Walmart to Begin Selling Kindle

| May 12 | 0 Comments

Walmart Kindle

The Kindle is coming to Walmart. Amazon announced via its Kindle Daily Post last week that both the Kindle 3G and Kindle with Special Offers would available in over 3200 Walmart stores nationwide at some point this week. The prices will match Amazon’s, so the 3G will retail at $189 and the Special Offers for $114. The only real surprise about this, I think, is […]

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THE HUNGER GAMES Round-up: Reapings Galore; Banks Is Officially Effie; Rumors

| May 4 | 0 Comments

The Hunger Games Foxface

When we last checked in with THE HUNGER GAMES movie, eight of the twenty-four Tributes had been cast and Elizabeth Banks was in final talks to star as Effie Trinket, flaky escort to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). There have been several developments since then. Banks’ deal is now done and she’s officially Effie. I can’t wait to see the first photo after […]

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Jack Kerouac’s BIG SUR on the Road to Film Adaptation

| Apr 27 | 1 Comment

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The film adaptation of On the Road hasn’t even been released yet, but production has already begun on the movie version of Jack Kerouac’s BIG SUR. Per Deadline, Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer, Stay Cool) is directing from his own script. Big Sur is far different in tone and spirit from On the Road. Written in 1962, it may be Kerouac’s most personal work as […]

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HOUSE’s Hugh Laurie To Play Nice in MISTER PIP

| Apr 26 | 0 Comments

Hugh Laurie Mister Pip

House‘s Hugh Laurie is taking a bit of a departure for his next role. Deadline reports he will be playing Mr. Watts in the film adaptation of Lloyd Jones’ novel MISTER PIP. Shooting begins in New Zealand in May. Mister Pip takes place on the small copper mining island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, where most of the residents, including all the teachers, have fled. […]

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Stuart Beattie to Write and Direct I, FRANKENSTEIN Film

| Apr 7 | 0 Comments

I Frankenstein

Lakeshore Entertainment has announced that Stuart Beattie (30 Days of Night, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) will write and direct its adaptation of I, FRANKENSTEIN. The film is expected to begin shooting this fall. I, Frankenstein is a A Darkstorm Studios graphic novel created by Kevin Grevioux focusing on a modern-day world where the classic literary monster stands between humans and a host of […]

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HAUNTED CITY Will Be McG’s First Project For His Comic Imprint

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Straight from Deadline, McG’s Wonderland Sound and Vision has launched a comic imprint and its first project will be from screen writer Chap Taylor. Titled HAUNTED CITY, the comic will be written by Taylor and Peter Johnson from Wonderland and will be published by Wonderland with Aspen Comics. In addition to the comic, Haunted City is also being developed into a script that McG will […]

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I Am Number 4’s Teresa Palmer in Talks to Join WARM BODIES Adaptation

| Mar 31 | 2 Comments

Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer, who received a lot of attention for her role in I am Number Four is apparently now turning her attention from aliens to zombies. Heat Vision reports that she is in talks to star opposite Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man) in Summit’s big screen adaptation of the upcoming novel WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion. Described as a cross between Shaun of the Dead […]

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SHADA, Douglas Adams DOCTOR WHO Story, Will Be Novelized

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Don’t panic! SHADA, the ‘lost’ DOCTOR WHO story from Douglas Adams is set to become a novel in March of 2012. Adams is best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and while this story was first airing on BBC radio, Adams was also writing stories for Doctor Who. According to Guardian UK, Shada was going to be a six part drama that would […]

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Nickelodeon Digital Books for NOOK Kids Collection Announced

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Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, has announced the continued expansion of the largest collection of digital children’s picture books through a partnership with Nickelodeon, offering the first-ever digital books from the number-one entertainment brand for kids. Books featuring popular Nickelodeon favorites SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer are available in a fun, engaging, digital format, only for Barnes & Noble customers through the […]

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HarperCollins to Publish Amy Tan’s THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT

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HarperCollins Publishers has announced their acquirement of the U.S. and Canadian rights to publish bestselling author Amy Tan’s latest novel, THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT. The US deal was negotiated by Daniel Halpern, President and Publisher of Ecco, and by Tan’s agent, Sandra Dijkstra, President of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. Tan said: “The Valley of Amazement is a story about 1890-1940 San Francisco, Shanghai and the […]

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