Nick Clark Windo’s The Feed to be Adapted for Television Drama

By February 10, 2018Adaptations, New Releases
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It’s announced this week that The Feed, a brand new sci-fi novel by Nick Clark Windo, is to be adapted into a high-end drama by Amazon and Virgin Media, who have won the rights to the adaptation.

The Feed is Windo’s debut novel, and unusually it’s only just been released as a book. The post-apocalyptic novel was released in the UK on 25th January but isn’t due for USA release until March this year. Early reviews are positive, and positive enough for Amazon and Virgin Media to put their money where their proverbial mouths are, putting into production a 10-part drama set in London.

According to Deadline magazine, the 10-part drama will be adapted for screen by The Walking Dead executive producer Channing Powell and British producer Studio Lambert. When aired, Amazon will hold the rights to the show for the Prime Service, and we’ll bring you more details of that when the show is in production.

It’s very early for the news of the adaptation with the novel barely on the shelves, but the post-apocalyptic, dystopian novel explores what it is to be human and what it is to be connected in a digital age, capturing the zeitgeist of today. Described as Walking Dead meets Black Mirror, we think it’s likely to be huge when it releases, and thankfully that is a while away yet so if you want to read the novel before this hits the screens, it’s time to do so!

Henry Cavill Would Love to Play Geralt in Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Adaptation

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Henry Cavill is best known for playing Superman/Clark Kent in the recent DC superhero films, but it seems he’d be happy to swap out his cape for a pair of swords. In a recent interview with IGN, Cavill stated he’d be very interested in playing the role of Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s recently announced adaptation of The Witcher series.

The Witcher is a gritty fantasy series written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, and has shot to fame in recent years after a game developer named CD Projekt RED created three very successful video games based on the books. The 2015 game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has critically acclaimed and prompted Netflix to secure the rights for a series adaptation. Read More

Andy Serkis to Direct ‘Animal Farm’ Film for Netflix

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It was recently announced that the distribution rights for Andy Serkis’ upcoming film Mowgli has been bought by Netflix and now the streaming giant has doubled down by acquiring the rights to Serkis’ film adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel Animal Farm.

As Deadline reports, the film will feature actors using performance-capture for the roles of the animals (classic Serkis) and Serkis will lead the project as the film’s director. One of the producer credits includes Matt Reeves, who has previously worked with Serkis on the films Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes.

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HBO Orders ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Adaptation from Steven Moffat

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HBO has managed to secure an adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife by the British writer and producer Steven Moffat. Moffat is best known for writing the likes of Doctor Who and Sherlock. It has been reported that there was plenty of interest from major outlets such as Amazon, but it was HBO that won the rights.

The series will be written by Moffat and is based on the book of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger. “I read Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife many years ago, and I fell in love with it”, said Moffat. “In fact, I wrote a Doctor Who episode called ‘The Girl In The Fireplace’ as a direct response to it. When, in her next novel, Audrey had a character watching that very episode, I realized she was probably on to me. All these years later, the chance to adapt the novel itself, is a dream come true. The brave new world of long form television is now ready for this kind of depth and complexity. It’s a story of happy ever after – but not necessarily in that order.” Read More

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Kafka’s Metamorphosis

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Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is a novella published in 1915. It is written in four parts that takes us through Gregor Samsa’s initial transformation into a large, bug-like creature, to the reactions of his self and his family. It is a keen insight into the disconnect between body and mind, and the absurdity of life.

Bendysnatch Cucumberpatch has had his fingers in many pies these past few years- from being the world’s best detective Sherlock Holmes to Dr Strange (with a Dr House-esque American accent) in the Marvel universe. His smooth, English tone is perfect for telling Kafka’s tale of transformation, horrified reaction, and the surprising limits of familial sympathy.

The BBC have given us four episodes read by Bungeejump Catchthemall, all presented to you here via Loretta Cosgrove at SoundCloud!

Enjoy.

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Upcoming ‘Dune’ Film to Cover Just Half of the First Book

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It was recently announced that Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi book Dune is set to hit the big screen, with a film currently in the works that is being directed by Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049). Given the director’s past hits, and the excellent source material the film is based on, many fans are hopeful that we will finally get to see a Dune film that is on par with Herbert’s novels.

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