Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures has acquired the Nick Redfern novel “Three Men Seeking Monsters: Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monster, Giant Cats, Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-Men” as a vehicle for “Napoleon Dynamite” actor Jon Heder. Redfern’s novel tells the story of three guys who, like those famous storm chasers, have [...]
The Hugo Award winning “A Song of Ice and Fire” is one of George R.R. Martin’s greatest works and a bestselling fantasy series. HBO has decided to turn the set of stories into a cable dramatic series.
Taking on the screenwriting and producing duties are David Benioff (Troy, Wolverine) and D.B. Weiss (Halo). Benioff and Weiss will do most of the writing chores, but Martin himself (who will also co-produce) has signed on to do at least one episode of season one.
The popular kids fantasy trilogy “Inkheart” by Cornelia Funke will be brought to the screen by producer Barry Mendel (The Sixth Sense & Munich) and New Line. The film adaptation will star Brendan Fraser as a father who has the uncanny ability to take characters from a book and bring them to life while reading [...]
Keeping in the vein of the Stephen King story about “The Mist,” another Stephen, who writes hit screenplays wants to trap people also. Grudge franchise screenwriter Stephen Susco is putting down his laptop and moving to the director’s chair with “White,” a big screen film based on a novella by Tim Lebbons. The film premise [...]
Dimension Films and director Frank Darabont have opted Stephen King’s novella “The Mist” and want to turn it into a big screen horror feature. Darabont loves working King’s stuff from page to screen and has turned other King works into big hit features such as “The Green Mile” with Tom Hanks and “The Shawshank Redemption” [...]
Submitted by: Kyle Nin (SoSF Staff Reporter) Angelina Jolie, no stranger to controversy and manipulation of the media, has signed on to star in a big screen adaptation of the most ambitious and controversial novel ever written. “Atlas Shrugged,” written by Russian-born American philosopher and author Ayn Rand, is considered the second most influential book [...]
Submitted by: Summer Brooks (SoSF Staff Reporter) Peter Jackson, the wizard behind “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the remake of “King Kong,” has decided to keep WETA jumping through hoops for the next six years by reportedly buying up the rights to Naomi Novik’s “Temeraire.” “Temeraire” is a fantasy series of novels that [...]