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We Have Always Lived in the Castle: The Adaptation Trailer is Here

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I wouldn’t say that Gothic fiction is exactly my thing, but I needed a novel of this genre for October’s Cwts Book Club. I trawled through my TBR pile and came across Shirley Jackson’s, We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I flew through the book, loving the mystery behind why the two girls, and their uncle are living away from the rest of the world, in their “castle”.

Imagine my delight when only a couple of days after I had finished We Have Always Lived in the Castle, I saw a trailer for the film version, which is released this month, starring Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, and Sebastian Stan . Having watched the trailer, I can honestly say that it appears to follow the book, word for word. I now can’t wait to watch the rest and see Merricat and Constance’s story on the big screen! Read More

Lingerie company to remove ‘Sexy’ Handmaid’s Tale costume

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As Halloween draws near we start thinking of costumes… And how we can tie in our literary heroes to our costume design…

The Handmaid’s Tale has proven to be very popular in recent times, thanks in part to Hulu’s fantastic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel. As has been proven time and time again- if something has entered pop culture then it is fair game for capitalism to sink its claws in.

And so we welcome The Sexy Handmaid Halloween Costume to the Inappropriately Sexy Costume Hall of Fame.

Complete with white cloak and red bonnet, this “Brave Red Maiden” costume was just a bit much for even the kookiest Halloween fans (especially for the steep price of $65) and after a resounding ‘NOPE, THANKS THOUGH’ from customers- lingerie store Yandy pulled the costume within a day of its release.

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George R.R. Martin Thinks ‘Game of Thrones’ Could’ve Run for 13 Seasons

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Game of Thrones is set to air its eighth and final season in the Spring of next year, but the author of the books the show is based on, George R.R. Martin, believes the show could’ve run for as many as 13 seasons.

Whilst speaking with Variety at the Emmy Awards on Monday, Martin said: “We could’ve gone 11, 12, 13 seasons,” He added the decision to end the series was up to the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Read More

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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First Look at Netflix Adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House

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It’s just a few weeks now since we heard the news that Netflix is adapting Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House for series, and now the first trailer is here. The book is widely accepted to be one of the scariest books ever written, and here’s hoping the adaptation lives up to the tense creepiness of the book.

This week, Netflix released a teaser trailer for the new series, and it really is just a teaser, giving nothing away at all. A shadowy figure, some moving furniture, a ticking clock and the noise of silence. Check it out below:

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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

‘Hush, Hush’ adaptation coming soon!

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Young adult novels are popular with people of all ages, Twilight, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter have been read (and watched) by generations across the globe. The popularity of ‘young adult’ books means many are in the pipeline for adaptation either for movies or television.

The latest news is for Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush, a New York Times Bestseller for over 50 weeks which has sold five million-plus copies worldwide. In the driving seat for this adaption is Kellie Cyrus (Vampire Diaries) who will be directing from Peter Hutchings’ adaptation of the first instalment of the four-book series (all of which were NYT Bestsellers).

Two young actors will be playing the love-struck couple Nora and Patch: Liana Liberato (Banana Split) and Wolfgang Novogratz (Alice). When Nora meets Patch she is drawn to him, not realising his bad boy demeanour is actually darker than she thinks. It’s bad enough trying to survive the horrors of high school, let alone when you fancy the pants off a fallen angel who may just sacrifice you to save himself…

Keep an eye out for the release date announcement and a sneaky peek at the trailer when we have it!

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