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 (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

Movie News: Kit Harington, Tom Hiddleston, Jake Tapper, & More

Kit HaringtonKit Harington has been cast in a starring role in an adaptation of Vera Brittain’s WWI memoir Testament of Youth.

The adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise will star Tom Hiddleston.

Evangeline Lilly is reportedly in talks to star with Paul Rudd in Ant-Man.

Writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter) have optioned Jake Tapper’s Afghanistan book The Outpost.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are making a movie based on Vanity Fair article “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.”

Universal has won the auction for the rights to Pierce Brown’s sci-fi novel Red Rising.

Bill Paxton will direct the adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s The Bottoms.

Friday Game of Thrones Roundup

Game of ThronesThe press onslaught continues, so time for another Game of Thrones link roundup! As always, feel free to put anything I may have missed in the comments. And a caution: Some of these definitely have book spoilers, so read at your own risk!

Game of Thrones Featurette: Inside the Wildlings

Game of ThronesThere’s been a ton of Game of Thrones content appearing this week and I know it can get overwhelming, but I really suggest fans take the time to watch this featurette “Inside the Wildlings,” about the construction of the civilization beyond the wall. It features George R.R. Martin, the cast, the producers, and key people like the costume, hair, and weapons supervisors shedding some light on key aspects of the wildlings, and the way they tie the larger plot elements in to minute, careful decisions about clothes, structures, and more is really fascinating.

Monday Game of Thrones Roundup

Game of ThronesThe Game of Thrones-related links are still rolling in, so let’s catch up on some that have popped up since my last roundup. As always, feel free to put anything I may have missed in the comments. And a caution: Some of these definitely have book spoilers, so read at your own risk!

Game of Thrones Roundup: Season Three Premiere & More

Game of ThronesAs we edge closer to the season three premiere of Game of Thrones on March 31st, we’ve got a bunch more links to catch up with – including a bunch of coverage from the season three premiere event. As I said in the previous post in this series, this show gets so much ink that I can’t possibly track it all down, so feel free to throw additional links in the comments! By the way, I’m reading A Storm of Swords right now, so I’ll be better-informed by next week.