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Thursday Thirteen #59

Those of you who read this blog often may have notices that I’m just the tiniest bit obsessed with books being made into films. So, here is another list of upcoming film projects. Are there any books that you know of that have never been filmed?

Books headed for the big screen:
1. Angels & Demons
2. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
3. Cirque du Freak
4. Dragonriders of Pern
5. The Eye of the World
6. The Giver
7. A Great and Terrible Beauty
8. The Hobbit
9. The Lovely Bones
10. Maximum Ride
11. Neuromancer
12. The Screwtape Letters
13. Uglies

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Here is the August update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned on this blog to this point. I will try to do this once a month in order to follow each film until it reaches DVD. Please remember that release dates are subject to change, and that sometimes “Announced” films never get made.

If you have any news about an upcoming book to film adaptation, please comment and let me know.

The current “books to film” list:

1776: In development with a release date sometime in 2009.

Alice in Wonderland: This Tim Burton film is in pre-production with a US release date on 5 March 2010.

Angels & Demons: Filming and due in US theaters on 15 May 2009.

Atlas Shrugged: Status currently unknown, as the project has lost its director. Still listed with a 2009 release date, though.

The Bell Jar: In pre-production witrh a theoretical release date sometime in 2008.

The Boggart: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2009.

Born to Rock: Announced with a release date sometime in 2009.

The Butterfly Tattoo: Completed with a release date sometime in 2008. If any of you know when/where this one will be released, please let me know.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: DVD not yet available.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: In pre-production with a U.S. release date of 7 May 2010.

Cirque du Freak: In post-production, this movie is reported to include the first three books of the series. The US release date is listed as “2008” but releases throughout the rest of the world are located in February 2009.

The City of Ember: In post-production. Due in US theaters on 10 October 2008.

Coraline: In post-production. Due in US theaters on 6 February 2009.

The Cry of the Icemark: In development with a theoretical release date sometime in 2008. (I expect that this info will change at some point soon.)

Deal Breaker: Announced with a release date sometime in 2008. (Chances are this date will change.)

Dean Spanley: In Post-Production with a UK release date sometime in 2008.

The Doubtful Guest: In development. US theatrical release expected sometime in 2009.

Dune: (Yes, another version of Dune.) Announced with a theoretical release date in 2010.

Fahrenheit 451: Announced with a release date in 2010 sometime.

The Giver: Announced with a 2011 release date.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: In post-production with a US release date of 21 November 2008.

He’s Just Not That Into You: This film now finished with a new US release date of 6 February 2009.

The Hobbit: Announced with a theoretical release date sometime in December 2011.

Inkheart: Due in US theaters on 9 January 2009.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (3D): Currently in theaters.

The Lovely Bones: In post-production. Due in US theaters 9 October 2009.

Magic Kingdom for Sale: Announced with a theoretical release date in 2008 sometime.

Marley & Me: Currently filming with a Christmas 2008 release date.

Monster Blood Tattoo: In Development. US theatrical release sometime in 2010.

Neuromancer: In Pre-Production with a release date in 2009 sometime.

Nights in Rodanthe: This film is completed and due in US theaters on 26 September 2008.

On the Road: Announced with a theoretical release date in 2009.

Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief: In development. US theatrical release sometime in 2009.

Race to Witch Mountain: Filming and due in US theaters on 13 March 2009. (Sounds less like the book all the time.)

The Screwtape Letters: In pre-production with a theoretical release date in 2008. I hear that the script is currently in the writing phase.

Shantaram: In pre-production and due in US theaters sometime in 2009.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2: Currently in US theaters.

A Spell for Chameleon: In development with a theoretical release date of 2008.

Stargirl: Announced with a theoretical release date in 2008.

The Subtle Knife: Announced with a theoretical release date sometime in 2009.

The Tale of Despereaux: In post-production. Due in US theaters on 19 December 2008.

Teen Idol: Announced with a theoretical release date sometime in 2008.

Tintin: In Pre-production with a US theatrical release sometime in 2009. (Check out the writing and directing staff on this one.)

Twilight: In post-production and due in US theaters on 12 December 2008.

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