Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch. was written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and published in 1990.
The fantasy-comedy novel is the story of the birth of the Antichrist (the son of Satan), and the bringing about of the End of Times. Written in a way that only Pratchett and Gaiman can- with wit, humour, and intelligence, the novel has previously been adapted for BBC radio.
Over the years there have been talks about a movie version of Good Omens, directed by Terry Gilliam, but after issues with funding (or lack thereof), and red tape with Hollywood ‘suits’, the film unfortunately never came to fruition.
Amazon has taken up the television adaptation and it looks set to be a smash hit. Two actors have now been named as fulfilling the main roles of Aziraphale, the angel, and Crowley, the demon. Michael Sheen, who has most recently been in Masters of Sex, has been named to play the role of Aziraphale, while David Tennant, of Doctor Who fame, will play Crowley.
Sheen, speaking to Variety, has said: “I first read ‘Good Omens’ as a teenager and it’s been one of my favourite stories ever since. To be part of the team entrusted with bringing it alive on screen is a bit of a dream come true to be honest. To work alongside Neil, who I think is one of the greatest storytellers of all time, is incredibly exciting. And, just like the rest of the world, I’m a huge fan of David’s so I relish trying to save it with him.”
The series will be shown on Amazon in 2018, and stretch out over 6 episodes.
The novel is a dual-narrative story which follows an asylum-seeker (Little Bee) from Nigeria and a British magazine editor, who meet during the oil conflict in the Niger Delta, then re-unite in England many years later. The Other Hand humanises asylum-seekers in the UK and the struggles they go through. Cleave examines the asylum system in Britain, and how the country treats refugees. He also touches upon the very relevant subjects of British colonialism and globalisation.
Amazon Studios plan to adapt this passionate and humane book, and Hollywood star Julia Roberts has also jumped at the chance to get involved.
The Wonder actor will play the character Sarah O’ Rourke, the magazine editor who meets Little Bee during the oil conflict in the Niger Delta. She is also producing the project with Red Om Films.
Many adaptations have been made- from TV to radio to movies- and now we have something new: a modern retelling of the classic story of sisterly love. Directed and screen-written by Clare Niederpruem with Kristi Shimek, this tale of family, love, and growing up will hopefully spark a whole new generation of Little Women fans.
The movie will star Lea Thompson as Marmee, Sarah Davenport as Jo, Melanie Stone as Meg, Allie Jennings as Beth, Elsie Jones as Young Amy, and Taylor Murphy as Older Amy.
It is released on September 28th 2018.
Based on Pullman’s trilogy of books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, His Dark Materials is a complex tale of theology, physics, and philosophy featuring a range of mythical and mystical beings. It tells the story of two children, Lyra and Will, who wander through a series of parallel universes.
The new eight-part series is to be produced by Bad Wolf in June 2018. McAvoy is set to play Lord Asriel, the father of main character Lyra (to be played by Dafne Keen) and Peters will play the master who raises Lyra.
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) will direct the series and it will be executively produced by a host of talent from the literary and entertainment industries: Pullman, Tranter, Gardner, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line; Piers Wenger and Ben Irving for BBC One and Deborah Forte for Scholastic.
Reports began to circulate that Jackson was in talks with Amazon over the show and some speculated that he would serve as a producer for the show, after his lawyer, Peter Nelson, mentioned that he “recently helped start a dialogue” between Amazon and Jackson. However, during an interview with the French outlet Allocine, Jackson confirmed that he’s in no way connected to the show. Read More