Elena Ferrante Lands a Play and TV Show

Elena Ferrante Lands a Play and TV Show

The controversially private author Elena Ferrante is the source of even more news. All of her Neapolitan Novels are being adapted into plays! Those novels include My Brilliant Friend, The Story of a New Name, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, and The Story of the Lost Child. All four novels will be adapted into a two-part play that can be viewed on separate days or all in one sitting.   Book Buttons Embed ISBN: 9781609450786 Not only that, but Wildside, an Italian film and television production company, announced that they will be adapting her novels into an eight-episode …

First Look at Disney’s Beast!

First Look at Disney’s Beast!

Disney movies are often adaptations from fairy tales. For example, Cinderella is a Grimm Brothers tale and The Little Mermaid is by Hans Christian Andersen. Beauty and the Beast is adapted from the fairy tale of the same name by French writer, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve, published in 1740. The new fad lately is remaking the animated Disney movies into live-action films.  Disney’s next adaptation is Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle. Photos have recently been leaked of Belle and the Beast for the first time and Belle in the library!   Images courtesy of Twitter You can read de …

Miss Peregrine Welcomes a Stunning Adaptation

Miss Peregrine Welcomes a Stunning Adaptation

I sat with ambivalence, waiting for the curtains to open and the film adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to start. Like any reader, adaptations tend to let me down. But at the roundtable interviews with Riggs after watching the film, which, by the way was delightful, the author pointed out something that eased my mind. In response to “How do you feel when your baby has to be changed…for a screenplay,” Riggs stated, “I just try and remove myself as the author and say, ‘Am I enjoying this as a movie?’ And, yes, absolutely, I …

Quiz: Which Grimm Fairy Tale Are You?

Quiz: Which Grimm Fairy Tale Are You?

The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales: Their dark, twisted, sometimes bloody and always entertaining. In our article ‘Empowering Retellings of Classic Disney Princesses’, we compared and contrasted Disney’s versions of the Grimm tales that influenced the adaptations. What we found was, despite the creepy plots that don’t always end on a happy note, the Brothers Grimm stories are more interesting, the lessons more… realistic. Such as: Don’t trust strangers (Hansel and Gretel), wash your fruit before you eat it (Snow White), and jealousy leads to disasters (Cinderella). 

Rumor: ‘Cursed Child’ to the Big Screen?

Rumor: ‘Cursed Child’ to the Big Screen?

Happy September 1st! Today is the day witches and wizards everywhere head off to Hogwarts on the Hogwarts Express! With a new school year, there comes news from the Potter world. Surprises never stop coming with this franchise. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child might become a movie! According to The New York Daily News, “Warner Bros. is interested in bringing the West End play…to the silver screen as soon as 2020” We’ve already got more J.K. Rowling adaptations coming. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is being released this Fall and according to Rowling, Fantastic Beasts will be a …