The second chapter of Agatha Christie's mystery series has a new member in the club. Her name is Ms. Letitia Wright, who was in Black Mirror, Guava Island and of course her breakout film Black Panther. She will also make an appearance in the upcoming film Avengers: Endgame and previously was in Avengers: Infinity War. She will play a lead suspect in death on the Nile.
The novel was published in 1937 and was about detective Poirot who was on his vacation in Egypt, but soon a heiress was murdered and he jumped on the case to solve who did it. Mr. Kenneth Branagh will play detective Poirot and direct the project. Mr. Tom Batemen will appear once again as Bouc. The club of suspects already cast in the film are Ms. Gal Gadot, Mr. Armie Hammer, and Ms. Jodie Comer. The movie is scheduled to be release on October 2, 2020. That gives you plenty of time to read the novel or check out the 1978 film adaptation that starred Dame Maggie Smith, Ms. Angela Lansbury, Ms. Bette Davis, and Mr. David Niven.
source material: The Hollywood Reporter.com
The 2004 novel, written by Mr. Frank Schatzing, will be made into a feature film. Directing the environmental drama will be Mr. Alan Taylor. He is known for TV series such as Boardwalk Empire, Deadwood, and Lost. The films he had worked on are Terminator Genisys and Thor: The Dark World.
The novel has since been translated to English and twenty-five other languages. The story is about a team of scientists and military personnel who found a new species below earth's sea. These species, however, have been suffering and now ready to fight back.
The executive producer of this project will be Mr. Frank Doelger, known for working on Game of Thrones.
source material: variety.com
I did a blog interview with the author of The Silence, Mr. Tim Lennon, about the novel and its film adaptation. You can check it out now: http://novelpro.weebly.com/latest-news/interview-with-mr-tim-lebbon-author-of-the-silence
Netflix has picked up the drama series titled Green Door. It was written by Taiwanese author Joseph Chen and it's about a psychologist who went to Taiwan from the United State to start his own practice. From there unusual events and individuals starts to bring up the main character's foggy past.
The drama series began in February and was aired in Taiwan television on Saturdays. It was directed by Lingo Hsieh who is known for the movie The Bride. Jam Hsiao, Ying-Hsuan Hsieh, Wei-Hua Lan, and Haden Kuo form the casts in the series. This move on Netflix's part is a way to diversity their content.
source material: variety.com
Books that Mr. Obama read this year that appeared on earlier lists:
1. Becoming by Michelle Obama (obviously my favorite!)
2. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
3. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4. The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne
5. Educated by Tara Westover
6. Factfulness by Hans Rosling
7. Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging by Alex Wagner
8. A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
9. A House for Mr Biswas by V.S. Naipaul
10. How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
11. In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu
12. Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
13. The New Geography of Jobs by Enrico Moretti
14. The Return by Hisham Matar
15. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
16. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
17. Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen
18. The World As It Is by Ben Rhodes
Here are his other favorite books of 2018:
19. American Prison by Shane Bauer
20. Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault
21. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday
22. Feel Free by Zadie Smith
23. Florida by Lauren Groff
24. Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight
25. Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar
26. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
27. Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence by Max Tegmark
28. There There by Tommy Orange
29. Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Mr. Obama's favorite book-based movies for 2018:
4. If Beale Street Could Talk
5. Leave No Trace
Here are his other favorite movies of 2018:
6. Black Panther
8. The Death of Stalin
9. Eighth Grade
10. Minding the Gap
11. The Rider
14. Support the Girls
15. Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Source Material: variety.com
The novel, city of ghosts, is going to have a television adaptation.The paranormal-fantasy novel is about a college grad named Cassidy who went to Scotland to study paranormal psychology. Soon she meets someone who made her see that her connection to the afterlife may be more powerful than she thinks.
The one-hour drama series would be on The CW network. Other novels that are being made by the network are Lifeboat Clique, The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. The series will be produced by Ms. Karen Wyscarver and Sandord Golden.
Source Material: Variety.com
A Swedish book series, written by the late Henning Mankell, is being adapted by Netflix. The Netflix series will star Kurt Wallander, a Swedish detective who made an appearance in 12 novels.
The book series has already been adapted to film and television series. The films starred Mr. Rolf Lassgard as the detective while the Swedish series, titled Wallander, starred Mr. Krister Henriksson. There was a British TV series as well that starred Mr. Kenneth Branagh.
The book series has been translated to over forty languages and has sold over thirty million copies.
Below is the Swedish trailer to the TV series's box set:
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