First Trailer for the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is Here

By February 15, 2018Adaptations, News, Video

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of the loveliest books set during World War Two. Written as an epistolary novel, the book is created as a selection of letters between struggling writer Juliet Ashton and a stranger on the other side of the Channel.

Last year it was announced that the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  was to be made into a movie, and I for one cannot wait and only hope that it lives up to the expectation the book creates. The movie will be in cinemas on April 20th so not too long to wait now, starring Lily James in the lead role.

The first trailer has been released this week and so we get our first look at the movie adaptation. What do you think?

If you haven’t yet read the book, it’s well worth picking up. You can read a review of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society here, and with the movie released on 20th April, you still have time to read it before the movie is released.

All-star cast of King Lear is coming soon to the BBC

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King Lear is coming to our televisions in 2018.

Sir Anthony Hopkins will play the titular character who descends into madness as the play develops.Lear’s daughters are played by Florence Pugh, Emily Watson, and Emma Thompson (as youngest to oldest respectively). Having decided to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, provided they each tell him why he is so loved, bad decisions are made, regrets are expressed, and two daughters manipulate and betray their father…

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JK Rowling Reveals Lethal White News

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Is anyone else checking JK’s Twitter and searching Google every few days for the release date of Lethal White? The novel will be the fourth in the Cormoran Strike series written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith and it feels like we’ve been waiting for ages, so when I saw J. K Rowling talking about Lethal White this week on Twitter I was excited for a news reveal!

Sadly the news isn’t a release date for Lethal White, and it is looking like that will be a while away yet as Rowling is still writing the novel. However, she did reveal that the next novel will definitely be adapted for screen. Here’s that tweet. Read More

George R.R. Martin’s latest televisual offering is coming soon

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Nightflyers is a novella written by the Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin in 1980. In 1981 Martin expanded the story into a 30,000-word piece by order of his editor. In the longer version, the author put in extra backstory on the some characters, and introduced several secondary characters not named in the first version.

Nightflyers is set in the same fictional “Thousand Worlds” universe as many of Martin’s other works, including Dying of the LightSandkings, and A Song for Lya, among others.

Nightflyers was adapted into a movie in the 1980s but more recently it was been decided it deserves a revamp so, in 2017, a pilot was developed by Syfy. Since George R. R. Martin is tied to an exclusive contract with HBO for Game of Thrones he will not be involved in the production or writing for Nightflyers.

In December 2017 Jodie Turner-Smith was announced as being cast as Melantha Jhirl, much to the pleasure of George R. R. Martin who expressed his enthusiasm for the casting in his journal. Martin explained how this recent casting more accurately represented that character in the novella than the film did, which had cast a white actor.

Netflix will co-produce the show and will be releasing it in 2018. Watch out for more information as we have it, meanwhile watch the trailer below! 

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Pride and Prejudice House’s £33 Million Renovation

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Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, where the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice was filmed, is due for a renovation.

The Duke of Devonshire had decided the house needed a certain amount of care and attention, and the installation of WIFI, if it is to be financially viable in the future. It is said to be the most costly and time-consuming renovation for nearly 200 years.

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Sherlock Holmes inspired animation is coming soon

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A sequel to the romantic comedy animation Gnomeo and Juliet is released on the 23rd of March 2018.

Gnomeo and Juliet was based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – the animation was far less tragic and a lot more musical, with songs by Elton John. The British-American collaboration was greeted with mixed reviews but did well in the box office and became the highest-grossing animated feature among those released at the time until it was beaten by The Lego Movie in 2014. Its sequel introduces new characters and a new literary inspiration: Sherlock Holmes… Sherlock Gnomes. 

There is a host of famous voices returning for the sequel as well as some new characters. James McAvoy is back as Gnomeo alongside Emily Blunt as Juliet, with Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, and Richard Wilson as their parents. Sherlock Gnomes and his friend Gnome Watson are played by Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor, with Mary J. Blige appearing as Sherlock’s ex-girlfriend and general bad girl doll Irene.

Check out the trailer below to see what is in store for the Redbricks and the Blueburys.

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Young Adult Author Lands 7-Figure Deal for Fantasy Novel and Movie

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Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi’s critically acclaimed debut young adult (YA) novel, Children of Blood and Bone has gained a deal with Fox to produce her fantasy novel as a movie.

Described as “a Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel”, Children of Blood and Bone combines modern-day issues and West African myth. The novel is set in Orïsha, a fictional world, and follows Zélie Adebola, a diviner with magic powers that transform her into a maji. When the King of Orïsha orders for all who posses black magic to be killed, it is up to Zélie to bring the magic back.

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