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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)

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inkpop Fundamentals: May 25, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 25, 2010

We’re off to see the wizard Since their release in June of 1997, readers and non-readers alike have found themselves sucked into the vortex known as the world of Harry Potter. The seven-book series has been devoured over and over again by fans; allowing them to find themselves lost in the land of Hogwarts amidst Harry, Ron, Hermione, and a slew of other characters. Come June 18, 2010, however, fans will no longer have to use their imaginations to be a part of the Wizarding World. They need only stop at Florida’s Universal Orlando Resort to experience the magic firsthand. Visitors will have the opportunity to break bread at The Three Broomsticks; savor butterbeer at The Hog’s Head Pub; choose a wand at Ollivander’s; take a ride upon the Dragon Challenge – a twin, high-speed rollercoaster – and so much more! MTV.

I read; therefore, I draw The Neverending Story, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hobbit, Sabriel…chances are that your childhood was a whirlwind of afternoons spent lazing about your front porch hungrily reading many of these titles. Now you have the chance to see the words you adore so much transformed into art by some of the best illustrators in the biz! Picture Book Report is an ode to books which consists of drawings posted on a daily basis depicting scenes from your favorite forms of fiction, created by fifteen amazing illustrators – including Laura Park and Lucy Knisley. Pop Candy.

‘The Perks’ to light up the big screen! Stephen Chbosky made jaws drop when he released his debut novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower back in 1999. Though the novel was quickly banned from several schools, and even found itself in the midst of controversy via its inclusion in both the 2006 and 2008 American Library Association’s 10 Most Frequently Challenged Books Lists; it retained massive popularity with readers. Now the book is set to hit the big screen with Emma Watson in talks to play the female lead – Sam – and Logan Lerman up to possibly play the male protagonist known as Charlie. Fans will be happy to know that Chbosky not only wrote the script for the film; but will be directing it, as well. MTV.

Over to you…will you be visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter when it opens? What attraction are you most looking forward to and why? What do you think of Picture Book Report? Is there a book you would love to see adapted into art – which one and why? What do you think of a film version of The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Do you think Emma Watson and Logan Lerman are good candidates for the lead roles?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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