Category: Fantasy

'Pan's Labyrinth'

Release Date for ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Novel Announced

If you’re into fantasy films, or historical films, or any films, you probably a fan of Guillermo Del Toro’s 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth. Typically, books get turned into films, but HarperCollins recently announced the opposite: a novelization of the Del Toro classic.

 

'Pan's Labyrinth'

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The film came out more than a decade ago, so you may not remember the finer plot details, but I bet you remember the astonishingly creepy “Pale Man,” or, “Mr. Eyes-On-My-Hands.” *Cue hysterical screaming.*

If you managed to escape that image being burned into your retinas, consider yourself lucky—I’ll refrain from providing the visual, but if you’re brave, you can watch at your own risk!

 

The Underworld of Pan's Labyrinth

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Once you get over the Pale Man, you can appreciate the film for its depiction of a dark, fantastic world that resembles something straight out of a Grimm’s fairytale. It tells the enchanting story of eleven-year-old Ofelia, who endures life with her mother’s new husband, the cruel, sadistic Captain Vidal. Throughout the film, she completes a series of tests, and comes ever-closer to rediscovering her true identity: a princess of the underworld.

 

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For those who love books, it’s often tempting to read a novel before seeing its film adaptation. In this case, though, the novel comes well after the film debuted. It will be co-authored by Guillermo Del Toro alongside Inkheart author, Cornelia Funke. The release date has been set for 2 July, 2019!

If you’re craving more films like Pan’s Labyrinth (and you’re down for a good scare) check out the film Del Toro described as Labyrinth‘s horror-genre companion piece, The Devil’s Backbone!

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George R.R. Martin to Send Dragons After the Energizer Bunny

The Bud Knight did his best against Gregor Clegane (The Mountain) but unfortunately his best isn’t good enough, and the arena could not hold from the fiery wrath of dracarys. The Super Bowl ad was featured during the commercials on February 4th.

 

 

George RR Martin reacted to the video with silly candor by saying the dragons are coming for Colonel Sanders and the Energizer Bunny. Of course, the Internet never fails us with their reactions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See First Images From ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8!

Sixty-Five days and counting. We’re almost two months away from the final season of Game of Thrones and HBO is fanning the giant-dragon-wingspan-sized-hype flames with new promotional photos. The pictures reveal almost nothing, aside from the characters who will be returning and the fact that winter has evidently arrived.

 

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Game of Thrones Season 8

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GOT Jon Snow

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Arya Stark

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Tyrion Game of Thrones

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The worldwide TV phenomenon based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga is on its way to a legendary close. As always, we are forever grateful to “the American Tolkien” for the magic he brings to the screen.

Game Of Thrones season eight premieres on April 14th.

 

 

 

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'Choose Your Own Adventure'

‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Interactive Experience Now Available With Alexa

As children, most of us loved ‘choose your own adventure’ stories—until our lives became one! These books were always as simple as they were complicated, encouraging readers to make choices that result in either positive or negative outcomes. Naturally, this is a lot more fun when these choices don’t result in real consequences (say, unemployment or just a bad haircut) and instead, force readers to start over from the beginning. The fun only ends when you work your way to the correct ending… and if your choices are as bad as mine, that could take any number of hours.

 

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Since the original series ran between 1979 and 1998, these interactive sci-fi and murder mystery stories may not be as familiar to Gen-Z and the youngest Millennials. Still, the ‘choose your own adventure’ format resurfaces every few years with trending topics: Max Brallier released a zombie edition, Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?, back when everyone thought zombies were about to be the next vampires. (In all fairness, they’re both dead. And neither would actually be that sexy.) Humor writer Dana Schwartz, the brains behind the Guy In Your MFA parody Twitter account, also used this format for her recent memoir, Choose Your Own Disaster. And, of course, Black Mirror‘s ‘Bandersnatch‘ episode is a recent example.

Good news: ‘choose your own adventure’ is about to be everywhere—and not just in the existential sense.

 

'Choose Your Own Misery'

choose your own misery is a choose your own adventure series for adults, featuring the limitless horrors of dating and the office
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Amazon Alexa recently introduced a new feature through Audible: Choose Your Own Adventure. The Amazon and Audible partnership uses Audible’s voice actors and Amazon’s accessibility to walk readers through two classic adventures (The Abominable Snowman and Journey Under the Sea) from the comfort of their own homes. Together, the books come with sixty-five possible endings to distract you for hours from all the choices your real life is waiting for you to make.

To start your adventure, just tell your Alexa-enabled device, “Alexa, open Choose Your Own Adventure from Audible!”

 

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Michael B. Jordan to Adapt Marlon James’ ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

The star of Creed 2 and Black Panther is bringing a recently published novel to the big screen.

 

Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. recently acquired the film rights to Marlon James’ fantasy novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was published on February 5th.

 

The first in a planned series called the Dark Star trilogy, set against the backdrop of two warring kingdoms in an epic fantasy world, the novel follows a hunter named Tracker who has been hired to find a missing child. The story draws heavily from African history and mythology, with James jokingly describing the novel as an “African ‘Game of Thrones’”.

 

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Jordan will produce the film under his Outlier Society production label, which he founded in order to bring more diverse stories to the big screen.

James is also known for his novel A Brief History Of Seven Killings, which is being adapted into a series by Amazon.

 

 

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