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Thom Peart

‘Pet Sematary’ Film Adaptation Release Date Announced

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Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers in the business and is arguably in a league of his own when it comes to the horror genre. King has given us a plethora of creepy tales from Misery to The Shining. Pet Sematary is a particularly grisly tale and has become a must-read for King fans. It was announced that a film adaptation of the book is in the works and it looks like it will hit theatres sooner rather than later. Read More

George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ Movie Adaptation Announced

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George R.R. Martin may be best known for his A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy books, but the author has written a number of stories not related to the gritty world of Westeros. The Ice Dragon is one such book, a fantasy story for children originally published in 1980 in the Ace Books anthology Dragons of Light. Following the massive success of Martin’s fantasy series, and the HBO adaptation Game of Thrones, The Ice Dragon has since been released as a standalone children’s book with beautiful illustrations. Read More

Neil Patrick Harris Announces That the Final Season for ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ Has Finished Filming

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Last year, Netflix released the first season of its adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. The show was well received upon its debut and many fans praised Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of the evil Count Olaf. The second season was released earlier this year in March and the third and final series is set to be released next year. Read More

First Trailer for Terry Pratchett’s ‘Troll Bridge’ Released

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Originally published in 1991, Troll Bridge was a short story set in the Discworld series that was included a book of short stories called After the King: Stories in Honour of J.R.R. Tolkien. Troll Bridge follows an aging barbarian named Cohen who plans to kill a troll in single combat. Cohen finds an old troll, but the two end up reminiscing about how life used to be, before the lands were settled and when there were true heroes and monsters. Read More

First Official Trailer Released for Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli’ Film

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Fans of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book will be pleased to learn that a film adaptation is set to be released later this year. Simply called Mowgli, the film will be a darker adaptation than those seen over the years and is being directed by Andy Serkis, who is perhaps best known for being the motion capture actor for Gollum in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

The film has been in the works for several years but now we finally get a look at what to expect with the release of the first official trailer. The film uses motion capture technology to capture the actors’ facial expressions as well as their voices, so the main animals look somewhat similar to the actors and actresses voicing them. Read More

People on the Street Were Asked to Name Any Book, It Went Badly…

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It seems like every year we read reports which state that fewer and fewer people are reading books and that the medium is struggling to compete against other forms of entertainment such as music and films. We like to think there are still plenty of bibliophiles out there but, as Kimmel reports, the fact is that the average American will read only four books a year while one quarter of all adults in the US will not read a book at all this year. Read More

Explore ‘The Sinking City’, a video game inspired by H.P. Lovecraft

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It may surprise you to learn that many video games released over the years have been inspired by books. The Witcher games are based upon the Polish fantasy series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, Spec Ops: The Line is a modern retelling of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and BioShock takes cues from the likes of Ayn Rand, George Orwell, and Aldous Huxley.

Those of you who enjoy video games and books will want to check out The Sinking City, an upcoming game from Frogwares. Inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, The Sinking City sees players exploring an open city where things aren’t all they seem. Read More

No Books Were Harmed in the Making of the Fahrenheit 451, Except the Ones That Were

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Way back in 2016, it was announced that HBO had begun developing a film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic book Fahrenheit 451. Fans eagerly anticipated the film and earlier this year we got to see the first official trailer. There has been plenty of buzz for the film since then and now we’re only hours away from the film’s release. Read More

Amazon’s the Lord of the Rings Series Will Reportedly Follow a Young Aragorn

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Late last year, it was announced that Amazon has purchased the television rights to create a TV series based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The news caused a great deal of excitement among fans and we were eager to see what aspect of the War of the Ring the series will focus on, and whether or not it will tie in to Peter Jackson’s excellent film adaptations.
Since the announcement, it has been revealed that Amazon spent a quarter of a billion dollars for the rights alone, and that’s not considering how much it will cost to create the series itself. There have also been reports that Peter Jackson has been in talks with the company about being involved the ambitious show. Read More

The Garrison, a Peaky Blinders Themed Hotel, Is Opening in Birmingham

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It was recently announced that the British TV show Peaky Blinders will be getting three more seasons before it ends with the onset of World War II. The show is inspired by a real gang called the Peaky Blinders which was one of many found in Birmingham following the end of the Great War. The show received critical acclaim upon its debut and has since become one of the most-watched shows currently on air.

The last season ended in December of last year and season 5 is set to air sometime next year. If you can’t bear to wait that long then hopefully a stay at The Garrison, a Peaky Blinders themed hotel in Birmingham, will help tide you over. Read More