The Trailer for Atwood’s Alias Grace Miniseries is Here and it’s Thrilling

By September 12, 2017Adaptations, News, Video

Margaret Atwood is hot property right now and the recent adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale really couldn’t have been more well-received by viewers. If that series left you wanting more then hopefully you’ll be waiting patiently for the adaptation of Alias Grace, another of Atwood’s novels. We brought you that news along with pictures from the set of Alias Grace a few months ago and today the first official Netflix trailer is here!

Alias Grace is based around a true story from 1840s Canada, chronicling the murders of a wealthy famer and his mistress. The eponymous Grace Marks is eventually convicted of their murder and this six episode miniseries is about to bring the book to life.

Alias Grace goes live on Netflix on November 3rd and it’s not being streamed weekly so you can watch the entire thing on a six hour binge if you so wish. If you are still hoping to read the novel before you sit down with the popcorn, there is still time!

The Witches by Roald Dahl may be returning to our screens

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Roald Dahl may have left this mortal realm years ago but his influence continues!

Anyone who was a child in the 1990s will remember the absolute horror that was the movie version of Roald Dahl’s The Witches. Although thoroughly entertaining, the film pretty much scarred any and all small children who saw it. Anjelica Huston played the Grand High witch so well that I am still not sure she isn’t really a witch…

There are currently talks between Warner Bros and Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future trilogy) to bring a long-overdue remake to our screens! Although not officially confirmed yet, keep your eyes open for more news as we report it.

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First-look at the new Hercule Poirot coming to the BBC

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Hercule Poirot, the Belgium detective was created by Agatha Christie and featured in over 33 novels and 50 short stories between 1920 and 1975.

He is now household name and over the years has been played by over ten different men- now that list also includes American actor, John Malkovich.

The BBC has announced a new Hercule Poirot series produced in conjunction with Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited adaptation of The ABC Murders. The series will be first shown on BBC One.

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Watch the Trailer for Ian McEwan’s The Children Act

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Last Autumn we brought you the news that fans of Ian McEwan were in for a treat this year with several adaptations and one of these is the Children Act. McEwan wrote the screenplay for the movie and it’s to star Dame Emma Thompson who will play Fiona Maye, a high court judge who presides over cases in the family division.

The book is rollercoaster of emotions as Maye’s marriage problems and a difficult case involving a 17-year-old Jehovah’s Witness collide, and it looks as though the movie will stay true to the fantastic story.
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Julia Roberts to star in Chris Cleave novel adaptation

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Chris Cleave’s ambitious and powerful novel The Other Hand, known in the USA as Little Bee, is being adapted for Amazon this year.

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.

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Little Women is back with a modern twist!

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Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women 150 years ago and since September 30th, 1868 it has inspired and entertained readers all over the world.

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.

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Ewan McGregor Is Set to Star in ‘the Shining’ Sequel ‘Doctor Sleep’

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Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is widely regarded as one of the best horror films of all time, and maybe even one of the best films period. The Shining novel was first published in 1977 and Kubrick’s adaptation followed in 1980. Decades after The Shining‘s initial publication, King then followed it up with a sequel in 2013 named Doctor Sleep. Read More

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