February 10, 2012

[Friday Links] Hemingway is headed to HBO

HBO to release Hemingway and Gellhorn, which is - as the title suggests - a movie about Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman).

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a 15-minute short film that draw from, among other things, a love for books and has already won 13 awards including "Best Animated Short."  This short film is available online - I viewed it here.

A new Lemony Snicket book series will begin this fall with Who Could That Be At This Hour? - the first in a four volume series that is said to be a "highly autobiographical account of Snicket's childhood."

125 famous authors and 1 literary opinion poll of the Greatest Books of All Time - you can view the results here.

Robert Harris, author of a new financial thriller The Fear Index is currently working on a screenplay for the movie version. Harris also wrote the script for The Ghost Writer from his novel, The Ghost.

Emma Thompson is currently in negotiations to join the cast of Beautiful Creatures.

In a previous roundup I mentioned that Cormac McCarthy had written and sold a screenplay titled The Counselor.  Now the film is picking up momentum with talks of Ridley Scott committing to make this his next directing project.

Phase 4 Films takes rights to Horrid Henry: The Movie, based on Francesca Simon's popular children's series.

Gary Ross, director of The Hunger Games, tells MTV News that the first-person perspective of the books will be shown 'cinematically' and not through a voice-over.


  1. Regarding HG: O thank goodness it won't be voiced. Visuals is so much better.

    H&G sounds cool!

    Sad that the Lemony series is going on despite the author's wishes.

    Thanks for linking to my post :)

  2. I saw The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore on JuJu's site and it was an awesome little movie. So endearing and charming.

    And I'm glad they are going to translate the first person to screen for THG. I always get so much more from the visual presentation and it's only appropriate being that the books are that way.

  3. Love The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and I also read that the book will be out later this year.