Austenland is now in theaters, and author Shannon Hale did a nice Q&A with the Chicago Tribune about the experience of having her book adapted, how she got to know Stephenie Meyer (who produced the movie), and more. I liked her story of what it was like to watch the movie on the big screen:
“I saw it at Sundance with a (sold-out) 1,000-seater, and it was amazing. Everyone around me is laughing, and I’m just sitting there crying. I have tears rolling down my face. It was just so transcendental. I’ve written books for many years, and I get wonderful emails from people, telling me what the books mean (to them), but I’m not there while they’re experiencing it. I’ve never been present while the audience is experiencing it, and to be there and actually hear the laughing!
There was a really important moment in the film where something happened that the audience wasn’t expecting, but perhaps hoping for, and I heard a thousand people gasp in surprise and then sigh in happiness. It was just like probably the best moment of my entire career. It was just so lovely.”
Click through to read the whole thing!
Fox has released new preview videos for its fall shows, including adaptations Sleepy Hollow and Bones. This Sleepy Hollow video doesn’t include much in the way of new footage, but it does feature stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, and Orlando Jones.
And here, stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz tease season nine of Bones:
Many fans of author John Green are already familiar with his vlogging, but for the uninitiated: John and his brother Hank make video blogs in the form of messages to each other and post them on their Vlogbrothers YouTube channel. And in his latest video, John is on set at The Fault in Our Stars! The video features appearances by stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, director Josh Boone, and more.
Sony has released a clip from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, which stars Bill Hader and Anna Faris and will be in theaters on September 27th. And now I want cupcakes.
- Stef Dawson will play Annie in the Mockingjay movies.
- Henry Lloyd-Hughes will star opposite Mia Wasikowska in Madame Bovary.
- Since Ben Affleck is now rather busy, Scott Cooper may replace him as director of Stephen King’s The Stand.
- Peter Morgan will write Ron Howard’s adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea.
- The Blind Side‘s Quinton Aaron has joined the Left Behind reboot.
- Unbroken has added Domhnall Gleeson.
- Joel Johnstone has joined Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
Sleepy Hollow premieres on Fox in a little under three weeks, and the network has released a new behind-the-scenes video. In it, co-creators/EPs Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, EP/director Len Wiseman, and stars Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, and Orlando Jones discuss the process of making something new out of the classic Washington Irving story and keeping the horror and action elements grounded in an emotional reality. Enjoy!
The remake of Stephen King’s Carrie, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore, will be in theaters on October 18th, and Sony has released a new trailer for the movie. This looks scary, you guys. I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch this one. (Though I may try the book.)
Mob comedy The Family, based on the novel Malavita by Tonino Benacquista, will be in theaters on September 13th. It stars Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, and more. Here’s a new TV spot:
At San Diego Comic-Con, EP Greg Berlanti spoke with reporters about season two of Arrow. Thanks to Give Me My Remote, we can listen in: