Welcome to the eighth edition of Scooping The Screen, our own original feature in which books on television and in film will be spotlighted. This feature will be posted at varying frequencies, so please keep checking our site for further updates (although I hope to have it out at least once a week).
~BOOKS ON TELEVISION~
This past week the networks and studios have put more projects into development.
TNT is developing a television series based on Dean Koontz's Frankenstein book series. The novels follow a present-day battle in New Orleans between the famous monster and Victor Frankenstein plus his newest abominations. The twist being that they thought they killed each other 200 years prior. For more information, please check out Deadline.
In surprising news, Summit/Lionsgate are looking to reboot the Twilight franchise with a possible television show (among other ideas). However, none of the original cast would be involved. What do you think of this development? For more information, please check out TVLine and Moviehole.net.
JK Rowling appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and discussed The Casual Vacancy, Harry Potter, and more. Check out her appearance in the videos below and tell me what you think! If you can't see the embedded videos, please check it out here and here.
THIS WEEK ON BOOKISH TV...including the Halloween special of Pretty Little Liars
(click on each poster for the episode preview; only new episodes are listed)
S U N D A Y, October 21st
M O N D A Y, October 22nd
T U E S D A Y, October 23rd
W E D N E S D A Y, October 24th
T H U R S D A Y, October 25th
F R I D A Y, October 26th
S A T U R D A Y, October 27th
What are YOU looking forward to this week?
~BOOKS IN FILM~
Optioning: Universal Studios has grabbed the rights for the novel The Right Hand by Derek Haas. QED is finalizing the deal for an Alex Cross sequel based on James Patterson's Double Cross (the first film came out October 19).
Disney has published release dates for its next batch of Marvel films: Iron Man 3 (5/13/13), Thor 2 (11/8/13), Captain America 2 (4/4/14), Guardians of the Galaxy (8/1/14), and Ant-Man (11/6/15). The Avengers 2 will also arrive on the previously reported date of 5/1/15 (which apparently will compete with a DC Justice League live-action film! Thoughts?!)
Shailene Woodley is in final talks to play Tris Prior in Divergent. The first film in the trilogy is set to be released on 2014.
Note: Personally, I do not see SW as Tris. She's too tall and Tris is supposed to be a tiny little thing. Secondly, I just can't picture SW being a bad-ass. I just don't know how seriously I can take it. I'm not trying to be one of those people who whine about everything, but I just can't ~see it. I'd love to be proven wrong though. What do you think?
BOOKISH FILM TRAILER OF THE WEEK........
The Silver Linings Playbook, based on the book by Matthew Quick, will be released in theaters on November 21, 2012. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.
Well, that concludes this edition of Scooping The Screen. I hope to have additional editions out regularly.