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5 Literary Adaptations to Look Forward to Next Year

Hollywood has lots of new literary movies scheduled for 2012. Here are five upcoming literary movies to look forward to in the new year.

Walt Disney Animation Studios will rerelease Beauty and the Beast in 3D. The film’s story comes from Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont‘s version of the fairy tale called La Belle et la Bête. It arrives in theaters on January 13th.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the sequel to the 2007 film, once again stars Oscar winner Nicholas Cage as the Marvel Comics antihero. The movie comes out on February 17th.

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Christopher Walken Reads ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allan Poe

Happy National Poetry Month!

Can a headless horseman read poetry? Actor Christopher Walken once played Ichabod Crane‘s nemesis in Tim Burton‘s adaptation of Sleepy Hollow. The video embedded above features Walken reading Edgar Allan Poe‘s The Raven.

Poe fans will see the poet on the big screen in January 2012. The Raven, starring John Cusack, just finished shooting and is currently in post-production.

‘The Pale Blue Eye’ To Be Adapted

According to The Wrap, director Scott Cooper will helm a film adaptation of The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard.

The Pale Blue Eye features a young Edgar Allan Poe acting as a detective at West Point.  Bayard will publish a new historical fiction novel in March 2011 entitled The School of Night.

Actor John Cusack just finished playing an older Poe in The Raven, a film about the last days of Poe’s life. What actor do you think can pull off a young Poe? (via Ron Charles)

John Cusack Playing Edgar Allan Poe

Actor John Cusack will play Edgar Allan Poe (pictured, via) in an upcoming film, The Raven. Today Gawker posted a photo of the actor dressed as the alcoholic author at a shoot. What do you think about the casting choice?

DeadlineNY has more on the film: “Based on an original script by Hannah Shakespeare (I kid you not) and Ben Livingston, the drama is set in the last five days of Poe’s life, when a serial killer is running around Baltimore using Poe’s stories as the backdrops for his killings.”

In addition, Cusack is tweeting about the work of Poe. He recently recommended two Poe stories: “Hop Frog ” and “King Pest.” He also mused: “perhaps- just perhaps–cor. sanders (kfc) and satan had a baby named edgar allen poe.”