If you want to try something new and interesting then I would strongly suggest reading and watching The Devotion of Suspect X. I stumbled upon the book at a dollar store and I'm very glad that I found it. More excitedly I saw on Wikipedia that it has been made into a feature film. There are already more than one film adaptation of this book. The only film version I watch is the Japanese version (which is titled Suspect X), but if you want to check out the other adaptations i really think you should (That's why I have two trailers on this post).The South Korean version is called Perfect Number. Click this link to watch that trailer: youtu.be/x_ewHZu7JNs
The one I watched isn't dubbed as I understood what the characters were saying with English subtitle (and trust me it was well worth it). Don't let subtitle scare you away from watching an incredible movie. The trailers might be a bit off-putting, but trust me this story and characters would make your eyes glue to the situation right to the very end. Again, please don't be scare off by movies with subtitles, because you'll truly miss out on an excellent mystery/suspense/drama-filled movie. The mystery-crime novel has received awards and nominations both in the U.S. and Japan.
First off Congrats to IT for being numero uno at the box office. On opening day it made $13.5 million, beating Dead pool to be the largest earning rated R movie so far. Dead pool made $12. 7 million. For the overall first weekend, the movie made quite the moola with $179.2 million this past weekend.This makes the movie the largest opening ever for a horror movie. The largest opening weekend ever for New Line. IT only cost about $35 million to make and it seems the audience gave it a rave review. Internationally, it made the biggest opening earner for a horror film. So it's safe to say that there will be a sequel after such an outstanding result. Proving all the more that Hollywood would find favor,i believe, in looking into novels, novella, fiction or even non-fiction, and short stories for their next success.
Speaking of short stories, news has just broke out that Stephen King's short story titled Suffer the Little Children would be made into a feature film. Sean carter of Keep Watching is set to write and direct the film. The producer would be Craig Flores, Sriram Das and Nicolas Chartier. This is excellent news as short stories, i feel, do make an excellent film. Can't wait to hear more news from this project. I hope Studio would feel the need to take notice of short stories (funnily enough i released a short story of mine titled THE BOX IN THE SPARE ROOM at amazon on September 9 ) Short stories, perhaps self-published ones, could be made into a feature film and I regret it it will be successful. Someone took a chance on the self-published novel THE MARTIAN and look at how that turned out: A massive success (speaking of THE MARTIAN, i will post my interview with the author ANDY WEIR about his latest novel ARTEMIS on November 14, 2017, make sure you check it out.). Back to the topic: Someone took a chance on self-published novel THE MARTIAN and it became a huge success. Why not take a chance on a self-published short story????? I wonder what the result would be on that one. Time will tell (hopefully really soon). As always thanks for stopping by to read this. Take care and have a blessed day.
Everyone, please keep your thoughts and prayers to those that suffered from Hurricane Harvey (trust me even though the news has moved on to other things, people are still struggling from Hurricane Harvey) and those who are dealing with Hurricane Irma. I hope to God that they would be able to piece their lives together and as a result gain something greater than what the hurricane destroyed.
A twitter pal of mine, J.D. Barker( twitter.com/jdbarker), just send me an email about his story (co-author with Dace Stoker) being made into a feature film. You can read the press release below:
Paramount Pictures has acquired screen rights to Dracul, the first prequel authorized by the estate of Bram Stoker. The film will be developed as potential directing vehicle down the line for Andy Muschietti, teamed with It producers Barbara Muschietti and Roy Lee.
Written by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker, the tale is set in 1868, where a 21-year old Bram Stoker meets with an ungodly evil, which he traps in an ancient tower all the while scribbling the events that led him there. The monster origin tale just went to Putnam’s Mark Tavani in a 5-house auction brokered by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency. The UK rights for Dracul were bought by Simon Taylor of Transworld and to Michel Lafon France in a pre-empt.
The film deal was brokered by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company Inc. and attorney Wayne Alexander. Paramount executive, Vanessa Joyce brought in the project and will oversee the development with Miri Yoon of Vertigo Entertainment.
"I can't imagine a better team to tell this story."
- J.D. Barker
All I can say is I hope things goes well and the adaptation would be a great success. I can't wait to hear more news about Draul. All the best to everyone involve with the project
Read the excerpt to American Assassin here: www.goodreads.com/book/show/7959473-american-assassin
I hope you enjoy the trailer. Definitely check out the book when you can and then go see the movie if you are interested or want to try something different.
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