Source material: Cnn.com
Mr. Albert Uderzo, a french comic book artist and scriptwriter, has passed away. He died in Neuilly, France from a heart attack and not from coronavirus. It has been reported that he died while sleeping. He is famously known for creating the Asterix series and he also wrote along with Herge. His works has a niche market in the United States but he is well-known in Australia and Europe. More than 380 million copies of his Asterix books has been sold worldwide. He died at the age of 92.
Source material: Cnn.com
Three-time NBA champion, LeBron James, will make his debut as a children author. I Promise, his debut picture book, will be release on August 2020 while his middle-grade novel will be release in 2021. Nina Mata will illustrate the picture book.
Here is his statement about the publication:
“Books have the ability to teach, inspire, and bring people together,” said James in a statement. That’s why these books, and the opportunity to get children and parents reading together, mean so much to me. Most importantly, we wanted to make sure these stories are ones that every single kid can see themselves in. I PROMISE is powerful in that way and I can’t wait for people to read it.”
Source Material: ew.com
With his own publishing company, Colin Kaepernick will be releasing a memoir this year.
From his website, “… reading is a liberator of the mind and will give us the thoughts and ideas to free our bodies. By elevating a new generation of writers and creators, we seek to inspire all generations of readers and listeners through the development and publication of meaningful works of all genres with the focus of amplifying diverse views and voices,”
Here is the actual tweet he posted on twitter:
With the success that is book-based movie Invisible Man, Jason Blum want to tackle another book and make it into a film. This time he has his eyes set on Frankenstein. The classic novel (titled Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus) was written by Mary Shelley who wrote it at the mere age of eighteen.
Here is the statement from Jason Blum:
“I’d love to do Frankenstein.” Blum said. “I’ve tasked our filmmakers with trying to figure out just straight Frankenstein. Again, I don’t know if someone else is doing it, I don’t know anything about it, but I would love to try and I’m waiting for the great idea. The Invisible Man, I agree, the best ideas feel like, ‘My gosh, it’s so obvious, why didn’t that happen before?’ If we could come up with something as good for Frankenstein, I’d love to try that.”
Source material: collider.com
Taika Waititi, Oscar winner and director, has made a deal with Netflix to direct Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He is also directing another untitled series based on one of Roald Dahl’s characters. Netflix stated that the collaboration with Roald Dahl Story Company is the start of an ongoing partnership. The company also stated that they would certain to maintain the spirit of the novel while building out the world and characters far beyond the pages of the Dahl book.
Here is a statement from Roald Dahl Story Company’s commercial and entertainment Director:
“There is something undeniably Wonka-esque about Taika’s creative flair and inimitable sense of humour and we cannot think of anyone more perfectly suited to leading the creative charge on these first of their kind, feature quality Netflix shows.”
Source material: theguardian.com
Both sisters, Dakota and Elle Fanning, are going to star in the film adaptation to Kristin Hannah's bestselling novel titled The Nightingale. The official release date will be December 25 of this year, just in time for Christmas. The movie's competitions would be News of the World starring Tom Hanks and The Tomorrow War starring Chris Pratt and Betty Gilpin.
The movie will be directed by Dana Stevens. Elizabeth Cantillon will produce the project.
As for the novel, it has been published in forty-five languages and has sold more than three millions copies in the United States. It spend 114 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers List. The Wall Street Journal, Goodreads, and Buzzfeed has crowned the novel "The Best Book of 2015."
If you are interested in reading it, you can get a copy of the novel by clicking the link.
Source material: The Wrap
The director that made Five Feet Apart is now directing and producing a book-based film titled Hold Back the Stars. Hold Back the Stars is a YA novel that was written by Katie Khan. Christy Hall will adapted the novel to a screenplay. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen will also produce the project along with Justin Baldoni.
Similar Topic: Lionsgate seizes the rights to Judy Blume's Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret
From Deadline.com, here's what Justin Baldoni had to say about the news: “I’m thrilled to be working with my friends at Lionsgate and 21 Laps on this unique and exceptional story. As a firm believer that love has the power to unify and conquer all, I deeply connected with Hall’s unique take on the ‘star-crossed lovers’ story. With its thrilling action, deep-rooted romance, and powerful message, I couldn’t be more excited to bring this story to life.”
Source material: deadline.com
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