Daily Read (5/16/16)

Here’s another very cute Kit Harington story that you should only click on if you’re caught up or spoiled on Game of Thrones.

Pablo Schreiber is your new Mad Sweeney in American Gods.

This joint Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan prequel Come Away sounds intriguing.

Joel Kinnaman will star in Altered Carbon, based on Richard Morgan’s book.

Matt Rager will write the movie adaptation of Daniel Ammann’s Marc Rich book The King of Oil.

Daily Read (5/6/16)

Amazon is working on show Strange New Things, based on Michael Faber’s novel The Book of Strange New Things. Netflix has a show called Stranger Things premiering later this year, and I can predict with confidence that I will second guess myself and double check which is which every single time I read about one of them.

I’m not saying this in a bad way, at all, but I can’t believe there’s a big actual movie based on a Mary Downing Hahn book. That just . . . doesn’t feel like a thing that happens in the world we live in. I hope you do well, Wait Till Helen Comes!

There’s movement on the Crazy Rich Asians movie – Jon M. Chu is in talks to direct – and I’ve heard enough good stuff that I just added myself to the hold list at the library. Regardless, I’m excited at the prospect of a big movie that – we assume! We hope! – cannot be whitewashed.

It’s Friday. Let’s watch people make dragons.

Daily Read (4/25/16)

Hugh Laurie gets at exactly what I love about the Tinker, Tailor miniseries and Le Carre in general: “Their version of an action scene was people drinking tea and staring at each other. And yet it was completely thrilling and gripping to watch these devious, ambitious, hungry people trying to outwit each other and yet never reveal their strategy.”

AMC’s ‘Turn’ Puts Perspective on 2016 Divisions (I wonder if Hamilton mania will help Turn‘s ratings this season?)

This is cute: Game of Thrones cast make up lyrics to show’s theme song

So is this; EW seems to be all over the “cute Game of Thrones stuff” beat: Maisie Williams crashed viewing party for premiere

The Magicians Is a Master Class in Book Adaptation

Daily Read (4/22/16)

Outlander puppy!!!

It’s now official that Robert Downey Jr. will be in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which I think is news that sounds familiar both because I’d heard the rumors and because I just kind of assume he’s in all the Marvel movies.

Thrones Are No Game: A Brief History of Chairs and Power

Millicent Simmonds will star in the movie based on Brian Selznick’s Wonderstruck.

Interesting: ‘The Jungle Book’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Hollywood Release Ever In India

Daily Read (4/21/16)

Good news for fans of historical shows: Herbert Asbury’s book The Barbary Coast about the 1849 Gold Rush is being made into a TV show with… Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and Mel Gibson? That’s, uh, quite a group. (Oliver Hudson and Wyatt Russell are also involved. It’s quite the family affair.)

If you’re dying for Game of Thrones updates, here are some cryptic (of course) comments from Emilia Clarke. And here’s a clip as well as Alfie Allen and Iwan Rheon kissing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

And this is fun: Every Way Kit Harington Has Tried to Get Around Talking About Jon Snow’s Death

Any Pretty Little Liars fans out there? Here are some season seven set photos.

Technically from the book, not the movie, but: Food in books: (not) blue soup from Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Daily Read (4/14/16)

Quick takes from the world of adaptations.

New expanded Game of Thrones credits! The 360/VR version is nifty and also might make you seasick.

I am skeptical of both Benedict Cumberbatch hysteria AND the need for a new Grinch movie, but I actually think he’s an interesting choice to voice that character.

Speaking of movies we don’t need: another Peter Pan? Really???

The Fug Girls are now recapping Outlander!

Make sure you don’t miss Caroline Framke’s lovely piece on Bridget Jones.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer!

Game of ThronesWhoo! HBO has posted a trailer for season five of Game of Thrones on the show’s official Facebook page, and you can watch it below. The season premieres on Sunday, April 12th.

Along with this good news, though, there’s some bad news for fans of the books – The Winds of Winter is definitely, for sure not being published this year. And that means that it’s also definite that the TV series will end before the books do. Now, I don’t think that this is the huge devastating shock that some outlets are making it out to be – did anyone really think that Martin would write and publish the book following The Winds of Winter in a year? – but it’s an interesting situation, and I’m curious to see how it all plays out.

Game of Thrones & Bates Motel Renewed

Game of ThronesIt’s been an eventful week already, with two shows based on books already renewed. On Monday, A&E renewed Bates Motel for a third season of ten episodes. And yesterday, HBO announced that its massive hit Game of Thrones has been renewed for seasons five and six: