Books to Film

Magic Tree House Books Being Turned into Feature Films (February 4, 2016): Lionsgate snapped up the rights to Mary Pope Osborne's Magic Treehouse series. The studio will make live action films and hopes for a durable franchise.

Twilight Tenth Anniversary Edition to be Published October 6 (September 20, 2015): Little, Brown has released a special Twilight edition with bonus content to celebrate the book's tenth anniversary.

DreamWorks Acquires Rights to Michael Crichton's Novel Micro (July 2, 2015): DreamWorks has acquired the rights to Michael Crichton's novel, Micro. The novel was completed by Richard Preston after Crichton passed away.

Netflix Orders Green Eggs and Ham Animated Series (May 23, 2015): Netflix has ordered a Green Eggs and Ham animated series. It will contain 13 episodoes.

Fancy Nancy to Become Animated Disney Junior Series (March 30, 2015): The Fancy Nancy series will become an animated movie and series on Disney Junior.

James Patterson's House of Robots to be Animated Web Series (November 23, 2014): James Patterson's new illustrated book House of Robots will be an animated web series on the Fred channel.

Netflix to Make TV Show Based on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (November 7, 2014): Time to order Netflix. The company is making a live action tv series with Paramount based on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Steven Spielberg to Direct Film Version of Roald Dahl's The BFG (April 27, 2014): Steven Spielberg will direct a live action film version of Roald Dahl's children's book The BFG, about a friendly giant who helps a young girl battle the evil giants.

Disney, Weinstein to Adapt Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl for the Big Screen (July 30, 2013): Disney and Harvey Weinstein have announced plans to bring Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl to the big screen.

John Grisham's Calico Joe to be Adapted Into Motion Picture (June 13, 2012): The Hollywood Reporter reports that Joe Chrisham's bestselling baseball novel, Calico Joe, will be made into a motion picture by Chris Columbus' 1942 Pictures.

Charlie Kaufman to Adapt Chaos Walking YA Series into Feature Film (April 24, 2012): Deadline reports that Oscar winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Being John Malkovich) will adapt the first book in the Chaos Walking series into a new feature film.

James Patterson's Private Book Series Being Adapted for Television (April 19, 2012): Sonar Entertainment and James Patterson Entertainment announced they will produce a new television series based on Patterson's bestselling book series Private.

Preview of The Adventures of Tintin Video Game (August 26, 2011): AP's weekly Video Game Video previewed the The Adventures of Tintin game.

Film Adaption of Mr. Popper's Penguins Being Planned (April 5, 2010): Variety reports that Noah Baumbach and Ben Stiller are in talks discussing the possibility of adapting Mr.

Katherine Heigl Talks Stephanie Plum Role (March 20, 2010): Katherine Heigl has a message for Stephanie Plum fans.

Katherine Heigl is Stephanie Plum (February 9, 2010): It's been a very long wait for Janet Evanovich fans.

Philip Pullman Unhappy Over Future Film Prospects (December 16, 2009): British author Philip Pullman is extremely disappointed by the fact that it is unlikely that the last two movies in the His Dark Materials trilogy will ever be film.

Al Pacino to Star in Film Based on Macolm Gladwell's Blink (May 13, 2009): THR.

Filming Begins on The Run Diary (April 3, 2009): Filming has begun in Puerto Rico on The Rum Diary, the film adaptation of Hunter S.

Stop-Motion Film Celebrates 4th Estate's 25th Year (December 6, 2008): The entertaining stop-motion film called "This is Where We Live" was created by Apt Studio to celebrate the 25th anniversary of HarperCollins' imprint 4th Estate.