Category: Fantasy

Awkwafina To Star And Produce ‘Last Adventure’ Fantasy Film

 

 

Actress and rapper Awkwafina has recently found a boom in her career thanks to a string of successful films. After starring in comedies like Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8, she recently garnered critical acclaim in the family drama The Farewell and is set to voice Scuttle in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Her next project, a fantasy film, has just been announced.

 

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First reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Awkwafina will star and produce The Last Adventure of Constance Verity for Legendary Pictures. The actress will play the title character, an adventurer who has been given the mark of “chosen one” her whole life. As she saves the world from countless disasters, she longs for a normal life and begins work on completing her “last” adventure.

 

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The Last Adventure of Constance Verity was written by A. Lee Martinez and published in 2017. A sequel was later released in 2018.

 

There is no word yet on other casting news or filming dates, but the script has already been written.

 

 

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Two Hugo Finalists Trying to Turn Silver to Gold

The Hugo Awards, the annual award for science fiction, will announce their winner later in the week, but for now, there are two finalists which are the first in their series—so you can start reading right now, and be ready for the winner this weekend.

 

Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse

Trail of Lightning

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Maggie is a post-apocalyptic Navajo monster hunter, and that’s just the beginning. When a girl goes missing in a small town, she’s forced to team up with a medicine man to travel the reservation, uncovering secrets and coming closer and closer to a monster more terrible than either can imagine. An immersive flooded world, filled with gods and monsters, and characters with enough sarcasm and attitude to bear the weight of a dark plot and devastated world.

This has already swept a few awards, and is sure to be a good pick for anyone who likes any supernatural or speculative genres.

 

 

Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik

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You may have noticed by now I’m A LITTLE OBSESSED with Naomi Novik, but hey, the experts back me up. This is sort of a fairy tale, related to Rumpelstiltskin, but you always get much more than you can possibly foresee with Novik.

Since her father is running the family business into the ground, Miryim takes matters into her own hands. For better or worse, she’s very good at debt collecting, and ends up catching the attention of the supernatural—the icy Staryk—and it only gets more dire from there. You can expect gloriously lush world building and characters who feel like real people.

 

 

 

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Check out the Trailer for ‘Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’!

The News Netflix series, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, has a new trailer!

 

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Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, set out to make a film much darker than his previous efforts, as he believed that it was unhealthy for children to never be afraid. After enlisting illustrator Brian Froud and screenwriter David ODell, Henson gave them a homework assignment, of all things.

 

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul

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They were required to read Jane Roberts’s 1972 book Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, based on Roberts’s experiences channeling a multi-dimensional being that existed outside of time and space, although the grim has a splash of Lewis Carroll and Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

 

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From here, they went and made The Dark Crystal, released in 1982. Since its release the film has become a cult classic, with praised to its dark tone and gorgeous visuals brought to us by creatively inventive effects. Many clamored for a follow-up, but this seemed unlikely following the death of Jim Henson in 1990.

 

 

However, back on On May 21, 2019, Netflix announced that a 10 episode prequel series is set to premiere on August 30, 2019.

 

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Now Netflix just dropped an incredible new look—a trailer.

 

 

Gosh, this show looks gorgeous. Plus, with a voice cast including Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Eddie Izzard, Helena Bonham Carter, Toby Jones, Simon Pegg, Jason Isaacs, Benedict Wong, Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, and many, many more this show is impressive.

Hopefully this blows us away.

 

 

 

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Percy Jackson is Headed to Broadway

We’ve all been there. You’re struggling in school and dealing with the everyday hardships of being a teenager- friends, relationships and changing bodies. Oh, and you just found out that your dad is Poseidon, the God of the Sea. Casual stuff.

 

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If this doesn’t apply to you, you’re probably not Percy Jackson, the protagonist of the 2005 bestselling young adult fantasy novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Rick Riordan’s novel intersects adolescence and Greek mythology in a completely relatable, yet absurd way. The novel was adapted into a movie in 2010 starring Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario. Apparently, fans were still not satisfied because in 2014, the story took the stage for the first time. After a thirty two city national tour, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical will hit the stage on Broadway for the first time.

 

 

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, performances will begin on September 20 with an opening night date of October 16. The musical will run for a limited time, planning to close in early January 2020. Chris McCarrell will continue his title role of Percy from the national tour to the Broadway stage at Longacre Theater.

 

For the first time, fans can see Percy and his demigod comrades fight monsters, fall under the spell of sirens and confront their mythological parents on a Broadway scale…with a few songs here and there.

 

 

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Here Are Our Book Lovers Day Staff Picks!

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaku and His Years of Pilgrimage – Haruki Murakami

 

 

Surrealism

“The themes of finding closure for unresolved personal negativities really resonated with me.” – Nate

 

The Space Between – Brenna Yovanoff

 

 

Fantasy

“This is a book about being deeply flawed, and how even as you’re trying to be better, it’s honest to let those things stay a part of you.” – Kali

 

 

The Last Unicorn – Peter Beagle

 

 

Fantasy/Children’s

“It Reminds me that there’s magic in the world even if you can’t see it.” – Becky

 

The Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling

 

Fantasy

“I enjoyed it.” – Richard

 

 

The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

 

 

Literary Fiction

“This is one of Hemingway’s most compelling books due to the religious themes and the focus on minority groups, at a time when prejudice in America was prevalent.” – Kyle

 

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

Literary Fiction

“A good narrative that gives a view into the minds of the characters.” – Lexi

 

 

Gone – Michael Grant

 

 

Science Fiction

“It’s very entertaining and has a mystery you want to solve.” – Heather

 

Ties of Shooting Stars – Keigo Higashino

 

 

Detective

“The mystery keeps you guessing, and the build-up for the plot twist has a great payoff.” – Derek

 

 

The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke

 

 

Children’s

“I found it really empowering as a child, with these kids taking care of themselves and fighting for good.” – Amy

 

The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan

 

 

Fantasy

“I like Greek mythology, and the book’s funny, witty humor.” – Tim

 

 

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