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Fox Unveils the Trailer For ‘Gotham’

Fox has unleashed a trailer for a Batman prequel TV series called Gotham. It follows a young James Gordon and his early days fighting crime in Gotham City. The video embedded above features glimpses of actor Ben McKenzie as Gordon.

According to Wired, the show ”will feature younger incarnations of familiar Batman villains—including Catwoman, The Riddler, and The Penguin—as well as a particularly young Bruce Wayne as played by Touch‘s David Mazouz.“ The series premiere is scheduled to air this Fall. What do you think?

John Green Felt That ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Movie Cast And Crew Really Honored His Book

speaker_johngreenJohn Green joined The Fault in Our Stars film cast and director for a press conference yesterday. Throughout the event, the group answered questions from tumblr users and media professionals.

Green revealed that his favorite scenes from the movie included the Hazel and Augustus’ conversation at the gas station and a “raw” conversation that takes place between Hazel and her parents. All of the panelists agreed that Green cried the most on set. Green explained that it was wonderful seeing the cast and crew work because he felt they “really honored my book.”

Towards the end of the event, Green announced the dates for the “Demand Our Stars” tour which will feature live appearances from himself and some of the actors. Check out the full list of tour stop details below. Follow this link to watch a re-play of the entire press conference.

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Grouplove Unveils ‘Let Me In’ From ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Soundtrack

Grouplove has released an audio video (embedded above) for the song “Let Me In.” The Huffington Post reports that this track is the band’s contribution to The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack.

A Facebook announcement has drawn more than 3,900 “likes.” Other recording artists who will also be featured on this album include folk singer Ed Sheeran, indie rocker Jake Bugg, and electronic pop songstress Charli XCX. Mashable unveiled the full song list last month.

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Warner Bros. to Adapt ‘Justice League’ For the Big Screen

justiceleagueWarner Bros. has plans to make a film adaptation of DC Comics’ Justice League comic book series.

The Wall Street Journal has the story: “Like ‘Man of Steel’ and its follow-up, which starts production next month, ‘Justice League’ will be directed by Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill is expected to return as Superman, along with Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, who play Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively, in 2016’s ‘Man of Steel’ sequel tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman.’”

According to the movie’s IMDB page, David S. Goyer is working on the screenplay. The script is still in development, so don’t expect this movie any time soon. IMDB suggests that the film will be released in 2017.

Steven Spielberg to Direct a Live-Action Adaptation of ‘The BFG’

Roald Dahl BFGOscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg will direct a live-action adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, The BFG.

Variety reports that DreamWorks had acquired the film rights back in 2010. E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison will pen the script. The finished movie will be released some time in 2016.

According to an announcement posted on the RoaldDahl.com blog, “The BFG tells the tale of a lovable, dream-hunting giant and Sophie, the little girl who first spots him through the window of the orphanage where she lives. It has continued to delight audiences ever since its release, and was one of Roald’s own favourites. In 1989, the story was adapted as an animated TV film.”

Two ‘Jungle Book’ Adaptations Set to Hit Hollywood

jungleTwo movie studios, Disney and Warner Bros., plan to create new adaptations of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved classic, The Jungle Book.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Warner Bros. production will mark the feature directorial debut of Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis. This project features a screenplay written by Callie Kloves. Her father Steve Kloves, the screenwriter of the Harry Potter film franchise, will serve as a producer.

Disney’s live action/CG hybrid version will be helmed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau. Long Walk to Freedom actor Idris Elba has signed on to lend his voice as the evil tiger, Shere Khan. Other potential cast members include Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and The Avengers actress Scarlett Johansson.

 

Alloy Entertainment to Adapt ‘Sisterhood Everlasting’ by Ann Brashares

Sisterhood EverlastingAlloy Entertainment plans to create a film adaptation of Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann BrasharesThe Hollywood Reporter reports that Ken Kwapis, the director behind the first Sisterhood movie, will helm this project.

Liz Garcia has been hired to pen the script. Thus far, no casting decisions have been announced so it is unclear whether or not Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, and Amber Tamblyn will return to reprise their roles as Bridget, Lena, Carmen, and Tibby.

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J.K. Rowling to Serve as Executive Producer For ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Mini-Series

en_GB-timeline-image-the-casual-vacancy-cover-image-1341414943-cwHBO and BBC have scheduled production on The Casual Vacancy TV adaptation to begin this summer. Altogether, the team plans to create a three-hour long mini-series.

Variety reports that J.K. Rowling herself will serve as an executive producer. EastEnders TV series writer Sarah Phelps penned the script. Filmmaker Jonny Campbell has been hired to direct.

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Photo Book Recreates Classic Meals From Literature

ficticiousdishesHave you ever found yourself salivating while reading about meals in a book? Graphic designer Dinah Fried will take your hunger to the next level.

She has created a photo book of meals featured in classic literature called Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals which just came out on Harper Collins. The book includes fifty photos of meals photographs from books ranging from The Secret Garden to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Check it out:

Showcasing famous meals including the madcap tea party from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the watery gruel from Oliver Twist, the lavish chicken breakfast from To Kill a Mockingbird, the stomach-turning avocado-and-crabmeat salad from The Bell Jar, and the seductive cupcakes from The Corrections, this unique volume pairs each place setting with the text from the book that inspired its creation. Interesting food facts and entertaining anecdotes about the authors, their work, and their culinary predilections complete this charming book, which is sure to whet the appetites of lovers of great literature and delicious dishes.

Netflix Releases Trailer For ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 2

Netflix has released the trailer for the second season of Orange is the New Black.

The video embedded above features scenes with Taylor Schilling as Piper ChapmanKate Mulgrew as Galina “Red” Reznikov, and Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” WarrenFollow this link to hear the cast describe the forthcoming season in three words.

According to Time, “the series premiered to critical acclaim last summer, and though Netflix does not release its audience data, it was rumored to have outpaced Netflix’s other popular originals, including House of Cards and the Arrested Development reboot, in viewership.” All 13 episodes of season two will come out on June 06, 2014.

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