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Katie Holmes to star in a film adaptation of Rhonda Byrne's The Secret

From Scientology to self-help, it's been announced that storied actress Katie Holmes will star in a film adaptation of THE SECRET, the 2006 best-selling self-help book by Rhonda Byrne. Funnily enough, the title for the book is based on an earlier film of the same name. In the book, Byrne asserts the pseudo-scientific "law of attraction" which proposes that...
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Netflix to conjure The Witcher Saga for a new fantasy TV series

Alright, all of you Gwent enthusiasts! It's time to shuffle your cards, sharpen your swords, and prepare your deadliest of magic spells, because the smoke on the street is that Netflix is gearing up to develop and produce a new TV show based on THE WITCHER SAGA, the eight-novel, high-fantasy series by Andrzej Sapkowski that inspired the hugely popular CD Projekt...
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Sony is adapting Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time fantasy series for television

I have a confession to make. About 8 years or so ago, a friend of mine lent me her entire collection of Robert Jordan novels, and after so much time has passed ... I haven't read a single one of them. I'm a terrible person, I know.  Sony Pictures Television announced today that, after so much planning, they're going to adapt Robert Jordan's...
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Two new American Gods promos showcasing a dead girl and a leprechaun pop up

I've made it no secret that I've been really looking forward to the STARZ adaptation of Neil Gaiman 's seminal novel AMERICAN GODS. It is being showrun by Bryan Fuller (HANNIBAL, PUSHING DAISIES), and has an impressive cast, which includes Ian McShane , Peter Stormare , and Gillian Anderson (among others). Also all the trailers and promos make it look awesome. That awesome...
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Nick Offerman to help develop supernatural drama Lincoln in the Bardo

So this is some surprising news. Hot off the heels of producing and starring in the comedy INFINITY BABY (which premiered at SXSW), married comedy couple Nick Offerman ( Ron Swanson on PARKS AND RECREATION) and Megan Mullally (Tammy #2 on the same show) are producing another film together. This one, however, doesn't seem to be a comedy. They recently gained the rights to...
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Monster hunting animated fantasy film Darkmouth finds its directors

As an adult, I find that sitting down with a good children's fantasy novel every now and again can work wonders for my jangled, bill-paying, responsibility-ridden nerves. Don't get me wrong, I like a good political thriller or introspective horror as much as the next bibliophile, but there's something about waving a magic wand or slaying dragons that entertains the heck...
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Charlize Theron to star in Need To Know CIA spy thriller for Universal

Mmmmm ... Charlize. Sorry, okay, here's the score. Today, Universal Pictures has announced that Imperator Furiosa herself, Charlize Theron , will star and produce NEED TO KNOW - a spy-related thriller based on the upcoming novel by Karen Cleveland. The story centers around a wife and mother who works as a CIA analyst. One morning, while digitally searching files with...
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Eva Green & Gemma Arterton will romance one another in Vita & Virginia

It’s been confirmed this morning that both the astonishingly talented actors Eva Green and Gemma Arterton will star together in VITA & VIRGINIA for Protagonist Pictures. Directed by Chayna Button, the film will explore the true life relationship and love affair concerning the literary icon Virginia Woolf and author Vita Sackville-West. Eileen Atkins will provide the...
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Daisy Ridley to star in super-spy thriller A Woman of No Importance

Coming hot off the heels of yesterday’s big Star Wars news , it’s been announced that Paramount has purchased the rights to Sonia Purnell’s book A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE. Huh? Hey man, I thought you said this was Star Wars-related news, man! Ah, but I did! Attached to star in the super-spy thriller adaptation is none other than STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS’ star...
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Amazon finally brings Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens to screen

In addition to writers like Stephen King, Clive Barker, and J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman has been an author that I’ve looked up to for as long as I can remember. His sense of whimsy and ability to weave fantastic fictional realities is second to none, and I for one cannot wait for the six-part adaptation of Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel, GOOD OMENS. Now...
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A behind-the-scenes look at Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

This past Friday, Netflix added its new show, Lemony Snicket’s A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, to the service’s ever-growing list of exclusive and streaming content. The show stars Neil Patrick Harris as the odious Count Olaf, a conniving relative of the Baudelaire children - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Throughout the course of the 8-episode series, Olaf executes a series of...
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Studio Ghibli shows off a brand-new trailer for Ronja, the Robber's Daughter

Studio Ghibli, the premiere Japanese animation studio that brought us such classics as SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, and PRINCESS MONONOKE is hard at work on their first-ever animated kids show, and it’s coming to Amazon Prime Video later this month! RONJA, THE ROBBER’S DAUGHTER will be an animated adaptation of Pippi Longstocking author Astrid...
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