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inkpop Fundamentals: March 29, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 29, 2011

C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ on its way to theaters! Despite the fact that C.S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew was published as the sixth book in the seven-book Chronicles of Narnia series, Walden Media has announced that it will be the next title to be adapted for the big screen – taking precedence over The Silver Chair, the fourth title in the book series, and the one thought to be hitting theaters next. The Guardian has reported that The Magician’s Nephew – labeled as a prequel story – is the second most popular title in the entire series, making it a more welcome choice for Walden, and fans alike. “The move would mean a return for [Jadis] the White Witch, played by Tilda Swinton in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’, since Lewis’s later novel explains how she came to settle in Narnia. Even though her character was destroyed in the first film, ‘The Magician’s Nephew’ goes back to a time before the first film and tells the story of how the White Witch originally came to Narnia. It is expected that Tilda Swinton will reprise the role.” MediaBistro.

Young, self-published author snags four-book deal with St. Martin’s It wasn’t too long ago that 26-year-old author Amanda Hocking garnered attention and celebrity for her incredibly popular self-published literary efforts; but now, the writer, dubbed a “self-publishing superstar,” can officially say that she has a publisher behind her. Hocking recently signed a four-book deal with publisher St. Martin’s Press for a series she has titled Watersong. No word yet on when the first installment will hit bookstores. Galleycat.

Christopher Paolini’s ‘Inheritance’ series coming to an end Author Christopher Paolini wowed the literary world when the then-seventeen-year-old self-published the first title in his Inheritance fantasy series – Eragon – only to have it picked up by publishing company Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, and land him on the New York Times Bestseller’s List. Now, less than ten-years later, an Eragon movie adaptation, and two sequels to the bestselling series – Eldest and Brisingr – under his belt; the now-twenty-seven-year-old Paolini is releasing the fourth and final installment in the quartet – Inheritance. The book is slated to hit stores on November 8, 2011. “According to Paolini, ‘Inheritance’ will provide answers to questions from fans worldwide and, ‘All will be revealed!’” Cynopsis.

Over to you…are you excited to see The Magician’s Nephew hit the big screen? Out of all of The Chronicles of Narnia titles, which one is your favorite and why? Will you be reading the Watersong series when it hits bookstores? Are you a fan of Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance series? Will you be picking up a copy of Inheritance when it is released in November?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

8 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: March 29, 2011”

  1. Lydia said

    I’m pretty excited about The Magicians Nephew becoming a movie. It was one of my favourite Narnia books. I loved the silver chair too, but, seeing as it’s a bit darker than the others, it would make sense to let the actor that plays Eustace get a little older.

    It’s nice that she has a proper publisher now. She’ll have more time to write if she doesn’t have to focus on marketing as well.

    Thank god he’s done. He should have ended it a book ago, when people still cared. I got tired of the series at the second one, but I figured I’d read the rest of the series to see how it turned out. I no longer have any wish to do so. He took a little too long.

  2. Yael Dahan said

    Yay, another Narnia movie after all! 😀
    Screw the people who keep say this series failed >>

    And ‘Eragon’ disappointed me so badly. I’ve expected for epicness like the movie but it turned to be a big sh*t to me. The film is way better *rolling eyes*.

  3. Lithiawood said

    Yay! Can’t wait to see The Magician’s Nephew on screen! 🙂

    My problem with the books unfortunately is that they’ve come too few and far in between. While I loved the first one, each one after if has required me to re-read the entire series to know what’s going on. But I still think it will be nice to finally sit down and read the entire series straight through. All questions answered? Gosh I sure hope so! 😀

    P.S.:
    Good god. How could anyone even THINK of mentioning the Eragon film like it was a GOOD thing? That…abomination was the WORST book-to-film adaptation I have ever seen. Apart from the fact that it sucked, it literally took the first two chapters and the last two chapters of the book and left the entire (kinda freakin’ important) middle out. -_________________-
    Whoever wrote the screenplay should be banished from Hollywood.

  4. Wildgreenskittle said

    I agree with Lithia about Eragon the movie. It WAS the worst book to movie ever. But I’m SOOOO excited for the fourth and final book!!! ^_^

  5. Eowyn said

    I’m glad they’re making the Magician’s Nephew. It was one of the best of the books.
    So far I’ve like The Voyage of the Dawn Treader best of the movies. The whole pride thing with Peter was way overblown in Caspian. I wonder what the actors will look like…?

    And as for Eragon…FINALLY!!! I’ve been waiting forever for that book. But no, I probably won’t get it from the bookstore. I’m too cheap. I’ll just wait for it to get to my library! 😀

  6. Zoie Gale said

    EEEEPPPP!!!!!!!! So psyched about the Magician’s Nephew. I was wondering which one they’d do next.

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