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Downton Abbey Director May Adapt Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

Brian Percival may direct a film adaptation of Markus Zusak‘s The Book Thief for Fox 2000.

According to Deadline, The Twilight Saga film series producer Karen Rosenfelt is already on board. Michael Petroni, the screenwriter behind The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, has written the script. Production could start as early as summer 2012.

Throughout his directorial career, Percival has largely focused on television projects. In 2010, he won the Emmy for “Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special” for his work on the drama Downton Abbey.

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Twilight Saga: Eclipse Earns Seven Razzie Award Nominations

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has received nominations in seven out of nine categories for the Golden Raspberry Awards (a.k.a. the Razzies). Here is a complete list of its nominations:

Worst Picture – producers Wyck Godfrey & Karen Rosenfelt for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Prequel, Ripoff, or Sequel – the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Director – director David Slade for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Screenplay – screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg & novel by Stephenie Meyer for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Screen Couple – The Entire Cast of the Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Worst Actor – actor Taylor Lautner for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse/Valentine’s Day & actor Robert Pattinson for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse/Remember Me
Worst Actress – actress Kristen Stewart for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Last year the Twilight Saga: New Moon received three nominations, but no wins. Yesterday, it was revealed that four out of ten Best Picture Oscar nominees are book-based-movies.

Warner Bros. Tags Septimus Heap As Next Film Franchise

Harry Potter is coming to an end, and the movies are only two books behind, so no wonder Warner Brothers is making sure to line up what it thinks will be its next big franchise. And according to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie studio thinks it has found it after picking up the rights to another seven-book children’s fantasy series, SEPTIMUS HEAP. HarperCollins Childrens Books publishes the internationally bestselling series in the US.

Written by U.K. author Angie Sage, the series revolves around two babies who are switched at birth: one a boy who discovers his birthright as the seventh son of a seventh son, and who is destined to become a powerful wizard; the other a girl who is fated to become a princess. So far, three books have been published — MAGYK, FLYTE and PHYSIK — which have become bestselling books for their clever use of charms and potions as well as for their sense of humor. “Septimus Heap: Magyk” will be produced by Karen Rosenfelt (“The Devil Wears Prada”) with author Sage as executive producer.