Welcome to the 10th 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~
CBS Studios is developing, The Lost Girls based on the travel memoir by Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett and Amanda Pressner (but with an added mystery twist). Rebecca Sinclair will write and produce. For more information, please check out Deadline.
A pair of projects based on Greek Mythology are in the works: Olympus (a soldier is a descendant of the gods) and Athena (based on the graphic novel Headache by Lisa Joy). For more information, please check out Deadline.
ABC is developing Evolve, based on the Toxic City trilogy by Tim Lebbon. The dystopian story centers around the aftermath of a biological attack in Los Angeles. For more information please check out Deadline.
Rumors are circulating that Season 5 of Merlin will be its last. However, according to this video, it seems like the BBC is trying to negotiate for a sixth season and/or a feature film.
Hurricane Sandy has wrecked much havoc in the past week and not even television studios were exempt. Many of the sets for ABC's 666 Park Avenue were destroyed. It is unknown if the low-rated series will just end or if production will begin again (the latter sounds more likely according to this article).
THIS WEEK ON BOOKISH TV...
(click on each poster for the episode preview; only new episodes are listed)
S U N D A Y, November 4th
M O N D A Y, November 5th
T U E S D A Y, November 6th
Nothing scheduled this week
W E D N E S D A Y, November 7th
T H U R S D A Y, November 8th
F R I D A Y, November 9th
S A T U R D A Y, November 10th
What are YOU looking forward to this week?
~BOOKS IN FILM~
The restricted trailer for Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters has been released here. The film arrives in theaters on January 25, 2013 and stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton.
Advance tickets for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Part 1) and the Lord of the Rings marathon go on sale, Wednesday, November 7th at 12pm (ET). You can purchase your tickets on Fandango.
BOOKISH FILM TRAILER OF THE WEEK........
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 2), based on the book by Stephanie Meyer, will be released in theaters on November 16, 2012. The film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
Well, that concludes this edition of Scooping The Screen. I hope to have additional editions out regularly.