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Here you will find our of coverage of books being made into movies and television series.

  • Hailee Steinfeld Stars in Emily Dickinson Sitcom. Trailer Released. (2018-05-30): Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld will play Emily Dickinson in Dickinson, a series for Apple's streaming service.

  • Starz Releases First Trailer for Neil Gaiman's American Gods (2016-07-29): Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane star in the first trailer for Starz's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods.

  • 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.

  • DreamWorks Acquires Rights to Michael Crichton's Novel Micro (2015-07-02): DreamWorks has acquired the rights to Michael Crichton's novel, Micro. The novel was completed by Richard Preston after Crichton passed away.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lifetime Developing TV Series Based on Jennifer Love Hewitt's Dating Advice Book (2012-10-20): Lifetime is reportedly developing a TV series based on Jennifer Love Hewitt's book, The Day I Shot Cupid.

  • 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.

  • James Patterson's Private Book Series Being Adapted for Television (2012-04-19): Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment announced they will produce a new television series based on Patterson's bestselling book series Private.

  • Trailer for William Joyce's Rise of the Guardians Starring Voices of Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine and Isla Fisher (2012-03-30): Dreamworks Animation has released the trailer for the film adaptation of William Joyce's book The Guardians of Childhood, which is due out on November 21, 2012.

  • Sneak Peek at Miniseries of Stephen King's Bag of Bones Starring Pierce Brosnan (2011-12-05): A&E will air a miniseries based on Stephen King's novel Bag of Bones. It stars actor Perce Brosnan.

  • Mad Men: Grove Press Publishing Roger Sterling's Fictional Memoir (2010-10-27): Grove Press is publishing the ficitonal memoir of Roger Sterling, a character in the Mad Men television series from AMC.

  • Andie MacDowell to Star in Lifetime Films Based on Patricia Cornwell Novellas (2010-04-08): Andie MacDowell will star in two Lifetime films based on Patricia Cornwell novellas. She will play Monique Lamont, a Boston District attorney in the film.

  • Film Adaption of Mr. Popper's Penguins Being Planned (2010-04-05): Variety reports that Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller are in talks discussing the possibility of adapting Mr.