Ava DuVernay Is Adapting An Octavia E. Butler Sci-Fi Novel for TV

Ava DuVernay Is Adapting An Octavia E. Butler Sci-Fi Novel for TV

Book Culture

Ava DuVernay is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after filmmakers working today, and is now adapting Octavia E. Butler’s 1987 sci-fi novel “Dawn” for TV. No networks or streaming services are currently attached, but DuVernay will be joined by Charles D. King and Victoria Mahoney in producing this series.   via Amazon   “Dawn” is the first novel in Butler’s “Lilith’s Brood” series. The story follows Lilith Lyapo who wakes up on a spaceship hundreds of years after the human race has nearly exterminated itself with nuclear weapons. She is recruited by an alien race to repopulate earth by …

Can This Stephen King Adaptation Beat Box Office Records?

Can This Stephen King Adaptation Beat Box Office Records?

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Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series is beloved by readers around the world, and sits on top of many book lovers’ fantasy lists. Finally, Hollywood has heard the calls of fans, and has brought the book to life. Bad news is nobody likes it.   via Collider Manohla Dargis, of the New York Times, says: Roland, by contrast, lives in Mid-World, an incoherent realm of foggy woods, digital boogeymen, cinematic allusions, slavering nods to Mr. King’s voluminous oeuvre and some geological formations that may cause you to uselessly flash on images from John Ford westerns.   And Richard Roeper, of The Chicago Sun Times, weighs in: …

Damon Lindelof Recruited by HBO for Watchmen Adaptation

Damon Lindelof Recruited by HBO for Watchmen Adaptation

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  HBO, the historical home of dark and sweeping TV series, is teaming up with one of TV’s best minds to bring an equally serious (and sexy) serial classic to a living room near you. Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the acclaimed shows The Leftovers and Lost, is reportedly in talks with HBO to develop a TV adaptation of Watchmen.   Watchmen, written by Alan Moore with art by Dave Gibbons, tells the darkly epic tale of former costumed heroes coming together to investigate the murder of a fellow vigilante. The action occurs across the backdrop of an alternate 1980’s America where …

8 Ideas You’ve Definitely Had If You’re an Avid Reader

8 Ideas You’ve Definitely Had If You’re an Avid Reader

  So you’re a reader; you’ve probably got some bookish dreams and aspirations. Some of them are more attainable than others, but there’s nothing wrong with thinking big! Many of us book lovers think alike- especially when we finish a good book. “Maybe I’ll open a bookstore!” you may say to yourself, or “Perhaps I should change my life; that’s what the main character in my book did!” Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. Here are 8 ideas every serious reader has once, if not twice or thrice, in their life:   1. “I’m going to open a bookstore!” …