Welcome to the 16th 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~
The BBC is adapting J.K. Rowling's new book, The Casual Vacancy, into a drama series. The series will air sometime in 2014. [NYDN]
International production company, FreeMantleMedia, is adapting Andrew Nagorski's book, Hitlerland, into a drama series. It will chronicle the life and times of 1920s/1930s Berlin and how Hitler took advantage in order to rise to power. The series will be written and produced by Marshall Herskovitz. [Deadline]
THIS WEEK ON BOOKISH TV...featuring the mid-season finales of Arrow, TVD, and B&tB!
(click on each poster for the episode preview; only new episodes are listed)
S U N D A Y, December 9th
Nothing scheduled this week.
M O N D A Y, December 10th
T U E S D A Y, December 11th
W E D N E S D A Y, December 12th
T H U R S D A Y, December 13th
F R I D A Y, December 14th
S A T U R D A Y, December 15th
What are YOU looking forward to this week?
~BOOKS IN FILM~
The new poster for the latest Superman project, Man of Steel, has been released. You can view the poster here. [Deadline]
Development News: Disney is preparing a sequel to 2010's Alice in Wonderland. [EW]; Jumanji is being remade by Zach Helm. [HR]; Hush Hush is being adapted by LD Entertainment. [EW]
BOOKISH FILM TRAILER OF THE WEEK........
Jack Reacher, based on the book series by Lee Child, will be released in theaters on December 21, 2012. The film stars Tom Cruise. [x]
Well, that concludes this edition of Scooping The Screen. I hope to have additional editions out regularly.