Thursday, April 12, 2012

Quick-Fire Linky-Dinkage: Books Into TV And Movies News And J.K. Rowling's New Book News

*Let's get to the biggest, most exciting, newsest news of all first:
Information about J.K. Rowling's new non-Harry Potter book has FINALLY been released!!!
We already knew it would be a book for adults but now we've been given the title, a little information on the premise and the release date!
The title will be The Casual Vacancy and it'll be a mystery. Maybe even a murder mystery.  The book is set to be released September 27th! Here's the actual link if you wanna check out all the info. And here's a little snippet to help you fangirl it up even more:

When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.

The above from Little Brown's website.

*Aw Sookie Sookie now! True Blood season 4 is coming to DVD! Relive (or, uh, live for the first time if you're, like me, too broke to afford HBO) all the madness of crazy witch Marnie, puppy dog Eric, rapey ass were-panthers and the ever yumminess of Alcide! Season 4 will be out May 29th.

*The Mortal Instruments movie got a release date. The movie will be in theaters August 23rd, 2013.

*There's been a change in the lineup for the Beautiful Creatures movie. Jack O' Connell, who was previously tapped to play Ethan Wate, is being replaced "due to scheduling conflicts." An actor by the name of Alden Ehrenreich will be taking up the role. 

* The movie rights to Lauren Oliver's book Before I Fall were swooped up a loooooong time ago but this just in: now the project has a director. It's been reported that Gina Prince-Blythwood (who directed The Secret Life Of Bees. Which was a really good movie.) is in negotiations to direct Lauren Oliver's debut novel/debut book into movie.

*Here's our first little looksie at AnnaSophia Robb as Lil' Carrie Bradshaw. What do y'all think? Is she Carrie enough? She does look semi-bag-lady-that's-been-struck-by-lightning. Which is so very Carrie! So this little project just might work. i personally haven't read the series the show is based on (The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell) so i know shit-all about the concept other than it's Carrie before she moved to New York and when she was merely Carrie Bradshaw as opposed to Carrie Bradshaw. So if any of my blogger buddies out there wanna school me on the haps with this series, please do so in the comments section below.
While we're still on The Carrie Diaries subject, two more peeps have been added to the cast. Chloe Bridges will star as Carrie's nemesis, the incredibly stupidly named, Donna Ladonna. While Austin Butler will play the role of Sebastian Kydd, resident hottie and Carrie's crush.  

*And lastly, here's a new trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman. In this one Kristen Stewart actually speaks, which, mercifully, wasn't the case in the last trailer that i posted for this movie. She has a shitty Britty accent. Which is kind of odd since she's (allegedly) dating a Brit. She should be used to accidentally slipping into a British accent simply because she's (allegedly) boning a British dude. You know, like Madonna.
Anyhoo, K Stew aside, the movie also stars a scary ass Charlize Theron as the evil queen and the giant-headed Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman. It'll be at a theater near you starting June 1st.
Based on the trailer, it looks like it could have some potential. The graphics are pretty amazing. Although it does make me wonder, if they can make Charlize disintegrate into a murder of crows couldn't they do something about Kristen Stewart's perma-constipated face? It seems like that would be an easier challenge of the two. :)

That's all the news i've got for you. Now it's your turn to tell me what you think. 
How excited are you for brand spankin' new Rowling? Who do you think should play Sam in Before I Fall? Are you gonna check out The Carrie Diaries or just stick to Sex And The City reruns? Does Chris Hemsworth's abnormally large head befuddle you?
Tell me all about it in the comments section.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

EvilEva's Trailer Park Presents: Books Into Movies Trailer Party

It seems like pretty much every movie coming to a theater near you is one of three things:
a.) a remake.
b.) a boardgame (?!) (Battleship! i mean, REALLY?!?!? WTF!?!?)
c.) a book/series.
Here at Nancy Drew Is My Homegirl, we're committed to that last choice. So here are a few trailers for movies that started out as books.

Stephenie Meyer is coming back to theaters with more of her creepy eye shit! Well not Stephenie Meyer personally but another one of her books is being turned into a movie and it will be coming to theaters with its creepy eye shit. Her non-Twilight related book, The Host is now being made into a movie. It stars Saoirse Ronan and it's supposed to be released March 29th 2013.  

Abraham Lincoln is headed to theaters this summer with his hatred of vampires. Did you guys know that our 16th president totally used to be a vampire slayer? True story. Don't believe me? Just check out the trailer for the movie version of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It actually looks pretty badass. You better watch your back, Cullens. Starting June 22nd. ;)

It's been nearly a decade since the final Lord of the Rings movie came out. This December (the 14th to be exact) Peter Jackson will finally, FINALLY release the long awaited prequel, The Hobbit. Here's the trailer for it:

Ok so The Dark Knight Rises isn't technically based on a book but it is based on a comic book series so that's kinda the same thing. But i'm really just including it because i'm so super psyched to see it. It'll be Christopher Nolan's last time directing the franchise (so good luck to whoever has the balls to pick up the reins after his epic trilogy is over.)  It'll star the usual suspects Christian Bale, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman and it'll  feature newbies Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy. The final chapter in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy will be out in theaters July 20th. 
P.S. Bane looks super cray cray.

The Raven isn't based on a book but a plethora of books. Sorta. It's a murder mystery starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe in which someone is killing people using methods from Poe's own stories. So of course the police need Poe's help in order to figure out whodunit. Although, based on the trailer, i think ive got this thing solved. It was Jigsaw. You can see if i'm right April 27th.  

Here's the "extended" trailer for Breaking Dawn Part 2. And by "extended" i mean 20 more seconds than the last shitty trailer i posted for this movie. The only difference, you ask? Now Bella's a red-eyed Bambi killer. Amazing, right. (<---i really wish i had a sarcasm font.) Breaking Dawn Part 2 is, mercifully, the final movie in the Twilight saga and will be in theaters starting November 16th.

And lastly here's the trailer for Bel Ami which is apparently based on a novel by the same name that was written by someone named Guy de Maupassant. i had never heard of this book before but based on the trailer it's about "a penniless soldier" played by Robert Pattinson "in a world he doesn't know" aka Paris where "his charm will open doors and steal hearts"  and also allow him entrance into the pantaloons of Uma Thurman, Kristen Scott-Thomas and Christina Ricci. So it's basically Robert Pattinson being very un-Edward Cullen-like and sexing it up with ladies young and old in Paris because he's a poor man whore trying to make a buck. So kinda like the Parisian Pretty Woman. Except it's a man. So the Parisian Pretty Man, i guess.
Anyhoo, check out the trailer and then the movie on June 8th if Parisian Pretty Man sounds up your ally.

i hope y'all enjoyed my little trailer park party. Now i wanna know which movies you're dying to see. 

Dish it up in the comments section below and tell me all about it! :)