A tale of death and misfortune in the lives of three innocent children, A Serious of Unfortunate Events has been roundly applauded as a great feat of young adult literature. Narrated by the heartbroken Lemony Snicket, who often seems more preoccupied with his beloved Beatrice than with the misadventures of the three Baudelaire orphans, it follows the children through a plot of mystery and intriuge as they try to unearth the truth about their parents’ fiery death. Haunted by their creepy old relative, Count Olaf, as he pursues their inheritance, their struggle through thirteen books takes them all over the world and into the heart of a secret society… (more…)
Behold! First Look at Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf in Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’
Once upon a time, there was a successful series of books called A Series of Unfortunate Events. Written by the enigmatic Lemony Snicket, it follows the three Baudelaire orphans, whose parents died in a fire and are consequently sent to live with their evil uncle Count Olaf. It’s a feel good tale, not to mention highly successful with over 60 million copies of sold across the whole 13-part series. Netflix is now working on TV version of the books, and some tricky individual on set recently managed to get a picture of Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf. At least we think it’s Harris, because as you’ll see, he’s quite unrecognizable. (more…)
Lemony Snicket’s (AKA Daniel Handler) A Series Of Unfortunate Events told the tale of the recently-orphaned Violet, Klaus and Sonny Baudelaire, as they were left to the custody of their wicked uncle, Count Olaf and his nefarious schemes to pretty much murder the children, in an attempt to get his grubby hands on their fortune. The series (appropriately) spanned across 13 books, with the siblings dodging past some increasingly elaborate Bond-villain traps, schemes and plots, as they struggled to put together the mystery behind their parents’ untimely demise.
Netflix has recently announced that they are intending to go ahead with a full TV series adaptation for the whole family, while trying to keep its pitch-black humorous appeal intact. They even went so far as to cast Mark Hudis, True Blood’s previous show-runner in the role of the arch-villain Count Olaf. However, in light of his recent (so far unexplained) turning down of the role, Netflix went ahead to cast another to play of the most memorable attempted child-murderers…
Back in the year 2004, Paramount adapted a much-loved series of children’s books to the big screen. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events starred Jim Carrey and several other well-known faces and brought to life a remix of the first three books in what is a 13-book series. And while the movie was brilliant and has become a classic among those who enjoy more sinister children’s movies, it was not in the cards that the franchise should continue and bring the rest of the books to life. Now, Netflix looks to be remedying this situation. In the near future, we can expect to see A Series of Unfortunate Events coming to television. (more…)