Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sneak Peeks

The latter part of 2010 as well as 2011 and 2012 looks to be very interesting cinematically as many beloved books get ready to hit the silver screen. Here is a look at some of the stories set to be brought to life in the coming months:

Never Let Me Go (2010): Based on Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel, this film is set to be released later this year and stars Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice), Carey Mulligan (An Education), and Sally Hawkins (Persuasion). I'm hoping to read this book in the fall. See the trailer here.

Jane Eyre (2011): A brand new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic is set to hit the screens early next year. It stars Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Michael Fassbender (Inglorious B*sterds), Judi Dench (Cranford), and Imogen Poots (Miss Austen Regrets). I'm still not sure why we feel the need to re-create this story only 4 years after the beautiful TV version, but I'll take it anyway.

The Three Musketeers (2011): I am soooooo excited about this. There hasn't been an adaptation of this story since the 1993 abomination, and this deserves a great re-telling. Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House, Northanger Abbey) will be doing the screenplay and it is set to star Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Orlando Bloom (Lord of the Rings), and Matthew MacFadyen (Pride and Prejudice, Little Dorrit). Ahh, Matthew MacFadyen as Athos....dreams do come true!

The Hobbit (2012 & 2013): There is still much uncertainty surrounding this prequel to The Lord of the Rings, but in recent news it has kind of been announced that Peter Jackson will be taking the directing aspects back over. Hope that they can work things out so that we can go back to Middle-earth ASAP!

Do you know of any movies based on great books that are coming out soon? If you do, please provide us with the details. See you at the theater!

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