Sunday, February 28, 2016

MAGIC & FANTASY ADAPTATIONS: 'A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES' TO BECOME TV SERIES, 'A WRINKLE IN TIME' GETS DISNEY ADAPTATION, 'DUNGEONS & DRAGONS' TO HAVE VIN DIESEL?

'A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES'
TO BE DEVELOPED INTO A TELEVISION SERIES
A number of movies set in magical worlds to announce today starting with Deborah Harkness multi million selling historical fantasy novel A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES from the ALL SOULS TRILOGY! It is going to be turned into TV series by Bad Wolf production house. It follows the story of Diana Bishop, a young scholar at Oxford who is a descendant of the Salem witches. When she accidentally unlocks an enchanted manuscript, she is compelled to embrace the magic in her blood and enters a forbidden romance with charming 1,500 year old vampire Matthew Clairmont. Warner Bros. previously held the rights on adaptation, and it was offered to BBC too but will be done now independently.

'A WRINKLE IN TIME'
TO GET DISNEY ADAPTATION
Meanwhile, over at Disney, SELMA's Ava DuVernay will helm the movie adaptation of Madeleine L'engle classic fantasy novel A WRINKLE IN TIME with FROZEN's Jennifer Lee penning the script. As 'Deadline' reports, the book involves a young girl whose government scientist father has gone missing after working on a mysterious project called a tesseract, which involves being transported to a fifth dimension with mysterious inhabited planets. She takes part in a search for her father and sees some incredible creatures along the way.

'DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS'
TO BE A MIX OF LORD OF THE RINGS & GUARDIANS OF GALAXY
At the same time, 'Collider' reveals that Warner Bros. new big screen adaptation of one of world's most popular video games ever DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS is going to be a mix of LORD OF THE RINGS and GUARDIANS OF GALAXY! Beside Vin Diesel being rumoured for one of the roles in what is to be an ensemble cast, there are also rumours that the studio views the movie as a multi universe one with possible spin-offs and with the story taking place only in the magical realm! Some fifteen years ago New Line made an unsuccessful movie out of it which spawned tons of DVD sequels. That one was set in the empire of Izmer populated by mages, magic users, empresses, dragons, dwarves and elves. The new one is set for 2019!

36 comments:

  1. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS? So many game souvenirs for me! To be followed...

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  2. I always thought D&D was more popular as its pen and paper version than the video game adaptations.

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  3. Dont know anything about A wrinkle in time?? Looks right for a Disney film though, by the cover anyway.

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    1. there was a movie already on it, a TV one a few years ago

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  4. I tried to read "A Discovery of Witches" but just could NOT get into it. Too heterosexual for me. Lost interest.

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    1. It is? There is no homo love in it? Booo and hiss

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    2. Well, there was none in the first part. Maybe later on? I don't know.

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  5. I'm looking forward to A Wrinkle in Time.

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    1. could be fun with Disney at the helm

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  6. A Wrinkle in Time is one of those books that I just never read, but have had it on my list forever. Maybe this summer I'll toss it in my beach bag and enjoy a Saturday on the beach catching up on it.

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    1. you might be a few decades too old for it, but who cares :)))

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    2. You are never too old for a good story!

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    3. Theresa... did Dezzman Von Dezzyland say you are too old?

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    4. too old for the children book not generally

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    5. I'm even older, and you even even even older :P

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  7. The adaptation sounds perfect for television. A Wrinkle in Time is clearly something I need to read. The mention of Dungeon and Dragons immediately reminds me of the cartoon series. I loved that series a lot. Hopefully this movie will do the D & D franchise justice.

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    1. I must admit I did not hate the first movie version of DUNGEONS. It wasn't the best of films,but it was kinda fun, minus Tora Birch as queen... that was just HELL NO, NO, NO.

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  8. Oh, I´ll be waiting for these....!!! :D

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    1. they ain't coming any time too soon, so it will be a long wait :)

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  9. A Wrinkle in Time by Disney? That sounds fabulous!!! :)

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  10. I read A Discovery of Witches but didn't feel compelled to read the rest of the series. Maybe the show will be more engaging.

    Very interested in a Wrinkle in Time as I must've read that book dozens of time as a kid and probably a few more times as an adult!

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    1. hope they don't disappoint you with the adaptation!

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  11. Adapting such a classic as Dungeons and Dragons should be interesting. So many fans--all with different ideas. Hopefully the creators will respect the source material.

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    1. hope they make it largely epic and huge, not that the US audience appreciates epic and huge as we saw this weekend with GODS OF EGYPT

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  12. I'm so happy that A Wrinkle in Time is getting the Disney treatment. Love that story.

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    1. I have the sadness wrinkles :(

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    2. I have the SHIT I'M GETTING OLD wrinkles.

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    3. those are nasty too! Using any cream for it?

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