'Catcher In The Rye': Why there will never be a film

J.D. Salinger tells Hollywood to 'Suck It' From Beyond the Grave

News by John Jarzemsky February 24, 2012
A 1957 letter details J.D. Salinger's reasons for never approving of a film adaptation of 'The Catcher in the Rye.'

Film is Truth? Why Writing Novels Is Probably A Smarter Career Move

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Some of 2011's biggest blockbusters weren't originally written by film geeks, they were adaptations of novels. What does the success of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' & 'The Hunger Games' teach us?
Paramount Sues Puzo Estate

Paramount Sues Puzo Estate Over Mis-Use of 'Godfather' Brand

News by John Jarzemsky
The Puzo estate is being sued by Paramount in an effort to block the release of a sequel novel to 1969's 'The Godfather'.
Craig Clevenger's 'Smoke and Mirrors'

Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? Specifically For A Craig Clevenger Film Project

News by Rob Hart February 15, 2012
Craig Clevenger and Six Finger Films are seeking funding through Kickstarter to produce a short film based on a chapter from Clevenger's next novel. Go donate. Right now!
 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Trailer

Tremble Before The 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Trailer

News by Rob Hart February 13, 2012
The trailer for 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', based on the novel of the same name, has been released. Click through to watch Abe Lincoln expertly swing an ax!

Behold! The Unfilmable: David Mitchell's 'Cloud Atlas'

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky February 10, 2012
Is it possible to make a successful film adaptation of David Mitchell's post modern masterpiece? We'll know soon enough.

hitRECord: Where the Wild Things Are

Column by Joe Daly February 6, 2012
From his visionary and innovative online community, hitRECord, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is changing the way we look at the Internet from "Hey, look at me," to "Hey, let's do this."
Sequel To 'Atlas Shrugged' Back On Track

Sequel To 'Atlas Shrugged' Back On Track

News by Rob Hart February 3, 2012
When 'Atlas Shrugged: Part I' was released in theaters, it was reviled by critics and ignored by audiences. The director cancelled the sequel, but now it appears the movie is back on.
Jackie Brown Prequel

Louis And Ordell From 'Jackie Brown' Returning To The Silver Screen

News by Rob Hart February 3, 2012
Elmore Leonard's novel 'The Switch'--which takes place 15 years prior to 'Rum Punch', the novel on which 'Jackie Brown' was based, will be adapted for the screen.
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Bret Easton Ellis Wants Porn Star For Main Role Of Mysterious Noir Project

News by Rob Hart January 24, 2012
Bret Easton Ellis is writing an "LA noir micro budget" movie for director Paul Schrader--and wants porn star James Deen in the lead role.
Cormac McCarthy - The Counselor

Cormac McCarthy Sells First Spec Script

News by Joshua Chaplinsky January 18, 2012
Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy takes a break from writing his new novel to crank out and sell his first spec script.
Chandler and Hitchcock: Not BFFs

OH SNAP: Raymond Chandler Pillories Alfred Hitchcock In Letter

News by Rob Hart January 10, 2012
It sounds like a match made in heaven--Raymond Chandler writing a movie for Alfred Hitchcock. Except Chandler couldn't stand Hitchcock, and he doesn't mince words about it in this letter.
Sarah Polley To Adapt Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace'

Sarah Polley To Adapt Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace'

News by Rob Hart January 6, 2012
Actress Sarah Polley will film 'Alias Grace,' a historical novel by Margaret Atwood that recounts the 1843 trial of a 16-year-old Canadian housemaid.

The 10 Best Book To Movie Casting Decisions

Column by Meredith Borders January 6, 2012
As book lovers, we feel protective of our favorite characters, entitled to them in a way that is often threatened by inexplicable casting. Below are ten times that the casting directors nailed it.
Kimberly Pierce 'Carrie' Remake

Stephen King's 'Carrie' to Get Remake Treatment (Again)

News by Brandon Tietz January 5, 2012
'Boys Don’t Cry' director Kimberly Peirce will be filming an updated version of Stephen King's 'Carrie.'
James Franco will publish next book through Amazon

James Franco Signs With Amazon For Next Book

News by Rob Hart January 5, 2012
After publishing his first book through Scribner, James Franco will buck traditional publishing by putting out his next, 'Actors Anonymous', through Amazon.

The Top 10 Book to Film Adaptations That Were Actually Good

Column by John Jarzemsky December 29, 2011
A list of films that have defied the conventions of the old adage "the book is always better!"

Top 10 Things We'd Like to See in the 'American Psycho' Remake

Column by Brandon Tietz December 28, 2011
We're still of a mind that an 'American Psycho' remake is a terrible idea, but if you must do it, here's some things we'd like to see.
Cloud Atlas Concept Art

Concept Art and Set Photos From Tom Twyker and The Wachowski Siblings' 'Cloud Atlas' Adaptation

News by Joshua Chaplinsky December 28, 2011
Our first glimpse behind the scenes of the film adaptation of David Mitchell's post modern masterpiece, 'Cloud Atlas.'
American Psycho Remake

"American Psycho" to Get Modernized Remake. Fans Outraged.

News by Brandon Tietz December 9, 2011
Lion's Gate has tapped Noble Jones to write and direct an 'American Psycho' remake. How bad of an idea is this?

The Day I Met God

Column by Ed Sikov December 8, 2011
Film biographer Ed Sikov regales us with the tale of the day he met his lord and master, legendary director Billy Wilder.

Behold! The Unfilmable: The Literary Adaptations of David Cronenberg

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky November 25, 2011
A detailed look at the literary leanings of cult filmmaker, David Cronenberg.
Being Flynn

Another Bullshit Name-Change In Trailer City

News by Joshua Chaplinsky November 16, 2011
Nick Flynn's "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City" finally comes to the silver screen.
First trailer for The Hunger Games released

Hurry! 'The Hunger Games' Trailer Is Here!!!

News by Rob Hart November 15, 2011
The first full-length trailer for 'The Hunger Games' is released; tweens across the world squeal in delight.

2012 Comic Book Movie Preview

Column by Brandon Tietz November 7, 2011
2012 brings us Ghost Rider, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, and a Spider-Man reboot. What's going to be good? What is sure to suck? Let's discuss.