20th Century Fox announced today that two Sleepy Hollow companion books will be released in the fall! You can read all about them at Sleepy Reads.The Secret Journal of Ichabod Crane will take the form of, well, Crane’s journal, with “reflections on modern-day phenomena, private thoughts about Abbie,” case files, and more. It will be out on September 16th. And novel Sleepy Hollow: Children of the Revolution will follow on September 30th. It “follows Ichabod and Abbie as they set out on a thrilling adventure to uncover a mysterious cross before a coven of witches can bring back Serilda to exact her fatal revenge on Sleepy Hollow.” Are you interested in reading these Sleepy Hollow books?
Want to dress like a Shadowhunter? Head over to your local Hot Topic store – or shop online – for clothes, jewelry, accessories, and more, available as of today! Personally, I kind of want one of the heat reveal rune mugs, and some of the jewelry is quite attractive. I especially like Isabelle’s necklace:
You can also read about the development of the fashion line and see more pictures over at TMI Source.
Thanks to a GQ exclusive, you can now hear a full track from the Great Gatsby soundtrack: They’re streaming “Over the Love” by Florence + The Machine for free at their site. Florence fans will be utterly unsurprised to hear that the track is lovely, and I’m even more pleased because the lyrics actually seem to be directly tied to the characters and plot.
This should also not be a shock: Brooks Brothers is launching a Gatsby-themed collection, because of course they are. I’m just glad it’s them and not, like, those Vineyard Vines upstarts. (Kidding! Sort of.) And really, I would not object if more men started dressing like that.
Elsewhere, Architectural Digest takes a look at the lavish Gatsby sets, and James L.W. West III, a Fitzgerald scholar and editor of some current editions of his work, writes about what Baz Luhrmann asked him while making the movie. Fascinating!
Ooh, check out this new Iron Man 3 featurette from Gizmodo. It features Robert Downey Jr. showing and discussing the tech of the new movie, especially all the new suits that Tony has built and their various uses.
Want a zombie (or, okay, a human) of your very own? You’re in luck: Tonner is selling a line of Warm Bodies dolls. You can get a Julie and R, and let them escape and live happily ever after. (Or send them in to fight. Whatever.) Though a caution: at $179.99 to $189.99, these are not exactly inexpensive toys.
Wow. We’re getting rather beyond tie-in books and posters here. Sony has announced a whole bunch of merchandise licenses related to The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, according to License Mag. There’s everything from clothes (including outerwear and . . . underwear? THIS should be interesting) to notebooks to trading cards to costumes to dolls to temporary tattoos. One intriguing entry on the list: “a time management/action-adventure app” from PlayFirst. (I know by time management they mean a game where you have to accomplish tasks within certain amounts of time, but I’m having a lot of fun imagining some sort of Shadowhunter to-do list app.) Once things start being released, I’ll let you know if I notice anything particularly interesting, but if you want a thorough rundown, fan site TMI Source is tracking all the movie-related merchandise available for preorder.