A Wrinkle in Time is a true American classic and always gets lots and lots of mentions when we’re asking you for your favourite books. The novel, the first in a quintet by Madeleine L’Engle was almost never published, refused many times in the early 1960s because it dealt with difficult themes, because it had a female protagonist, and because publishers couldn’t really define it as either a children’s book, or an adult one. However, it seems the publishers were wrong because it’s a much loved classic today, never out of print and already the subject of a television movie.
The book is science fiction, and deals with some difficult themes but like C.S Lewis, L’Engle’s writing is inspired by her Christian upbringing. The novel was first released in 1963, and now Disney are taking the reigns with a big budget adaptation starring Oprah Winfrey, Rees Witherspoon and other big stars.
Here’s that trailer:
It looks fantastic and while there will inevitably be some changes from the book, here’s hoping it’s a true adaptation. As the original book is part of a quintet, we could see further adaptations and we guess that will depend on how Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time is received. If you haven’t yet read the book and you’ll like to do so before this adaptation, the movie isn’t due for release until the summer of 2018, so you have some time to do so!
The new movie will star Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon and is directed by Ramin Bahrani, who spoke of the making of the movie, and the current political climate with the Television Critics Association, he said. Read More
The latest trailer has been released and it looks darkly atmospheric but producer and writer, Bruce Miller, has remained quiet about what is in store for us. It is clear however, that while the story will deal with elements of the original novel, we will enter uncharted territory this season, with Margaret Atwood involved as a consultant.
Dirk Gently was born ‘Svlad Cjelli’ but changed his name to ‘Dirk Gently’ as his own, as he stated, had a “Scottish dagger feel to it”.His detective agency is characteristic of Douglas Adams’ quirky writing in that it is utterly out of the ordinary. Dirk runs the “holistic detective agency” making use of “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things” to solve crime and find people.
Two television adaptations have arisen throughout the years with the most popular currently being shown on Netflix and starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood. Douglas Adams’ original novels are particularly difficult to adapt for the screen, however screenwriter Max Landis has managed to take the original energy of the books and created an exciting and mind bending series!
Here are ten of our favourite quotes from the original books- fans of the Netflix series will be pleased to notice how true to character Landis has been in moulding his own Dirk for the small screen, based on these Douglas Adams original lines.
With Jenna Coleman Starring!
Fans of Helen’s Fitzgerald’s thriller The Cry will be thrilled to hear that the adaptation is in the hands of the BBC who will adapt the novel into a four-part psychological drama later this year.
Today it’s announced that Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) will star, playing Joanna, while Australian actor Ewan Leslie will play her husband Alistair.
In March, season two will be coming, as announced by Netflix on New Year’s Day with a brand new teaser trailer giving a first look at the new season. Along with the trailer, a release date, March 31st, so there’s not long to wait now to catch up with Olaf and the children in season two. Read More