Posts Tagged ‘The Butterfly Tattoo’


It’s a new week and time for some more Book Adaptation news. There seem to be more of these all the time, don’t you think?

Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons is due in theaters on 15 May 2009. Angels & Demons is the prequel to the very popular The Da Vinci Code.

How long will it be before all of Philip Pullman’s books are filmed? At this rate, it can only be a couple more years. It’s almost as if someone out there is going down the list. His dark YA novel, The Butterfly Tattoo (otherwise known in book form as The White Mercedes), is headed for the big screen, but there is no word as to when as yet. The official site for the film includes the teaser trailer if you are interested.

Speaking of Philip Pullman, his sequel to The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, has been announced. There is no further word on this project as yet, but Pullman fans may now cautiously rejoice. I’ll let you know when there is more news so that your rejoicing may become more boisterous.

The next film in the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, is due in U.S. theaters on 21 November 2008. It is currently being filmed and it looks like the same folks are back once again. I’m really looking forward to this one. I expect that I’m not alone in this.

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