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inkpop Fundamentals: May 24, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 24, 2011

‘The Secret Circle’ trailer released! No sooner did we receive confirmation that L.J. Smith’s The Secret Circle book series had been picked up by The CW as part of their fall line-up (and as a companion series to L.J. Smith’s other small screen adaptation The Vampire Diaries), even more exciting news for L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries, and The Secret Circle fans has popped up…a trailer for the series, and two additional clips of episodes-to-come! “While the trailer for the series, which will center around a secret coven of witches, doesn’t give away too much about the plot, it provides some insight into the look and feel of the show. For one, we see a whole lot of fire shots (like A LOT) and some magical (literally) scenes between Britt Robertson and dreamy co-star Thomas Dekker. The trailer also establishes that there will be forces of good and evil and provides quick looks at each of the main players in action.” MTV.

‘The Lost Years of Merlin’ on its way to the big screen Author T.A. Barron’s The Lost Years of Merlin has been at the helm of rumors galore regarding a book to big screen adaptation for the past handful of years; now, after being passed from Paramount to Warner Bros. (the studio who brought us the Harry Potter film franchise), it seems that plans for the film are finally coming to fruition. Ed Whitworth has signed on to pen the script, and Donald De Line will be producing. “The film will trace Merlin’s journey from being a boy washed on the shores of Wales with no memory and no home, to him becoming a young man learning to use his powers and ultimately defender of the natural world and eventual mentor to King Arthur.” Hollywood Reporter.

Filming for ‘The Hunger Games’ to begin this week! After months of waiting with bated breath for the official cast list of the big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games series to be released, we finally learned who the main players would be – Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, and Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hawthorne; now even better news has surfaced…filming is set to begin on the movie this week! “The production known as ‘Artemis’ – the believed working title for ‘The Hunger Games’ – has been setting up shop in North Carolina recently, with area news outlets reporting on the building excitement.” Rumor has it that cast members have already been spotted stunt training on location; and thanks to Entertainment Weekly magazine, fans have had the chance to see Jennifer Lawrence in full Katniss costume – though no one else has been spotted in their Hunger Games garb just yet. Examiner.

Over to you…what do you think of the trailer for The Secret Circle? Will you be watching when the series hits The CW this fall? Have you read T.A. Barron’s The Lost Years of Merlin series? Are you excited to see the series come to the big screen? What do you think of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss costume? Is it how you envisioned the Katniss described by Suzanne Collins in the book series – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: May 19, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on May 19, 2011

Hilary Duff’s ‘Elixir’ sequel set for October 2011 release In October 2010, actress Hilary Duff followed in the footsteps of reality-star-turned-LA Candy-authoress Lauren Conrad, by adding a new title to her resume…writer. Her debut, Elixir, the first in a projected trilogy, hit bookstores to rave reviews from critics and readers alike; and now comes the news that the sequel, aptly titled Devoted, will make its way to bookshelves exactly one year later, in October 2011. Devoted will pick up where Elixir“… a supernatural love story following 17-year-old photographer Clea Raymond” left off, with unresolved issues plaguing the tumultuous relationship of Clea and her soul mate / love interest Sage. Says Duff, “This book is a lot more into the, not sci-fi, definitely into the supernatural. And you find out more about how the elixir works.” MTV.

‘The Secret Circle’ TV series gets the green light Back in February 2011 we announced that Kevin Williamson was in the midst of creating a pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries author, L.J. Smith’s, book series The Secret Circle; now, we have confirmation that The CW has picked up the TV series, placing it on the lineup of new shows for the network as a companion to The Vampire Diaries. “‘The Secret Circle’ is the story of a young woman (Britt Robertson) who moves to a new town and discovers that not only is she a witch and part of a secret coven, but she’s also the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil.” Casting has already taken place, listing Britt Robertson, Phoebe Tonkin, Thomas Dekker, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Gale Harold, Natasha Henstridge, Louis Hunter, Shelly Henning, and Ashley Crow as characters. Entertainment Weekly.

‘The Hunger Games’ Haymitch Abernathy has been cast! Aside from the roles of Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, and Gale Hawthorne, one of the most fan-anticipated characters to be cast in Gary Ross’ big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling The Hunger Games, has been that of the gruff yet lovable Haymitch Abernathy; and finally the day of reckoning has arrived! Late last week it was announced that Woody Harrelson, an Oscar-nominee twice over and Cheers alumni, had been cast in the role. Says Ross of the role, “Haymitch is such an unforgettable character: funny cranky outrageous, sarcastic, impatient, biting but ultimately kind.” MediaBistro.

Over to you…did you read Elixir when it debuted last year? Will you be picking up a copy of Devoted when it hits bookstores in October? Have you read L.J. Smith’s The Secret Circle series? Are you excited to see The Secret Circle on the small screen? Are you excited to see Woody Harrelson take on the role of Haymitch?

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Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: February 22, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on February 22, 2011

More from J.K. Rowling on the horizon! It has been little over two years since J.K. Rowling published The Tales of Beedle the Bard, but fans of the Harry Potter author have been eagerly anticipating her next move in the publishing world, and now news, though minute, has surfaced about it. “I don’t know when you’ll be able to read it. I’ve got several things on the go at once, so it’s hard to know which will be the first that appears in print,’ Jo told BBC News on the BAFTA red carpet. ‘But yeah, I’m writing hard.” The question is, what, exactly, is Rowling working on? Hollywood Crush has come up with a few theories – check them out here. Hollywood Crush.

Homemade ‘Hunger Games’ movie trailers hit the web Though Gary Ross, the director of the upcoming Hunger Games film adaptation, has already announced that he hopes to bring the movie to the big screen by March 23, 2012; the date, little over a year away, is still too far-off for diehard fans who are itching to see the bestselling Suzanne Collins trilogy brought to the big screen – thus, they have taken matters into their own hands. YouTube is currently buzzing with hundreds of thousands of homemade movie trailers for The Hunger Games, each one more popular than the last. Click here to watch four of YouTube’s most-viewed movie trailers, as compiled by GalleyCat. GalleyCat.

Brittany Robertson selected to star in L.J. Smith’s ‘The Secret Circle’ adaptation Just a few weeks ago we announced that Kevin Williamson, The Vampire Diaries executive producer, was hard at work at creating a pilot script for a planned small screen adaptation of L.J. Smith’s The Secret Circle series. Now, further reports have been released, stating that Brittany Robertson, the star of Life Unexpected and the Avalon High made-for-TV movie based on Meg Cabot’s novel of the same title, has been offered, and accepted, the lead role of Cassie in The CW pilot. “‘Secret Circle’ is based on a series of books by author L.J. Smith about a young woman who moves to a new town and discovers that not only is she a witch and part of a secret coven, but she’s also the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil. It’s from Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios.” Entertainment Weekly.

Over to you…what do you think J.K. Rowling is working on right now? Are you excited to finally see a new book from Rowling? Which homemade Hunger Games movie trailer is your favorite and why? Are you eagerly awaiting the release of The Hunger Games film? Do you think that Brittany Robertson would make a convincing Cassie in The Secret Circle? Are you excited to see The Secret Circle brought to the small screen?

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Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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inkpop Fundamentals: February 10, 2011

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on February 10, 2011

‘Gossip Girl’ gets psycho! The year 2002 spelled the introduction of Cecily von Ziegesar’s wildly popular Gossip Girl book series to the literary world – a phenomena which has since launched a guilty pleasure TV series, and created Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen clones the world over. But come October 2011, as part of a Gossip Girl reimaging done by the hand of von Ziegesar herself, Gossip Girl will get a bit psycho as “‘Gossip Girl’ heroines Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen become trendsetting serial killers in ‘Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer’.” The book is one of the most recent to undergo the “mashup” transformation as seen in Little Women and Werewolves by Louisa May Alcott and Porter Grand and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Publisher’s Weekly.

Four-book YA science fiction series on its way from Rachel Cohn! Over the years authoress Rachel Cohn has garnered countless fans courtesy of her general fiction novels such as Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Cyd Charisse series, and Pop Princess; now she is dipping into a literary world she has yet to wow us with – science fiction. Coming in fall of 2012, Beta, the first book in Cohn’s four-book science fiction series will hit bookstores. “The series is set in the island paradise of the Annex, the most exclusive playground on earth. Bioengineered to tropical perfection, it costs a fortune to get there and even more to stay…Two teenage girls—one a human clone and the other the human girl from whom the clone was duplicated—are both stranded in the Annex, and are in love with the same guy.” MediaBistro.

L.J. Smith’s ‘Secret Circle’ series on its way to the small screen Though reports first stated that Kevin Williamson was working on creating a companion series to L.J. Smith’s bestselling The Vampire Diaries for The CW; it was recently announced that such a plan has been temporarily shelved. Kevin Williamson has now signed on as executive producer of a small screen adaptation of another L.J. Smith series – The Secret Circle – and is currently working on the pilot script. “The ‘Secret Circle’ series follows 16-year-old Cassie, who moves from California to live with her mom in New Salem and falls in love with a mysterious boy named Adam. But, when she enrolls in high school there, she realizes that she, he and all the other elite students at the school are witches! She befriends their leader, Diana, but soon discovers that Adam and Diana are dating, which leads to a whole bunch of complicated drama.” Hollywood Crush.

Over to you…what do you think of an author “mashing up” their own novel? Will you be reading Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer – why or why not? Are you a Rachel Cohn fan? Are you excited to see her try her hand at science fiction? How does the new series sound to you? Have you read L.J. Smith’s The Secret Circle series? Are you excited to see it adapted for the small screen – why or why not?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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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?

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Erika (aka inkpoperika)

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