It’s a while now since we heard the news that the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give was to be turned into a movie and now the first official trailer is here!
The Hate U Give (THUG) follows the story of Starr Carter who is growing up in a poor, mostly black neighbourhood but goes to a rich, mostly white prep school. As Starr is torn between two worlds, they collide as her childhood best friend is killed at the hands of a white police officer.
The Hate U Give received heaps of praise upon its release, dealing with issues and perspective that literature hasn’t for a long time. If the trailer is anything to go by then the movie is going to be just as sensational as the novel, here it is:
If you haven’t yet read the book and would like to do so before the movie releases you still have time to do so as it’s marked for general release on October 19th 2018.
Classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Esio Trot, The Twits and The BFG are to get the Netflix treatment with the author’s estate announcing that there is to be a selection of animated adaptations created by the streaming giants.
It’s reported that Media Rights Capital has picked up the rights to King’s latest epic tome and plan to turn it into a ten-episode adaptation. No partner network has yet been announced but it’s likely to go to one of the many streaming services now available.
The fantasy thriller is set in the UK where dry land is scarce and teenagers must pass a exam or be sent to the disease-ridden wetlands, but the system is skewed to favour children from wealthy families who can afford information nodes, impregnated into the backs of their necks.
Armie Hammer and Lily James have been named as the stars of the show with both actors quite familiar with literary adaptions. Lily James has appeared in War and Peace, Cinderella, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Pride & Prejudice and Zombies and Armie Hammer in The Social Network and Call Me By Your Name.
Jane Goldman (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Stardust, The Woman in Black) wrote the screenplay which will be directed by Ben Wheatley.
The movie will be released on Netflix in 2019- we will let you know all the details when they are released!