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inkpop Fundamentals: January 26, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on January 26, 2011

‘Red Riding Hood’…from movie to book? The evolution from book to movie or TV adaptation happens nearly everyday in Hollywood; but for Catherine Hardwicke’s latest film Red Riding Hood, the tables are being turned, spawning a book based upon the movie as opposed to vice versa. In an effort to, possibly, transform Red Riding Hood into a franchise, Little Brown Books for Young Readers has published Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright – a book based upon the movie (not to be confused with a movie novelization) which will hit theaters in March of 2011. According to Little Brown, “Debut author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright has crafted a lyrical thriller, adapting the movie’s story into a stunning stand-alone work that will have readers eagerly anticipating the film’s opening. Blakley-Cartwright wrote ‘Red Riding Hood’ from a unique and coveted vantage point — she was on set every day with Hardwicke weaving in details from the world created for the film.” MediaBistro.

Author Neil Gaiman gets animated! Gaiman has worn many hats during his literary career – creating and writing the award-winning Sandman comic books which have gained recognition all over the world; in addition to penning the award-winning and bestselling Coraline (which was adapted into a movie of the same title). Now, Gaiman is going where few authors have gone before…Springfield via an upcoming stint on The Simpsons. Though there is no word yet on when Gaiman’s episode will air, it has been confirmed that he has already recorded his dialogue for an episode entitled The Book Job, wherein he will play himself. The Guardian.

Summit Entertainment eyeing Stephen Chbosky’s ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Though Harry Potter’s Emma Watson and Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’s Logan Lerman have been named as stars in the big screen adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower for quite some time now; due to the fact that no studio financier has been on board the project, it has been unable to move into the production stages – until now. “… according to Vulture, Summit is in talks to pick up the film and start shooting in June.” And, as previously reported right here on inkpop, Stephen Chbosky will still be directing. MTV.

Over to you…what do you think of basing a book upon a movie – yay or nay? Will you be reading Sarah Blakley-Cartwright’s Red Riding Hood, seeing the movie, or both – why or why not? What are your thoughts regarding author’s guest starring on cartoons? Do you think that these appearances have the potential to boost book sales and increase literacy – why or why not? Do you hope to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower make it to the big screen – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

One Response to “inkpop Fundamentals: January 26, 2011”

  1. Lithiawood said

    1. That is interesting; I’ve never heard about movie-to-book books, except for those lame tie-in versions. Maybe this’ll start a trend?

    2. LURVE HIM! The Simpsons jumped the shark years ago, but maybe Gaiman will actual bring something to the episode. Maybe.

    3. Oh, I didn’t know they were making a movie from that! And with Emma Watson? Score! 🙂 I really hope it gets made!

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