Trailer Released for Film Adaptation of Martin Amis’ ‘London Fields’

By June 6, 2018Adaptations, News, Video
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Fans of Martin Amis will be pleased to know that one of his most famous novels, London Fields, is headed to the big screen this Summer. The film is being directed by Mathew Cullen and stars Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Isaacs, Theo James, and Johnny Depp. The film has had a long and troubled production history but it seems it has finally been completed and will release in August. A trailer for the upcoming film can be viewed below:

The film was originally going to be screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival but was pulled following a lawsuit filed by the director, accusing the producers of fraud and releasing a cut of the film he did not endorse. A second lawsuit was filed in 2016 after producers sued Amber Heard for altering the film’s script and failing to finish voice over lines. Heard then counter sued, claiming the producers violated a no nudity clause in her contract. The film has had a very troubled development history, but here’s hoping it’s worth the effort.

The full trailer for Netflix THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is here!

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The teaser trailer for The Haunting of Hill House from Netflix was spooky and eerie but it told us very little about the book, but now, finally the full trailer has landed and I am seriously freaked out!

We’ve been waiting patiently for the full trailer and now, less than a month until the show launches, it’s here. The adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is a modern reimagining of the iconic horror story about five siblings who grew up in America’s most haunted house. It’s available on Netflix from October 12th, and here’s that trailer… if you dare!

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First Full Length Trailer for Mary Poppins Returns

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Back in March we brought you the news that P L Travers’ most famous creation, Mary Poppins was heading back to the big screen in Mary Poppins returns. That announcement came with a teaser trailer but now we have the first full length trailer in anticipation of the new movie.

It’s over 50 years since the original film adaptation with Julie Andrews in the starring role. This time Emily Blunt is picking up the mantel as Mary Poppins returns to London to help the Banks’ family once more.

Here’s the trailer, what do you think?

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald ‘Back to Hogwarts’ Featurette Released

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In 2016, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them took Harry Potter fans on a brand new adventure which followed a young wizard named Newt Scamander as he embarked on a magical adventure in 1920’s New York. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the sequel later this year and, to help tide you over, a featurette named ‘Back to Hogwarts’ has been released. Read More

Crazy Rich Asians movie adaptation proves a big hit worldwide

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The new movie Crazy Rich Asians was adapted from the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan and released on the 15th of August 2018. Kwan intended to show modern Asian culture, and based aspects of the book on his own life in Singapore growing up.

The story follows a group of young Asian people (the book tells the story through each of their perspectives) and is centred around the wedding between Singapore’s most eligible bachelor, Colin Khoo, and a fashion icon, Araminta Lee. The author was inspired by family members, particularly his paternal grandparents who showed Kwan how to live a life of quiet confidence and elegance. Despite some cynicism from his editor about the lavish displays of wealth in the book, Kwan defended his descriptions, noting:  “truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to details”.

The adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians is a sumptuous feast for the eyes as well as a classic tale of boy-meets-girl-his-mother-does-not-approve-of, all wrapped up in a bow of traditions and rituals of families in Singapore. Directed by Jon M. Chu under Warner Bros. Pictures- check out the trailer below.

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Malorie Blackman named as newest Doctor Who screenwriter

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Malorie Blackman (Noughts and Crosses) has been named as the sci-fi television series newest writer!

As a Doctor Who fan and a fantastic writer, Malorie had already been asked 5 years ago to write a short story based on the Seventh Doctor series with Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred (hear an extract). 

Speaking in 2013, about her original short story, Blackman wrote:

I have always loved Doctor Who. From the time I was a child and the Daleks used to make me run and hide behind the sofa, to Saturday morning pictures when I first saw the Doctor Who films featuring Peter Cushing, right up to the current Doctor with Matt Smith.”

The bosses at Doctor Who couldn’t have made a more perfect choice!

The latest series of Doctor Who will hit our screens this Autumn with many of the writers hidden from the public until now. Malorie Blackman is joined by writers Pete McTighe (Wentworth), Ed Hime (Skins), playwright Vinay Patel, and Joy Wilkinson (The Life And Adventures Of Nick Nickleby).

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Malorie Blackman and Michael Rosen in Conversation

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Malorie Blackman and Michael Rosen have joined forces to bring us this in depth talk on writing, reading, and all things BOOK!

Both writers are treasures of the literary world- particularly with the younger readers- so gaining knowledge from them about their work and motivation is invaluable.

Malorie Blackman has written over sixty books and is one of our most compelling writers for young people. Awards received for her writing, include the Red House Children’s Book Award, Eleanor Farjeon Award, Fantastic Fiction Award, and a shortlisting for the Carnegie Medal. In 2008 Blackman received an OBE for services to children’s literature and was the Children’s Laureate 2013–2015. (Find out more here)

Michael Rosen has been writing since the 1970s and has so far written over 140 books and was Children’s Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009. He writes fiction, articles for newspapers and magazines, and poetry. Rosen appears at UK schools, libraries and theatres to perform his poetry, helps teach children how to write, or to talk about reading and writing. A staunch supporter of children’s literacy, Rosen appears regularly on radio and TV, either reading books, or talking about books. He also teaches at universities and runs workshops about children’s literature and poetry. (Find out more here)

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