A YouTube book reviewer was nice enough to take her time to give an honest review of The Box in the Spare Room. It's seems like the story is a hit! God-willing it gets to be a film/television program someday. I really enjoyed writing it and I hope you check it out when you can. Take care and keep enjoying your new year. Keep focusing on your new year's resolution.
Disney studio is retelling E.T.A Hoffman's short story. The movie, coming out on November 2, 2018, will be retitled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Lasse Hastrom is directing the feature while Keira Knightley (Sugar Plum), Morgan Freeman (godfather Drosselmeyer), Helen Mirren (Mother Ginger), Jayden Fowara-Knight (Phillip), Misty Copeland (the ballerina), and Mackenzie Foy as the lead character Clara.
The 1816 short story is titled The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and it has been adapted numerous times. Here is Wikipedia's brief summary of the original tale and its first adaptation:
A young Marie Stahlbaum's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. In 1892, the Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov turned Alexandre Dumas père's adaptation of the story into the ballet The Nutcracker.
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 short story by Neil Gailman is being made into a movie. Short stories make interesting movies as you can see from the trailer. I hope to see more (perhaps self-published) short stories being made into movies after all 1408 by Stephen King, The Birds by Daphne du Maurier, The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Minority Report by Philip K. Dick, The Mist by Stephen King, Rust and Bone by Craig Davidson, Shop Girl by Steve Martin and many more were made into great, successful film. So take a look into one of Neil Gailman's unique or rather quaint story idea.
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