Sunday, January 14, 2018

Some of This Year's Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Amy Durant writes in the Watertown (NY) Daily Times of the various books being adapted for the screen this year, of which she's counted 15.  Titles include Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle and The Haunting of Hill House (as Durnt points out, no "The Lottery"), and the classic A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle.  Oh, and one this site and its fans are keenly aware of:
[The House with a Clock in its Walls] terrified me when I was young (it had illustrations by Edward Gorey, which made it all the scarier) yet I loved it so much, and I was excited to see it’s being turned into a movie — until I saw that Eli Roth (of torture-porn horror movie fame) is directing and Jack Black is starring. All I can imagine is a mashup of “Goosebumps” and “Hostel” and the result gives me the wrong kind of shivers. Release date is September 21, but I might give this one a pass and watch it at home where I can curse freely at the screen.

We're a mere 249 days away from the September 21 debut...what's your take?

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