Inside Movies Breaking Movie News and Scoops | Movie Reviews

Tag: Book Adaptations (1-10 of 224)

'Perks of Being a Wallflower' director to helm 'Santa Is Real' musical

SANTA-IS-REAL

New Regency and Walden Media have partnered to develop Santa Is Real, a musical family film directed by Perks of Being a Wallflower‘s Stephen Chbosky and written by Little Fockers‘ Larry Stuckey.

The film, which is based on the upcoming book, Santa Claus Is For Real: A True Christmas Fable About the Magic of Believing from Charles E. Hall and Bret Witter, follows Charles Hall, the man who plays Santa in Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular. Hall took the job as a struggling actor, but according to a press release, “the role ended up saving his life.” And as a result, the show also saved Radio City.

No additional news has been announced at this time.

Aaron Paul joins '9th Life of Louis Drax' cast

Aaron Paul’s career has shown no signs of slowing downyou could say he has a Need for Speedwith several film roles lined up through the rest of 2014 and into 2015. And on Tuesday, Miramax announced another project in the works for the “Breaking Bad” actor.

Paul has been cast in the upcoming The 9th Life of Louis Drax, joining Jamie Dornan. Paul will play the title character’s father, Peter, who is at the center of a criminal investigation following his son’s near-fatal accident on his ninth birthday.

Louis Drax himself has not been cast, but Dornan will play Dr. Allan Pascal, who tries to uncover the mysteries surrounding the accident in what becomes a supernatural thriller.

Drax is set to release in 2015 and will be helmed by Horns director Alexandre Aja. The film is based on Liz Jensen’s novel of the same name.

Matt Smith joins cast of 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has nabbed a role in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel. Smith will play wealthy wife-seeker Mr. Collins opposite Lily James, who stars as Liz Bennett.

The horror-comedy— based on Grahame-Smith’s zombie-infiltrated version of the Jane Austen classic and directed by Burr Steers (17 Again)— also features Douglas Booth, Sam Riley, Jack Huston and Bella Heathcote. The film has had a rocky journey to the big screen, originally to be directed by David O. Russell—who ended up co-writing the screenplay— and cycling through a slew of directors before securing Steers, who also co-wrote the screenplay.

Smith recently finished filming a Terminator movie, and stars in Ryan Gosling’s Lost River, coming out early next year. The movie, a collaboration between Cross Creek Pictures, Darko Entertainment, and Handsomecharlie Films, is set for a 2015 release date. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Katie Holmes to make directorial debut with 'All We Had'

Katie Holmes has her sights on the directors chair. The Dawson’s Creek alum is set to direct and star in an adaptation of Annie Weatherwax’s debut novel All We Had, which tells the story of a poverty-stricken mother and daughter who find a home and comfort in a quirky small town.

Josh Boone, who directed The Fault in Our Stars and wrote and directed Stuck in Love, will pen the adaptation of the novel, which was released on Aug. 5, and Jane Rosenthal (About A Boy) has signed on to produce. READ FULL STORY

Tim League vows to 'knock out' director Ti West in Fantastic Fest duel

Fantastic Fest today announced the third and final wave of programming for this year’s genre film event, which takes place in Austin, Texas, Sept. 18-25. The films added to the schedule for the festival’s tenth anniversary bash include the Daniel Radcliffe-starring Horns, the Elijah Wood-starring Open Windows, and the Ryan Murphy-produced The Town That Dreaded Sundown, a remake of the 1975 horror movie of the same name whose trailer was also released Wednesday. Another new, not-to-be-missed addition: director David Gregory’s documentary Lost Soul—The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau, which concerns Stanley’s ultimately disastrous attempt to adapt H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi novel.

READ FULL STORY

Eddie Redmayne on playing (and meeting) Stephen Hawking

Les Misérables star Eddie Redmayne plays Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, a film that tracks the famed theoretical physicist’s relationship with his first wife, Jane (Felicity Jones), and the struggle they faced after he was diagnosed with the crippling degenerative illness ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). “At age 21, he was a vibrant, funny young man, and he fell deeply in love with this woman,” Redmayne says. “Our film is about how they defied all the odds.”

To prepare for the film, which is released Nov. 7, the actor met with Hawking himself. “Even now, when he’s unable to move, you can still see such effervescence in his eyes,” he says.

READ FULL STORY

'Paddington' director on the 'sad' departure of Colin Firth

paddington-01

When EW visited the London shoot of Paddington last year, everyone seemed thrilled that King’s Speech Oscar winner Colin Firth was voicing the film’s titular, marmalade-loving bear. “What we liked about Colin is that he’s got a bearish voice, he’s got a sense of humor, and he presents the very best of British,” explained producer David Heyman (of Gravity and the Harry Potter series). “We wanted that.”

READ FULL STORY

Universal acquires rights to Anne Rice's 'The Vampire Chronicles'

More vampires could be headed to the big screen.

EW has confirmed that Universal Pictures acquired the rights to Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles series for Imagine Entertainment and Brian Grazer. The rights include all of the existing novels as well as any future novels in the series, even including the adapted screenplay for Tale of the Body Thief, which was written by Rice’s son Christopher Rice. Also included are Interview with the Vampire and the upcoming Prince Lestat.

Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci are set to produce, with Bobby Cohen on board to executive produce. President of Imagine Entertainment Erica Huggins will oversee the series, according to a press release.

'Frozen' director Jennifer Lee to adapt 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Jennifer Lee, one of the minds behind Disney’s 2013 hit Frozen, is officially set to adapt Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time to the big screen for Disney, Variety reports.

READ FULL STORY

Nat Wolff on how 'Paper Towns' is sort of like 'The Godfather'

The first time Nat Wolff heard about John Green’s Paper Towns, he was on the set of another John Green adaptation, The Fault In Our Stars. It was then that producer Wyck Godfrey suggested that Wolff give Paper Towns a read. As Wolff puts it, Godfrey didn’t quite wink at him, but “there was something behind” the suggestion. So Wolff quickly read the book, loved it, and four months later, picked up his phone just in time to be offered the lead role of Quentin “Q” Jacobsen in a Paper Towns film adaptation. According to Wolff, he said yes before they could even finish making the offer.

“It’s just such a soulful character and a funny book. I’m excited,” Wolff says. And yet what might be most exciting is the fact that screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber knew about Wolff before they started writing the script, which allowed them, for the first time in their careers, to write for a specific actor. “First of all, that is like the most exciting compliment I’ve ever gotten because those guys are such good writers. The fact that I’m the first actor that they’re writing for is really just unbelievable,” Wolff says. READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos in Movies

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP