Bing Liu, Oscar Nominated Director, to Direct Adaptation of  ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’

Bing Liu, Oscar Nominated Director, to Direct Adaptation of ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’

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Bing Liu, a Chinese-American director and cinematographer, best known for directing the documentary ‘Minding the Gap,’ which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards, is now attached to direct the adaptation of Ocean Vuong’s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.  The book is being adapted by A24, an independent entertainment company which has distributed and/or produced films and TV shows such as ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and ‘Euphoria.’ The news of the adaptation and Bing Liu being attached to the project were announced on the A24 podcast, in which Vuong mentioned that Liu is consulting with him for …

Can ‘The Earthsea Cycle’ Be Successfully Adapted This Time?

Can ‘The Earthsea Cycle’ Be Successfully Adapted This Time?

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Written by late author Ursula K. Le Guin, The Earthsea Cycle is a fantasy series set in an archipelago of hundreds of islands and focuses on the coming-of-age story of a young wizard named Ged, who must use his powers to stop those who threaten to upset the islands’ way of life.   Ursula K. Le Guin. Image Via Polygon   In 2004, the Sci Fi Channel created a three-hour loose adaptation for television of A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan, entitled Legend of Earthsea. Thanks to budget constraints, the addition of a romantic subplot, and whitewashing, the film anger not …

Lakeith Stanfield to Star in ‘Notes From a Young Black Chef’ Film

Lakeith Stanfield to Star in ‘Notes From a Young Black Chef’ Film

Lakeith Stanfield will star in the film adaptation of chef Kwame Onwuachi’s memoir Notes From a Young Black Chef.   A culinary coming-of-age memoir, Notes From a Young Black Chef is the story of how one American-Nigerian chef launched his own catering company, how he made it in a world where his cooking wasn’t considered “Southern enough” and how how he had opened and closed one of the most talked about restaurants, the Shaw Bijou, in America by the time he was twenty-seven.     Following the book’s publication on April 9th, 2019, Onwuachi was named Rising Star Chef of the …

Dev Patel in Talks to Star in ‘Green Knight’ Adaptation

Dev Patel in Talks to Star in ‘Green Knight’ Adaptation

Dev Patel, star of such films as Slumdog Millionaire and Lion, is reportedly in talks to star in A24’s adaptation of the famous 14th century Arthurian story Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The tale tells of Sir Gawain, a Knight of the Round Table, accepting a challenge from the mysterious Green Knight. The Knight tells Gawain he will allow him to strike him with an axe if Gawain accepts a similar blow in turn. Gawain beheads the Green Knight but the Knight picks up his head and ominously promises to return in a year and a day to strike a similar blow as promised. Filled with romance, …