Keep an eye out for these book adaptations headed to the big and small screens:
SILENCE by Shusaku Endo
This movie adaptation of Endo’s classic novel of enduring faith in dangerous times, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver is “shaping up to be this year’s THE REVENANT,” according to the Washington Post. While the official movie tie-in edition won’t be out until January 10, Picador’s trade paperback is available now and they’ve created a special expanded discussion guide for SILENCE, so your library’s book club can read and discuss before having a movie night out.
A STREET CAT NAMED BOB: And How He Saved My Life by James Bowen
This phenomenal and inspiring instant New York Times bestseller about a busker and recovering drug addict whose life was transformed when he met a stray ginger cat has sold more than a million copies around the world and is now a movie starring Luke Treadaway and Bob the Cat (yes, the real Bob!).
A DOG’S PURPOSE by W. Bruce Cameron
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller about one endearing dog’s search for his purpose will be a major motion picture hitting theaters January 27, directed by Academy Award-nominated director Lasse Hallström and starring Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K. J. Apa, Juliet Rylance, John Ortiz, Luke Kirby, and Peggy Lipton.
The television rights to George R.R. Martin‘s WILD CARDS series (the newest book is WILD CARDS VI: Ace in the Hole) have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong is now in development as a TV series with Media Rights Capital, the studio behind the Kevin Spacey Netflix series House of Cards and the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower!