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Here is the March update on the current status of the “books to film” projects that have been mentioned here (and some that I haven’t mentioned here yet) 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 us know.

The current “books to film” list:

Angels & Demons: In pre-production and due in US theaters on 15 may 2009.

Atlas Shrugged: Announced. Now listed as: “Back in development with Vadim Perelman.” Release 2008?

Atonement: Out on DVD on 18 March 2008.

Beowulf: Now on DVD. (Place a Hold)

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

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

The Butterfly Tattoo: In post-production with a release date sometime in 2008.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: In post-production. Due in US theaters on 16 May 2008.

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

The Cry of the Icemark: In development. Release date sometime in 2008.

The Seeker: The Dark is Rising: Out on DVD on 18 March 2008.

Deal Breaker: Announced with a release date sometime in 2008.

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

The Giver: In pre-production with a 2011 release date.

The Golden Compass: Out on DVD on 29 April 2008.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Currently filming with a US release date of 21 November 2008.

The Hobbit: Announced with a theoretical release date sometime in 2010.

Horton Hears a Who: Due in US theaters on 14 March 2008.

Inkheart: Due in US theaters on 30 April 2008.

Jumper: Currently in theaters.

The Kite Runner: Out on DVD on 25 March 2008.

The Lovely Bones: In post production. Due in US theaters on 13 March 2009.

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

Nancy Drew: Out on DVD on 11 March 2008.

Nim’s Island: Due in US theaters on 4 April 2008.

The Other Boleyn Girl: Currently in theaters.

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

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

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2: In post-production. Due in US Theaters on 8 August 2008

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

The Spiderwick Chronicles: Currently in theaters.

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 release date sometime in 2008.

Tintin: Announced. US theatrical release sometime in 2009. (Check out the writing and directing staff on this one.)

Twilight: Filming and due in US theaters on 12 December 2008.

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep: Out on DVD on 8 April 2008.

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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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