May 11, 2012

[Friday Links] Makers of 'Vampires Suck' Taking On a Parody Derived from 'The Hunger Games'

The draft for The Fault in Our Stars script has been completed, from the writers of (500) Days of Summer. Wyck Godfrey to produce.

All 7 Harry Potter ebooks are headed to the Kindle Owners' Lending Library (available June 19), joining more than 145,000 ebooks   that Amazon Prime members can borrow for free.

Fifty Shades of Grey becomes Amazon's #1 bestselling book of 2012 (in print) after The Hunger Games held the spot for most of the year.  The Hunger Games trilogy still takes the top in ebook sales.

Rick Riordan brought Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythologies to the modern age and plans to tackle Norse Mythology in his next series.

Embeth Davidtz, Harrison Ford and Liam Hemsworth among actors who join the screen adaptation of Joseph Finder's espionage thriller Paranoia.

MGM acquires Ray Bradbury's novel From the Dust Returned - a collection of short stories that focuses on an orphaned boy who's adopted by monsters.

Shawn Levy to direct The 39 Clues for Dreamworks.

Michael Bond's A Bear Called Paddington is headed to the big screen in a CGI live-action adaptation with a modern twist.

E.L. James, author of the Fifty Shades trilogy, has two more novels stashed away - another erotic novel and one YA Paranormal novel.  She tells USA Today"I've got several more good ideas but how do you follow this?" she says referring to Fifty Shades. "I've set the bar quite high in terms of storytelling."

The filmmakers behind Date Movie and Vampires Suck take aim at a new parody: The Starving Games - a comedy spoof based on, you guessed it, The Hunger Games

Plot details revealed for the sequel to Stephen King's The Shining.

For those of you curious about the possibility of a Warm Bodies sequel, Isaac Marion recently posted this on Twitter: "A sequel has been brewing in my brain. Can't promise anything, but it's brewing..."


  1. I used to really like those spoof or parody movies. Especially the ones with The Wayans Bros. But lately they all kind of suck...or maybe I'm just too old to enjoy them like I used to.

    Paranoia sounds like it will be interesting. I love me some Harrison Ford. I feel like its been a while since I saw him in anything.

  2. Norse? Neat!

    I look forward to hearing more about Dust Returned.