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Posts Tagged ‘Richard Curtis’

Rooney Mara & Martin Sheen to Star in Adaptation of ‘Trash’

Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen will star in an adaptation of Andy Mulligan‘s young adult novel, Trash.

David Fickling Books, a UK-based company, published this book back in October 2010. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry will direct and Richard Curtis wrote the script. Here’s more from Deadline:

Sheen will play Father Juilliard, and Mara will play Olivia, an NGO worker, in the tale of three poverty-stricken boys (played by newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis and Gabriel Weinstein) who discover something unusual, mysterious and dangerous in a city dump in the Third World-set story.


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D.J. MacHale Inks Book Deal for Trilogy

Pendragon author D.J. MacHale has landed a deal with Penguin Young Readers Group’s Razorbill imprint for a new science-fiction trilogy.

The first book will be released in summer 2013. Razorbill senior editor Laura Arnold negotiated the deal with Richard Curtis of the Richard Curtis Agency. Arnold described the series: “his new trilogy packs a clean punch, blending mystery and sci-fi in an exhilarating and action-packed adventure.”

According to the release, MacHale’s new series stars “Tucker Pierce, a teenager whose tranquil coastal community is invaded by a mysterious branch of the U.S. military called SYLO.”

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Publishing Predictions for 2011 from Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis, veteran literary agent and president of Ereads.com, shared a few publishing predictions for 2011.

1. Google Editions will be a game-changer in the e-book field
2. There will be at least one shocking merger or acquisition of print publishers or of print and e-book publishers
3. The Big Six publishers will raise their current royalty rate over the standard 25% they currently offer
4. Educators, psychologists and parents will report learning and retention problems for children reading on screens.
5. College students will reject e-textbooks in favor of paper ones

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Neil Gaiman Writes Dr. Who Episode

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Novelist Neil Gaiman has turned in a script for Dr. Who, an exciting event for the science fiction and fantasy fans in the audience. To celebrate, Gaiman snapped that photo and posted it on Twitter.

In the photo above, Blackadder creator Richard Curtis, executive producer Steven Moffat, and Gaiman show off the new script–casually obscuring the episode’s title. Last week the Hypothetical Library featured an imaginary book by Gaiman.

Gaiman blogged about the episode writing and timing last month: “Now happily rewriting my episode to change it from being set at the end of this season to the beginning of the next. I think it’ll be fun.” (Via io9)

UPDATED: Curtis was misidentified in an earlier version of this post.