Books

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We’ve recently gone over the news of the inevitable delay of George Martin‘s latest installment in the hit grimdark Song Of Ice And Fire series, which vexed the author and legions of nerds alike. Its delay caused considerable controversy (and some conspiratorial whispers) about the possibility of the HBO series veering too far away from the source material, which was made worse by the cryptic and downright grim Season 6 teaser that was recently released. However, the author recently decided to ease his fanbase’s fears by making a pretty bold statement…

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The New ‘It’ Movie Is Aiming for an R Rating

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It seems like babysitting is going to be a much more lucrative job in the near future. Ever since the Deadpool movie hit the jackpot with its R rating, the “PG-13=more money”mentality seems to be dying a slow and painful death. Now it seems like the studio suits are giving filmmakers some much-needed freedom when it comes to mature content. The upcoming Wolverine film is supposedly aiming for an R rating, and will hopefully give audiences an appropriately gory adaptation of such a brutal character. Moreover, there is another film is looking to be restricted to unaccompanied audiences under 17. This one in particular is an adaptation of a Stephen King story with one of the scariest clowns known to mankind.

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Ever since J. K. Rowling broke the news of the new Harry Potter play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Internet fans have wondered and lamented about how they would ever get to see the play being performed in London’s West End. Eventually the play should make a world tour, but that doesn’t mean it will come to every Potterhead’s city. Now fans can relax a bit with the announcement that the play’s script is being bound in book form and being released just after the play’s opening. Interesting note, the play opens on July 31st, which just happens to Harry Potter’s birthday. (more…)

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Leia Organa is mentioned right off the top of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She’s mentioned in the crawl, and then Poe Dameron tells Lor San Tekka (the character played by Max von Sydow, he has a name you know!) that “the General” appreciates his help, to which he replies that to him she’ll always be royalty. But how did Leia make the journey from Rebel princess to Resistance General? A new book coming out later this year will fill in some of those blanks. Called Star Wars: Bloodline, it will pick up after the previous novel Star Wars: Aftermath, and you can read the initial excerpt below. (more…)

‘The Expanse’ Getting Second Season On SyFy

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In a huge show of confidence for a new show, Syfy has just announced it is to renew The Expanse for a second season just four episodes into its initial run. Not only that, but the episode count is to be extended from 10 to 13. Critically acclaimed and already with a strong and vocal fan base, the second season of the ambitious series adapted from the James S.A. Corey series of novels is expected in early 2017. (more…)

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Writing fiction is hard work. Writing an actual fantasy hit series is probably very much like breaking rocks in the hot sun while being pelted with snarling ferrets. Despite claims made that the latest book in his Song Of Ice And Fire series would be published in time for Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 premiere in April, George R. R. Martin prefaced his latest blog post stating some not so good news.  (more…)

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It looks like the Dark Tower production is heating up. Last month word was making the Internet rounds that Matthew McConaughey had his choice of roles for the series, either as the Gunslinger Roland, or the Man in Black Roland chases into the desert. Perhaps McConaughey has made his choice because now the latest word is that Idris Elba is the front-runner to strap on the Gunslinger’s six shooters. (more…)

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There’s been some renewed interest in rebooting Logan’s Run, the 1976 Sci-Fi flick based on William Nolan and George Clayton Johnson‘s 1967 novel of a dystopian society that capped age limits to 21. Simon Kinberg is the current driving force behind this latest attempt to bring Logan’s Run back to the big screen. Kinberg recently made some comments about the reboot that worked the Internet rounds and eventually found their way to William Nolan’s Facebook page. Actually, fans were posting it to William’s page just as soon as it started and Nolan had some interesting things to say about it, and all the other attempts to reboot Logan’s Run. (more…)

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It’s easy to be terrified when one of your favorite books gets optioned for a television show or a film. There’s that fear that people just won’t “get it.” They’ll turn the story you love into something completely different, and lose the feel and the integrity of the story.

With a series like The Magicians by Lev Grossman, there’s a real fear that SyFy, who is producing a TV adaptation of the books that’s set to premiere in January 2016, would turn the show into something cute. Although Grossman pays homage to Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, The Magicians series is very much adult – very adult and very dark.

Thankfully, SyFy isn’t downplaying any of that. (more…)

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While just about every other Star Wars fan was rushing about trying to get the latest action figures and toys that came out earlier this month on Force Friday, there were also a number of new Star Wars books hitting store shelves and digital downloads. These books all fall under the umbrella of Journey to The Force Awakens, a series of at least twenty book that will cover what happened after the destruction of the Death Star in Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi and J.J. Abrams new Star Wars film Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Two of these books, Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure and The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure have been given the added fun of being animated and you can check them out below. (more…)