Crime is cool and good. Both in real life and also fiction. For legal purposes I don’t know if I’m allowed to recommend our readers go commit crimes, but for criminal purposes I definitely can and do recommend it. I can also recommend half a dozen crime novels that need to be turned into films, so that’s what I will do…right…now. Well, in a second.
We see you, wearing your “The Book Is Always Better than the Movie” t-shirt. We also see those of you earnestly discussing why this particular adaptation or other outshines its book.
The truth is somewhere between the two, especially because today some movies based on books, novels, memoirs, and even nonfiction titles are so amazing that they inspire people to read or re-read the original volume—and, in some cases, to read the rest of the author’s work.
Percy Jackson fans, rejoice! Rick Riordan’s epic book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, is finally getting a live-action TV series, and it’s coming to Disney Plus!
Riordan and his wife, Becky, made the announcement in a brief video on Twitter, saying “after a lot of hard work and a lot of support from you guys, Percy Jackson is coming to Disney Plus.”
Everyone knows that Disney favorites like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen were inspired by fairy tales, but did you know that many other Disney films were based on books? Let’s see if you know the books that inspired these Disney films.
2020 might not be the best year for films with the coronavirus pandemic canceling releases right and left, but that didn’t stop the first half of the year from providing us with some spectacular book-to-film adaptations. Here’s a dozen of our favorites if you’re looking for films or books to add to your quarantine entertainment list.
Sometimes, films live in a weird limbo between their initial announcement and their updated casting news. Until we find out who’s starring in a film, well…it could become anything, right? So, with that in mind, here are five upcoming film adaptations with some killer casting suggestions, free of charge.