Wed, 10/04/2013 - 06:50
Penguin is teaming up with film production company Amber Entertainment to produce a book and film called Atlantis: Revelation.
Julian Fellowes, the creator of "Downton Abbey", will be executive producer for the film project, while the book will be written by "Marcus Blake", the pen name of "a...
Mon, 08/04/2013 - 08:45
The film rights to YA debut novel Half Bad by Sally Green have been snapped up by Fox 2000, hard on the heels of the book’s acquisition at the Bologna Book Fair.
The book, by Warrington-based Open University student Sally Green, was signed by Puffin editorial director Ben Horslen two days before Bologna and confidently...
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 13:09
Picador is to publish the official film tie-in edition for the forthcoming adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
The film, starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo di Caprio, gets its UK release on 17th May.
The book will feature artwork from the film and an exclusive interview with director Baz...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:22
Children’s publisher Chicken House is planning to develop its media arm, Chicken House Entertainment, by recruiting script editors, as three of its titles get closer to a silver screen adaptation.
Publisher and managing director Barry Cunningham said the Scholastic-owned company would in the future look to develop scripts and...
Tue, 05/02/2013 - 12:35
For a production company just four years old, Cuba Pictures has an enviable track record. Its first film “Boy A” won five BAFTAs, while its second film “Broken”, with a UK release in April, has already won Best British Film at the British Independent Film Awards. What is perhaps unusual is that Cuba Pictures is part of...
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:44
Waterstones has partnered with Warner Bros Consumer Products to re-create Bag End, the home of J R R Tolkien’s character Bilbo Baggins in its flagship Piccadilly store.
Customers will be attracted to the bookseller’s children’s area by "footprints" and signage, which will lead through a circular archway to...
Wed, 21/11/2012 - 08:54
Puffin has acquired two new titles in Garcia and Stohl's Beautiful Creatures series.
Editor Anthea Townsend acquired UK and British Commonwealth rights from Little, Brown US in Beautiful Creatures: The Manga (A Graphic Novel) and Beautiful Creatures: The Official Movie Companion.
The Beautiful Creatures...
Wed, 07/11/2012 - 08:35
Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender are to star in a film about the relationship between writer Thomas Wolfe and his editor, based on A. Scott Berg's biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius.
"Skyfall" writer John Logen will adapt the script with Michael Grandage to direct "Genius",...
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 08:00
Two novels by author Paul Pickering are to be adapted for cinema.
The Leopard's Wife, published by Simon & Schuster, has been bought by Claire Evans of Dearheart Productions. The novel, a love story set in the Congo, will be filmed on location and directed by John Irwin, director of the BBC's version of Tinker...
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 07:45
The final instalment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay, is to be split into two films.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" will be released in November 2014, with Part 2 to follow a year later.