 75th anniversary of the John Steinbeck novel approaches, it looks like the director has pulled the rights out from under everyone else.

Adaptations: Passionate, Not Precious

Column by John Jarzemsky June 26, 2013
Maybe we should be a little more open-minded when it comes to adaptations of stories we love.
Universal Picks Up 'Locke & Key'

Universal Picks Up 'Locke & Key,' Plans to Make Feature Film

News by Christopher Shultz June 20, 2013
The graphic novel from Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez is tentatively headed for the big screen.
Fifty Shades Movie Sam Taylor-Johnson

'Fifty Shades' Movie Gets a Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

News by Christopher Shultz June 20, 2013
A much-coveted gig in Hollywood, sought by the likes of Gus Van Sant, has gone to a relative newcomer.
Trailer for 'Salinger' Released

Trailer for 'Salinger' Released

News by Christopher Shultz June 14, 2013
A documentary exploring the intrigue and mystery surrounding literature's biggest recluse,'Catcher in the Rye' author J.D. Salinger.
Choose Your Own Adventure movies

Choose Your Own Adventure Series Heading for the Big Screen...Wait, Huh?

News by Christopher Shultz June 13, 2013
Hollywood won't let any 1980s throwback go unfilmed, even if it's unfilmable.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Trailer

First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

News by Dean Fetzer June 12, 2013
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the new Peter Jackson movie due in December - and it features a dragon!

Why Do We Read Novelizations?

Column by Christopher Shultz June 5, 2013
Despite their reputation as sub-literature and waning popularity within the tie-in market, novels adapted from blockbuster movies continue to appear on bookshelves. So what's the appeal?

The Absence of Story in "Star Trek Into Darkness"

Column by BH Shepherd June 4, 2013
While it bears the brand of a franchise best known for being about exploring the unknown, the latest installment from Abrams is content to boldly go where many movies have gone before.
"The ABCs of Death" children's book

Children's Book Based on Gruesome Horror Anthology 'The ABCs of Death' Now Available!

News by Christopher Shultz
Kids and grown-ups alike will revel in every illustrated page of this macabre little book.
CoverGirl Hunger Games-Inspired Make-Up

‘Hunger Games’ Makeup? Now I’ve Seen it All!

News by Dean Fetzer May 24, 2013
CoverGirl has signed a sponsorship deal with Lionsgate to produce a new line of cosmetics called the ‘Capitol Collection’.

From Screen to Screen: 5 Mobile Screenwriting Apps for Tablets and Smartphones

Column by Christopher Shultz May 23, 2013
Have a movie kicking around in your head, but you're rarely home? Start writing that film while you're on the go with these handy applications.
Trailer for James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying'

Trailer for James Franco's 'As I Lay Dying' Released

News by Christopher Shultz May 14, 2013
The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Franco! He can do anything, even adapt Faulkner's unfilmable novel to the screen. It looks like he did a pretty decent job.
Max Brooks Publicly Disses 'World War Z' Movie

Max Brooks Publicly Disses 'World War Z' Movie

News by Christopher Shultz May 10, 2013
The compiler of the zombie apocalypse's oral history doesn't like what Hollywood did with his story, and now he's speaking out.
"Ender's Game" trailer

Just Released: First ‘Ender’s Game’ Trailer

News by Dean Fetzer May 8, 2013
See the trailer for the movie based on Orson Scott Card’s cherished novel.
Out of Print documentary

‘Out of Print’ Explores “Sad Future of Reading and eBooks”

News by Dean Fetzer May 1, 2013
Paper books are still alive and well, but a new documentary called ‘Out of Print’ about the death of eBooks and paper books debuted last week at Tribeca.
Gus Van Sant 'Fifty Shades' Test Reel

Gus Van Sant Shoots 'Fifty Shades' Test Reel

News by Christopher Shultz April 24, 2013
The filmmaker has eyes on bringing E.L. James' novel to the big screen, and he's got a steamy sex scene on camera to prove it.

Crossing the Rubicon: A Steve Erickson Primer

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
A kick in the pants for the hemhawers, pussyfooters, and the uninitiated. Jump off that cliff!

'Cujo' To Be Remade Sometime This Year

News by Christopher Shultz April 15, 2013
With King adaptations and remakes a plenty, why not redo the one about the rabid dog?