You can read the terrifying short story of Antler( titled The Quiet Boy) by clicking the link.
News #1: H.P. Lovecraft's short story titled The Color Out of Space will be screen at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Mr. Richard Stanley adapted the film adaptation while Mr. Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson starred in it.
News #2: Author Ms. Jennifer Bosari's YA Fantasy novel, Bloodleaf, will be adapted into a television series. Cavalry Media got the rights to the book. At the moment the studio is looking for a screenwriter.
Here is the goodreads' synopsis of Bloodleaf:
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?
News #3: As for the film adaptation of The Woman in the Window, Disney announced that the new release date for that feature will be release on May 15, 2020 instead of October 14, 2019.
Source Material: bloody-disgusting.com
Source Material: TheWashingtonPost.com
Mr. Jordan Peele ( Get out, US) will produce the reboot of Candyman under his production company Monkeypaw Productions. Little Known Fact: the original Candy Man movie was adapted from a short story titled "The Forbidden" written by Mr. Clive Barker(the short story is in the Books of Blood novel).
Universal Picture will distribute it while Ms. Nia DaCosta( Little Woods) is directing the gothic horror. So far, Mr. Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Mr. Nathan Stewart-Jarret ( Four Weddings and a Funeral, Misfits) recently joined the cast. Ms. Teyonah Parris(Point Blank, If Beale Street Could Talk) and Mr. Yahya Abul-Mateen II (Aquaman, US) are also in the reboot.
The film will be release in June 12th, 2020 and the plan is to film the movie solely in Chicago.
Source Material: Deadline.com
Ms. Reese Witherspoon snags the lead to the film adaptation of Mr. Thomas Pierce short story titled Tardy Man. She is also producing the feature along with Mr. Simon Kinberg. The author himself will write the script. Tardy Man was in 2018's publication of The New Yorker. Another short story by Mr. Thomas Pierce, titled Chairman Spaceman, has been optioned by Fox Searchlight with Mr. Kinberg also producing that project.
The movie will be called Pyros rather than the short story title Tardy Man.
Here is the synopsis from Deadline.com:
Tardy Man deals with a group of augmented people who are fitted with indestructible fire suits that are fused to their spines. They work for a corporation that recovers objects for wealthy people when their houses are burning. It is strictly forbidden for them to veer from their salvage missions, even when other humans are in danger. The protagonist decides to make an exception to this rule and that is the jumping off point.
Click and read a sneak peek of Tardy Man now!
Source Material: Deadline.com
The short story titled Rest Stop, written by Mr. Stephen King, will be adapted into film. Legendary Entertainment has hired Mr. Alex Ross Perry to direct the project. He is also writing the screenplay. The story is a cat and mouse thriller about two women who had a rather unfortunate encounter at a rest stop on their journey. Mr. Craig Flores is producing it (Bread & Circuses banner) along with Alex Garcia and Ali Mendes (Legendary).
The short story was published in the 2003's Esquire magazine before it was published in the 2008 collection titled Just After Sunset.
Just pleased to hear more short stories are being adapted into feature film. Short stories do make excellent films and are probably easier to translate into screenplay. I can't wait for my short stories to get the same treatment. Just hoping to God it would come to fruition.
source material: variety.com
Director Mr. Noah Hawley will be directing the film adaptation to Mr. Matthew Baker's short story titled "To be read backwards". Fox studio is developing the project.
To be read backwards is about a man's life starting when he dies. It's also about self-discovery, humanity, and the mystery of the world.
To be read backwards is the author's fourth short story to be made into a feature film. Mr. Matthew Baker's first short story, Transition, is being turned into a film by Amazon. His second short story, The Appearance, is being made with Makeready while The Picture Company produces that feature. Last, Netflix is making a film adaptation to his story titled Life Sentence.
Source material: hollywoodreporter.com
The rights to the short story by Ms. Oritte Bendory has been bought by Amblin Partners. Ms. Sarah Inwards will write the screenplay.
The sci-fi thriller will be female-driven and it's about an examination of women's issues in an AI future. Not much has been released yet as most of the details are currently kept under wraps.
Excellent news to announce today. A short story is getting noticed by Hollywood today. The late Ursula K. Le Guin's Sci-Fi novelette is being made into a film. Grammy-winner and Oscar-winner Common and Actor Jonny Lee Miller will star in the film-adaptation.
Here is the theme of the short story Nine Lives from wikipedia.com:
The overarching theme in "Nine Lives" is the concept of the self. Some critics believe that "Nine Lives" also explores the theme of using "technology to illustrate ethical and sociological dilemmas," in addition to examining ideas of humanity and consciousness through the themes of cloning, exploration, paranoia, and disaster.Other critics regard "Nine Lives" as being more "straight" Science Fiction, that doesn't challenge ideas of perspective or weave in messages.
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Director of Crazy Heart and Black Mass, Mr. Scott Copper, will be directing the film adaptation of the short story The Quiet Boy. The film will be called Antlers, which differ from the book's title. The author, Mr. Nick Antosca, will co-write the screenplay along with Mr. Henry Chaisson. Mr. Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer, and J. Miles Dale will produce this Fox Searchlight Pictures's project.
Premise from wikipedia:
A small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.
Keri Russell will play the teacher while Jesse Plemons will play her brother. Jeremy T. Thomas is playing the student.
So, I hope you keep this film in your radar as well as Nick Antosca's short story. I'm glad to hear more short stories and novellas are being made to movies. Hopefully, in the near future, I'll announce that my novellas/short stories are being optioned:) One can hope and pray until it comes to fruition. Take care and thanks for stopping by again.
Update: You can read the entire short story of The Quiet Boy by clicking the title itself. You can enjoy that little read while eagerly awaiting for the film adaptation.
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