Let’s talk about movies…

Books to screen and the Read It 1st project

Hank Green, co-founder of Nerfighteria, has started a website called Read It 1st, a project designed to encourage people to read books before they see movies adapted from books.  You can make a pledge and sign up to receive a free e-newsletter about movies being released that are based on books.  The first two newsletters have already come out, and I’ve really enjoyed them!  I highly recommend this site.

And while we’re on the subject, here are some books that are going to make it or have recently made it to the big screen:

The Hunger Games official trailer

Awesome, isn’t it?!  Comes out March 23, 2012.

In the meantime, you can create your own official Panem ID badge and participate in the District mayoral elections.  The Story Siren is running for mayor of District 9.  Check it out!

Two Snow White movies in 2012

This confuses me.  I’d heard rumors that Emma Watson was going to be starring in an upcoming Snow White movie, but apparently that’s bogus.  Now there’s not one, but two Snow white movies coming out in 2012, neither one starring Watson.  Weird and slightly disappointing.  Anyway, here’s the scoop on the two movies:

Mirror Mirror, a happy, funny, cute Snow White story starring Julia Roberts

Snow White and the Huntsman, a dark, creepy Snow White story starring Kristin Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, and Charlize Theron

A Doctor Who movie?

There’s been talk about the possibility of a Doctor Who movie, but don’t get overly excited yet, Whovians.  There’s not even a script yet, let alone a cast or crew.  However, Harry Potter director David Yates has been giving the project some serious thought.  He wants the movie to be a complete reboot of Doctor Who, totally separate from the TV series, and he wants to spend several years getting it right.  Who knows (no pun intended) if this will actually happen, but wouldn’t it be cool?!

About Lesley

I love big dogs, ravioli, and all things nerdy. Books are my crack.
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