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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

Looking For Alaska Adaptation Coming to Hulu

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John Green is already familiar with adaptations of his work, The Fault in our Stars was one of the biggest movies of its day but his debut novel, Looking for Alaska didn’t garner the same interest from movie companies. We’re not sure why as it’s massively popular with readers, but the novel is about to get its dues in the form of a Hulu adaptation!

Deadline reports that Hulu is currently finalising a deal for an eight-episode limited series from Paramount television, bringing Miles ‘Pudge’ Halter and Alaska Young to life on the screen.
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Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl Coming to the Big Screen

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If you haven’t already familiarised yourself with the work of Caitlin Moran we highly recommend you do so. The semi-autobiographical How to Build a Girl is one of the funniest, most touching, and relatable books I have ever read and finishing it made me feel like a more complete human being.

Moran captures the intricacies of being a girl/woman better than most living authors today and her wit shines through on every page. So when I read that How to Build a Girl was coming to the big screen, it was a very exciting moment.
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Hilarious Tweets From Harry Potter Noobs

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Apparently there are people who haven’t read or watched Harry Potter.

Yeah, I KNOW.

Thanks to the power of social media we now have a unique insight into the thoughts and emotions of those Potter noobs as they make their way through the Potterverse.

Twitter contains some of the most hilarious responses to a first-timer, especially as they watch the movie adaptation and live-tweet as they go…

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Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles Adaptation Coming Soon!

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Anne Rice, beloved creator of The Vampire Chronicles, is very active on her social media and for the past couple of years has been teasing us with promises of a television adaptation of her epic vampire fantasy novels The Vampire Chronicles. 

Fans of Interview with a Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and The Queen of the Damned will be ecstatic to hear that Anne is heavily involved with the newest vampiric show. Anne’s son, Christopher Rice, is at the head of writing the adaptation, and Paramount will be the big money behind the production.

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Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Adaptation: COMING SOON!

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Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is a collection of creepy folk tales collected and retold by Alvin Schwartz, and is very popular among both children and adults. The full collection consists of three books full of creepy tales and creepier images, by Stephen Gammell.

Guillermo del Toro (right) is an award -winning director, filmmaker, and novelist from Mexico, and is known for his films Pan’s Labyrinth and The Shape of Water. His unique take on the creepy has taken him to the Golden Globes, Academy Awards, and Cannes Film Festival, with so many nominations and wins that he has a whole Wiki page dedicated to them.

Scary Stories will be his next project, with hopes to creep out as many people as possible!

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Neil Gaiman Teases Season 2 of American Gods

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Last year, Neil Gaiman’s popular novel American Gods came to the small screen with a TV adaptation from Starz. The first season was critically acclaimed and starred Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, and veteran actor Ian McShane as the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday. If you enjoyed the first series, then you’ll be pleased to learn that a second season has begun filming. Read More