Welcome to the 11th 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's new drama, Elementary, has received the coveted post Superbowl timeslot. This "special" episode will air on February 3, 2013 following the game. [TVBTN]
Starz has committed to developing a series based on the popular Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon. Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica) will be responsible for penning this adaptation. [Deadline]
NBC is developing a comedy series based on the book, Slouching Toward Adulthood by Sally Koslow. [HR]
The CW has announced that The Carrie Diaries will premiere on Monday, January 14th at 8pm (7pm Central). [TVLine]
Renewals: The CW has given Beauty and the Beast a full season of 22 episodes; SyFy has renewed Haven for Season 4 (13 episodes).
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 11th
M O N D A Y, November 12th
T U E S D A Y, November 13th
Nothing scheduled this week
W E D N E S D A Y, November 14th
T H U R S D A Y, November 15th
F R I D A Y, November 16th
S A T U R D A Y, November 17th
What are YOU looking forward to this week?
~BOOKS IN FILM~
The first trailer for next year's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones will be attached to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Part 2) which will be released on November 16, 2012. It will also debut online Thursday, November 15. Check out the announcement here. [x]
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence has closed the deal to also direct Mockingjay, Parts 1 and 2. The final parts of the series will be out 11/21/14 and 11/20/15 respectively. [EW]
Harry Potter director David Yates will direct a new version of Tarzan, which is based on the book by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Warner Brothers will produce the film. [EW]
Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) will star in an upcoming adaption of the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars (Radical Studios). [Deadline]
Stephanie Meyer recently talked to MTV about the final Twilight film and revealed that she's "open" to continuing the Twilight universe in some capacity. [MTV]
The first trailer for World War Z (based on the book by Max Brooks) was released online. You can also see the first picture here. It will be released on June 20, 2013. [EW]
The first trailer for Warm Bodies (based on the book by Issac Marion) was released online here. It will be released on February 1, 2013.
BOOKISH FILM TRAILER OF THE WEEK........
Life of Pi, based on the book by Yann Martel, will be released in theaters on November 21, 2012. The film was directed by Ang Lee.
Well, that concludes this edition of Scooping The Screen. I hope to have additional editions out regularly.