This week, I got TV on my mind. Book-to-TV adaptations, that is.
This is happening (TOMORROW):
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
So I’m kinda late to this game, really, because this book-to-movie adaptation is going live tomorrow. This bestseller first popped up on my radar because of Ava Green. She plays the headmistress lady and looks a lot like one of my friends who looks just like Helena Bonham Carter. (You just gotta get the angle right, but I swear they’re related, all three.)
Just based off the two covers, it looks like the book version went more gothy lit, while the movie version went more fantasy-action.
Has anyone read this book? It seems like an odd stepchild of Harry Potter and A Series of Unfortunate Events, with a dash of Lightning Thief style action. Or something. But it’s out tomorrow if you want to see it.
Release date: September 30, 2016.
Luke Cage, from various comics by Marvel
Now, this one I’m a bit more interested in. So far, Netflix superhero adaptations has been 50-50 for me. I wasn’t a fan of Daredevil, but Jessica Jones is one of my all-time favorite superhero shows.
Luke Cage is the on-and-off love interest in Jessica Jones. From what I can tell, this stand-alone spin-off is going to take place before the events of Jessica Jones because I’m pretty sure that’s Luke’s wife in the trailer.
I’ve yet to see an invincible hero I liked, but maybe this character will be the one when this show drops tomorrow.
Release Date: September 3o, 2016
This is happening (more generally):
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
What a gorgeous, gorgeous trailer for a beautiful book. The story follows 13-year-old Conor who is bullied in boarding school and whose mother is dying of cancer. Throughout it all, Conor is visited by a monster who makes a deal with him. Perhaps it’s a dream. Perhaps it’s all in Conor’s imagination. Perhaps not.
I could watch this trailer forever.
Release date: January 12, 2017.
The Dark Tower by Steven King
Oh hey, remember these books? I’ve been hearing of this on and off for years, but it looks like this Stephen King series will be coming to a big screen near you in in a few months. One question, remains. How will Girl With The Dragon Tattoo director Nikolaj Arcel deal with this series’ crazy mix of fantasy, sci-fi and Western? It could go so wrong. (Or so right.) Continue reading