First Trailer for BBC’s Adaptation of The Cuckoo’s Calling

By August 21, 2017Adaptations, Video

It’s a few months now since we heard the news that J.K Rowling’s detective series featuring Cormoran Strike was to be turned into a BBC drama and after months of waiting (not to mention the wait for the new book in the series), the first trailer for The Cuckoo’s Calling is finally here!

This week the BBC has announced that the first in the miniseries will air on Sunday 26th August at 9:05pm and if you’re not so patiently waiting to see if the show matches up to the books then here’s that first trailer:

Tom Burke stars as Cormoran Strike, and while he’s a bit smaller than he’s described in the book, he seems to nail the character pretty well in the trailer. His assistant, Robin is played by Holliday Granger and she’s pretty much as described. I’m saving my final thoughts until I’ve watched the show, but it looks promising and I can’t wait to see Strike brought to life on screen.

A Wrinkle in Time: Release Date and New Trailer

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A few months ago Disney announced that they’d be adapting the classic sci-fi A Wrinkle in Time and released a small first trailer to give a taste of what was to come. All we knew at that point was that the film was marked for a spring 2018 release but this week, Disney have released a first trailer for the movie, and we have a release date too!

If you are beyond excited, and don’t have the advantage of being able to create A Wrinkle in Time then you’ll have to wait a little while yet, March 9th is the release date for cinemas. Read More

Catch 22 To Get TV Adaptation, and George Clooney will Direct and Star

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Catch 22 is one of those novels everyone tells me I should read, but despite many (7 to date) attempts, I can’t get past page 100. So I for one am absolutely thrilled to hear there is to be a serialised adaptation of the black comedic satire that has become the most famous anti-war book ever written.

We haven’t seen Clooney on the small screen since ER, nearly twenty years ago but with Catch 22 he’ll not only star in the six episode series but he’ll be directing it too! Clooney won’t be taking the star role, he’ll be playing Yossarian’s commander, Colonel Cathcart. Read More

First Look at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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As someone who has spend her Harry Potterdom wishing she could find out more about young Dumbledore and his relationship with Grindelwald, I couldn’t be more excited about the next installation in the Fantastic Beasts franchise!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald isn’t expected for release until 2018, but the first teaser is out today! We can expect a screenplay in book format to follow soon after, as happened with the first film, and while I’m sad at the switch from book to movie, it won’t stop me watching this! Read More

The Lord Of The Rings Reworked For Brand New Television Series

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In surprising news for Tolkien fans, corporation giant Amazon have bought the global television rights to The Lord Of The Rings. 

On Monday 13th of November 2017, Amazon announced they were ready to produce the biggest and most expensive show for their streaming site. Amazon are set to create multiple-seasons of a series that precede Tolkien’s first of the LotR trilogy: “The Fellowship of the Ring,”.

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Howards End Comes To The BBC

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E.M. Forster‘s masterpiece Howards End (1910) has been adapted for television once more.

Forster is known for his commentary on social class and hypocrisies, and examining such with wit and intelligence. Howards End in particular places a magnifying glass on three families of varying classes at the beginning of the 20th century. In the novel the half-German Schlegel sisters look to help the impoverished Basts while also working with the rich Wilcoxes to rid them of their ingrained prejudices.

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A Disturbing Alternative Pinocchio Will Haunt Your Dreams

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The original Pinocchio story was written by Carlo Collodi in 1883. Since The Adventures of Pinocchio was written there have been many different versions created throughout the years. Most of the remakes or adaptations have followed the original story closely however one French graphic novelist has come at it at a totally new angle.

Pinocchio, Histoire d’un Enfant is the disturbing and nightmarish brainchild of artist and author Ausonia.

The new take on the classic tale takes the traditional Pinocchio story and twists it inside out… Almost literally. In the original tale a human man makes a puppet out of wood, in Ausonia’s version a wooden man makes his puppet out of flesh, bone and sinew…

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