July 27, 2012

[Friday Links] Random House Launches TV Division

FilmEngine options Steelheart, an upcoming YA novel by Brandon Sanderson.

Watch a six-minute clip of Anna Karenina.

Random House launches TV Division with plans to develop scripted programs based on its books,

Read the first five chapters of The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore.

Joe Carnahan to direct A&E pilot Those Who Kill, based on the books by Elsebeth Egholm.

Vince Vaughn acquires Ridley Pearson novel The Risk Agent as star vehicle.

Peter Jackson my turn The Hobbit into a trilogy.

Read an excerpt from Libba Bray's The Diviners.

The Hunger Game credited with making archery cool.

Snow White and the Huntsman's Sam Claflin cast as Finnick Odair in Catching Fire.


  1. Ooooooooooo The Diviners sounds and looks awesome! I can't wait.

    The Hobbit trilogy? Sounds like a smart business venture with slightly boring drawn out movies.

  2. I wonder if a trilogy is necessary for The Hobbit. It is just one book! And I was picturing Finn a little bit differently, so we'll see how it all goes down. And I love that Random House will be making tv programs based on it's books, brilliant idea.

  3. I love the idead that The Hunger Games made archery cool. How awesome is that! I know it made me want to take it up. :)