Tag: Television adaptation

‘Snowpiercer’ Offers a Look at TV Adaptation With Teaser Trailer

Snowpiercer is an unusual, modern science fiction film. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneigethe film was a 2013 science fiction movie by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. It starred a wide range of actors from all across the world, such as Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Go Ah-Sung, and Ed Harris. The movie takes place after global warming has created a second Ice Age on the planet Earth, with humanity’s remnants living on a mobile train that crosses the entire world, the titular Snowpiercer. There is a class division resulting in the poor folk being confined to the back of the train, controlled using threats of violence and given scraps to eat, while the rich grow fat off their high quality of life in front of the train. Highly imaginative and full of octane action, the film received critical acclaim and was a huge international hit. It has now become a cult film and now, it may receive even more attention with the teaser for a TV series.

 

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According to Empire this weekend, at ComicCon, a teaser trailer debuted for the Snowpiercer television series. Although just a trailer, the teaser showcased the primary of the themes of the film quite well. With classes divided in the ever-running train, mutiny is brewing among the poorer sections of the train. The series show runner is Graeme Manson, who previously helmed Orphan Black. The show stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs. Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park, Iddo Goldberg, Katie McGuinness, Lena Hall, Annalise Basso and Sam Otto. It is scheduled to be released here in the states on TBS, with Netflix handling the international release. The series will see its premiere next spring, so keep an eye out for the incoming train. Hopefully, we can see the world the film created more explored in full through the TV show and we’re certainly excited to see this unique story told once again on the small screen.

Are you excited? Tell us in the comments! We’ll keep an eye out for news as it develops.

 

 

 

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Paramount TV to Adapt Susan Orlean’s ‘The Library Book’

Exciting news for Susan Orlean fans! According to Variety, Paramount Television, in association with Anonymous Content and Brillstein Entertainment, will be adapting Susan Orlean’s novel The Library Book for television! The book itself is a must read for any book fan, telling the true story of a fire that nearly destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library in 1965. The book explores the mystery surrounding how the fire began, as well as the damage it caused, burning for seven hours, consuming 400,000 books and damaging 700,000 others. Susan Orlean’s book has remained on the best seller’s list for nonfiction for six months, proving its popularity to general audiences and potential for a great television adaptation.

 

The Library Book cover, featuring a red cover with a burning flame
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Orlean will be working alongside James Ponsoldt include films such as The Circle and The End of Tour. Orlean and James have expressed they are both excited to adapt the project, with Orlean in particular being quoted as ‘so excited’ to see her property come to life on the screen. Although no release date has been announced yet, we look forward to seeing the mystery come alive and will keep our ears attuned for any new information!

Are you excited to see The Library Book being adapted?

 

 

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