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John Rocco’s ‘Blackout’ Optioned for Live-Action Adaptation

Fox 2000 has optioned the film rights to John Rocco‘s Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, Blackout. The movie studio plans to adapt this work into a live-action movie.

According to Deadline, Rocco will serve as an executive producer along with Ivana Schecter-GarciaHow To Train Your Dragon screenwriter Will Davies will write the script.

Here’s more from the article: ”Rocco’s bestselling book follows a young New York City family, disconnected from each other by their obsessive everyday use of technology, who are separated during a New York City blackout and must find their way back to each other–literally and figuratively–in order to reconnect as a family.”

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Josh Hutcherson & Stanley Tucci Star in ‘Hunger Games’ Clip

Lionsgate has released another clip from The Hunger Games film adaptation. The clip (embedded above) features Caesar Flickerman (played by Stanley Tucci) and Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson).  Most of the original dialogue from the book made it to this scene.

In an interview with MTV, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence noted: “During filming, I really liked everything what I was seeing. I liked everything that Gary was doing. Then I saw it, and it was all there. It’s always hard for me watching because I think I am a horrible troll and I’ll never work again. Overall, I think everybody else in the movie is fantastic, and I think the film itself is really good.”

The film has also spawned two video games, and author Suzanne Collins consulted on both projects. The Hunger Games Adventures will be available on Facebook; you can sign up to try out the beta version. Hunger Games: Girl on Fire will be available as an iOS (Apple tablet products) game app.

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Hunger Games Trailer for Super Bowl

Sunday Super Bowl commercials will include a movie trailer for The Hunger Games, a film based on a book about a much more dangerous sport. We’ve embedded the new video above–what do you think?

The new trailer gives a glimpse at more actors in the film based on the bestselling novel by Suzanne Collins.

Here’s some excellent commentary from io9: “it provides a stark reminder that the Super Bowl would be 100% more interesting if the game involved Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, and archery. Most importantly, we catch a glimpse of Katniss evading death during the Games. Looking good, Stanley Tucci!”

Woody Harrelson Cast in The Hunger Games

Two-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson (pictured, via) will play Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games movie adaptation.

Harrelson has acted in literary adaptations including 2007′s No Country for Old Men. Director Gary Ross described the role in the release: “Haymitch is such an unforgettable character: funny cranky outrageous, sarcastic, impatient, biting but ultimately kind.”

As of this writing, 1,582 Facebook users “like” this announcement. However, many readers preferred that House MD actor Hugh Laurie play the role.

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Stanley Tucci Cast in The Hunger Games

Stanley Tucci will play Caesar Flickerman in the upcoming adaptation of Suzanne CollinsThe Hunger Games.

Tucci has played key roles in many adaptations, including Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Lovely Bones. In the YouTube video embedded above, the star discussed one of his theatrical projects.

Here’s more from the release: “Flickerman is utterly familiar to all the citizens of Panem as the l host of the Hunger Games. Known for his outrageous appearance and buoyant personality, his upbeat interviews of the 24 tributes – a boy and a girl from each of the country’s 12 districts – are presented on every television in the nation.  He is famous for turning any conversation around to the positive and finding humor in even the most dire circumstances.”

First Glimpse of Alice Sebold Film

9780316168816_154X233.jpgDirector Peter Jackson has released a trailer for his adaptation of Alice Sebold‘s bestselling novel, “The Lovely Bones.”

Jackson directed the acclaimed adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and the trailer showcases some of his trademark fantastical landscapes. The actors starring in the filmed version of the bestselling novel include Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci.

Here’s more from Paste Magazine: “The expansive cast is made up mostly of veterans, but the girl at the center is Saoirse Ronan, who was a knockout in another high-profile literary adaptation, Atonement. The trailer is a little exploitative (which the movie no doubt will be, too), but the earnest beauty is hard to resist.”