Books to Film News

Welcome to the Books to Films section. Here you will find the latest news about books making the transition from the page to the big screen and television.

Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Emily Dickinson Sitcom (2018-05-30): Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld will play Emily Dickinson in an upcoming series ordered by Apple.

George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards Being Adapted for Television (2016-08-08): George R.R. Martin's long running superhero anthology series Wild Cards is being adapted for television.

Jonathan Franzen's Purity Heading to Television (2016-02-17): Daniel Craig is set to star in the television adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's novel Purity. It's being pitched to Showtime, Hulu and Netflix.

Magic Tree House Books Being Turned into Feature Films (2016-02-04): Lionsgate snapped up the rights to Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Treehouse series. The studio will make live action films and hopes for a durable franchise.

Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties to be Film, Graphic Novel (2015-12-14): Dark Horse Books will publish a graphic novel version of Neil Gaiman's short story How to Talk to Girls at Parties. It will also be a feature film.

Stephenie Meyer Producing New Supernatural TV Show Called The Rook (2015-11-10): Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is producing a new supernatural tv show based on The Rook by Daniel O'Malley. The British show will air on Hulu in the U.S.

Twilight Tenth Anniversary Edition to be Published October 6 (2015-09-20): Little, Brown has released a special Twilight edition with bonus content to celebrate the book's tenth anniversary.

Bryan Cranston Plays Blacklisted Screenwriter in Trumbo Trailer (2015-08-16): Bryan Cranston plays legendary blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. He won two Oscars for his screenplays under an assumed name.

Netflix Orders Green Eggs and Ham Animated Series (2015-05-23): Netflix has ordered a Green Eggs and Ham animated series. It will contain 13 episodoes.

Fancy Nancy to Become Animated Disney Junior Series (2015-03-30): The Fancy Nancy series will become an animated movie and series on Disney Junior.

James Patterson's House of Robots to be Animated Web Series (2014-11-23): James Patterson's new illustrated book House of Robots will be an animated web series on the Fred channel.

Netflix to Make TV Show Based on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2014-11-07): Time to order Netflix. The company is making a live action tv series with Paramount based on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Diana Gabaldon Talks Outlander TV Series (2014-08-16): Diana Gabaldon reveals she only wrote the first Outlander book to learn how to write a novel. She never thought it would be published. Now it's a hit TV show on Starz.

Author Lois Lowry Discusses Her Input on the The Giver (2014-08-15): Author Lois Lowry and director Phillip Noyce discuss collaborating on the film version of her Newberry award-winning YA novel, The Giver.

Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Version of Roald Dahl's The BFG (2014-04-27): Steven Spielberg will direct a live action film version of Roald Dahl's children's book The BFG, about a friendly giant who helps a young girl battle the evil giants.

Michael Connelly's Bosch Pilot Picked up for Full Season by Amazon Studios (2014-04-02): Amazon Studios has given a full season order for Bosch, which is based on Michael Connelly's bestselling Harry Bosch series. Titus Welliver plays Detective Bosch.

Disney, Weinstein to Adapt Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl for the Big Screen (2013-07-30): Disney and Harvey Weinstein have announced plans to bring Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl to the big screen.

John Grisham's Calico Joe to be Adapted Into Motion Picture (2012-06-13): The Hollywood Reporter reports that Joe Chrisham's bestselling baseball novel, Calico Joe, will be made into a motion picture by Chris Columbus' 1942 Pictures.

Walter Mosley Forms Production Company to Make Films of His Books (2012-05-03): Walter Mosley has shelves full of bestselling novels and stories, many of which have been made into films.

Charlie Kaufman to Adapt Chaos Walking YA Series into Feature Film (2012-04-24): Deadline reports that Oscar winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Being John Malkovich) will adapt the first book in the Chaos Walking series into a new feature film.