I finally have the animated feature of House Trap (well, the prologue of House Trap). First off, I would like to thank Banter Hawks Production for doing such a great job at animating my characters. It was money well spent. I hope everyone enjoys it and check out the story to see what happens next, of course. Pray-fully (with finger-cross) this could lead to bigger things. I really hope a full-feature (live-feature at that) of House Trap would be made sometime in the future. The Martian (directed by Ridley Scott) has clearly shown that a self-published story (written by Andy Weir) could become a successful movie. I truly believe that House Trap would be the equivalent to The Martian. House Trap might even be more successful than The Martian since it would be less expensive to make. Thriller/horror movies, in general, tends to have lower budget than sci-fi movies. I hope someone in the film industry would take interest in House Trap and produce it. Watching this prologue clearly shows how captivating the novella would be as a movie. And trust me when I say there's a slight twist at the end of House Trap, you won't see it coming. It explains everything in regard to the prologue. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to watch it. I hope the next time I post a feature on House Trap it would be a film's teaser trailer. Yeah,You got to think big, dream big, and believe big right? Have a great day everyone:)
Well Summer is here!! so here are movies available that are based on books.
The Great Gatsby- follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (out, but limited release) — This story of a Pakistani Wall Streeter is based on the novel by Mohsin Hamid. The film stars Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Hudson, and Liev Shrieber.
Much Ado About Nothing (June 7) — I hesitate to include this — it’s a black-and-white modern-day adaptation of the Shakespeare play helmed by Joss Whedon, of The Avengers fame. Huh?
Tiger Eyes (June 7) —Lawrence Blume adapted his mother Judy’s 1981 novel about a teen coping with her father’s death in a car accident.
World War Z (June 21) — Perhaps, other than Gatsby, the most-anticipated bookish film of the summer. Brad Pitt stars in this $170 million zombie thriller, based on the super-popular novel by Max Brooks.
Copperhead (June 28) — For you Civil War buffs, this story of how the war destroyed a family is based on the novel by the late 19th century novelist Harold Frederic (also penned The Damnation of Theron Ware)). The movie is directed by the same director, Ronald Maxwell, who brought Jeff Shaara’s novel Gods and Generals to the screen.
R.I.P.D. (July 19) — Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges star in this film based on the graphic novel by Peter Lenkov. Entertainment Weekly describes the plot as like a “lost dream sequence from the stoner classic The Big Lebowski.”
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (Aug. 7) — The second movie based on Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” young adult fantasy novels, the movie stars Logan Lerman as Percy. Stanley Tucci also makes an appearance as Dionysus.
Austenland (Aug. 16) — About a group of women at a Jane Austen fan camp, the movie, based on the novel by Shannon Hale, stars Keri Russell. Stephenie Meyer, oddly enough, is a producer on the film. What?
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Aug 23.) —Movies based on young adult fantasy series are certainly hot this year (Remember, Catching Fire is out Nov. 22). This movie is based on the first book of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. Protagonist Clary Fray is played by British actress Lily Collins
So check them out (especially Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters!!!!!!) before or after you read the book. You guys have fun reading and watching the movie. Don't forget to check out my novels as well, read the excerpts first and tell others that might like my stories as well. Remember to spend your summer wisely as well as blissfully.
It's coming soon and the excitement keeps building up. Advance tickets are through the roof, the review are very good so far and now, on friday, it's up to us, viewers, to decide whether it lives up to the book or not. (I know some, if not most, would already say the book is better than the movie, however i'm not one of those people. I love to see the movie first before i make that judgment: Ex. I love the 3rd Harry Potter Movie(POA) even if it didn't follow the book but i digress). I think the movie would be a success whether it's well-made or not. The sequel is already a go (that shows how confident they are with the first one. Those are good signs). I will definitely check it out and might post my review on what i thought of the movie. Like i've stated in my early postings i love movies that are based on books. I like to see the movie sometime first or read the book first before i see the movie. In this case i've already read the book first (All three of them). It wasn't like that with the Harry Potter Series. I read the first book in the midst of the mayhem about the movie opening. i finally watched that movie on DVD and thought that they did a great job capturing the book. I believe this movie would do the same ( and it's a comfort relief to know that the author was also the co-screenwriter of the movie.) So i hope every book reader is supporting this movie. Have a great time experiencing the process in movie-form. And while you're at it grab someone that haven't read the books so that when he or she sees this movie he or she would be interested in reading the books( perhaps it might be their first leisure read in a long time and what better way to start reading than to read about a future period where kids kill each other for a reality show:) Anyhoo I have post two youtube clip for you to check out. First is a review from IGN of the movie and second is teen react to Hunger Games. As always thanks for reading my posting and share my thoughts with others that might like to read it. don't be shy to like or tweet too:) Bye for now.
P.S. I have a good and bad news to post on my blog in the near future. I hope you'll be there to read it.
Hi guys well the wait is finally over:) and i'm thrilled to reveal to you all both the title of the house Trap sequel and the book cover. I already stated from my early posting detail about the sequel and how it differ from the first one.( click this link if you haven't read it yet: http://novelpro.weebly.com/4/post/2012/01/progress-of-the-sequel-to-house-trap.html) I don't have the exact date yet of the release date but it would most likely be early this year. I hope those that read House Trap and enjoyed it are sharing the stories with other people that might like such a thrilling tale. And those that have read the first one, please reread it before you jump into the sequel. From my twitter account, at the image section, i had my dream cast of House Trap, if it was made into a movie. I hope you checked it out and email me what you think of those cast or maybe tell me your suggestion to who you think would play rachel, Kristen, Scott, Alicia etc. It was fun showcasting my thoughts on who should play who. My dream would be for James Wan and Leigh Whannell to be the one to adapt House Trap movie. The novella has blockbuster movie written all over it( just like the short sotry Ghost Walker by Lan McKenzie Jeffers which was the movie called The Grey starring Liam Neeson). I might be posting a cast for the House Trap Sequel just for fun. I have a couple of actors who would be great for the sequel. Anyways the title of the sequel is....which is long overdue might i add is...Fiery Trap. And for the first time ever i will post a theme song for a novel of mine. The song that fits the theme of Fiery Trap is the latest song by Adele called Set the fire to the rain. The song capture the emotion and turmoil that Rachel went through in the novel. The song also hint an event that happened in the novel as well. I will post the book cover and the song below. I hope you are as excited as i am about the sequel and i can't wait for you all to read it. It's really is a great sequel. I hope you keep checking my blog for further detail, ciao for now:)
I mainly watch movies that are based on books because i might read the book afterward or i might read the book first to have the viewing experience afterward. So this december there are a few movies based on book coming out. Don't know which one to watch first but they all seem interesting in their own way.
So far i haven't written much since it's the holiday season. I haven't done much christmas shopping either( i'm way behind) i need to get busy on that. I haven't seen any movie in december yet but i will definitley check out one or more of these movies. Below the title of the movies are the book cover in which they are based on. Check them out( both at the theaters
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2. The Adventure of Tintin (a comic book is still a book, okay:)
3. War Horse
4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
5. Norwegian wood
6. We need to talk about kevin
7. We brought a zoo ( a memoir, based on a true story)
Coming out November 23, 2011 is the film based on historical-fiction book by Brian Selznick. As I stated from my previous posting that i love to watch movies based on book. So hope you enjoy the trailer. I don't know how i feel about them deciding to shorten the title. I kind-of understand why it was shortened it because saying the title seems like a mouth full but it seem to separate itself from the book. It doens't seem like the movie is acknowledging the book appearance-wise but hopefully the movie stays faithful to the text.
Here is the synosis from wikipedia of the book (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invention_of_Hugo_Cabret)
The book’s primary inspiration is the true story of turn-of-the-century pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès, his surviving films, and his collection of mechanical, wind-up figures called automata. Selznick decided to add automatons to the storyline after reading Edison's Eve by Gaby Wood, which tells the story of Edison's attempt to create a talking wind up doll. Méliès actually had a set of automata, which were either sold or lost. At the end of his life Méliès was broke, even as films were screening widely in the US. He did work in a toy booth in a Paris railway station, hence the setting. Selznick drew Méliès's real door in the book. It is reported that Méliès did sell some of his films to a company where they were ultimately used to make heels for shoes.
I've seen alot of review from goodreads and the book seemed to be good to most of the reviewers.
There have been some news that "The Giver" a book by Lois Lowry might be coming to the big screen. I'm really excited about this. I loved this book and marveled at why it haven't been made into a movie yet. This book could be made into an oscar feature if it's done right. It seems like Jeff Bridge, the oscar winner for Best Actor in Crazy Heart, would be involved with it. Perhaps he might take the role as the giver. There have been news in the past that David Yates was supposed to direct it and even earlier news that the movie might be made. I hope this news is the real deal, that things will actually happen for this movie to be on the big screen. Now that the giver is on its way to be made the next book to follow should be Bud, not Buddy by Mr. Christopher Curtis. I hope it wouldn't take years for this to occur.
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