inkpop Fundamentals: October 28, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on October 28, 2010
★ L.J. Smith’s ‘Secret Circle’ series to be adapted for the small screen Author L.J. Smith was a star before her bestselling book series The Vampire Diaries was adapted into a hit TV show; but the translation from book-to-television truly put her on the map – not to mention boosted ratings for The CW. So it should come as no surprise that the network would be eager to work with her again – this time in the form of bringing her Secret Circle series to the small screen. The trilogy, which centers around a 16-year-old named Cassie whom moves from California to New England only to learn that she is a witch – as are her fellow classmates – is only in the pilot script stage right now; but creators are hopeful that it will get picked up for the roster come Spring. New York magazine.
★ Michelle Trachtenberg to play crime-solver on TV During her twenty-something years, actress Michelle Trachtenberg has taken on a slew of memorable roles – from the title character in the film adaptation of Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy to Buffy’s younger sister Dawn on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and, most recently, as the out of control Georgina Sparks on Gossip Girl. Now she’s taking on a different role; that of a criminology student with a dark past who has a gift for profiling. The clincher? Trachtenberg wrote the script! The CW has already issued a script deal for the project, which Trachtenberg will star in. Already named as executive producers are Josh Schwartz (of Gossip Girl and The OC fame) and Stephanie Savage. Hollywood Crush.
★ Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ being adapted into 3-D film form! Dr. Seuss may have passed away in 1991; but his memory lives on in the fantastical books he penned for young readers, as well as the many adaptations of them to the big and small screen – the most recent being The Lorax. Though The Lorax, which follows the story of an orange environmentalist, was originally adapted in an animated version back in 1972; the new version will be shot in 3-D, and feature the voices of Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Betty White, Ed Helms, and Rod Riggle. Though nothing is official yet; it is believed that the film will hit theaters in 2012. MediaBistro.
Over to you…are you excited to see another one of L.J. Smith’s book series brought to the small screen – why or why not? What do you think of Michelle Trachtenberg’s foray into screenwriting? Are you excited to see her new show? What is your favorite Dr. Seuss adaptation? Are you excited to see The Lorax in 3-D?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)