March 20, 2011

Books to Film News

Although I'm sure most would agree that the films and TV mini-series are usually never as good as the book, that doesn't stop me from eagerly awaiting releases of these adaptations.  Recently I watched The Pillars of the Earth miniseries, which was I thought was really good, though I haven't yet read the book even though I own it. I will one day!

A new screen adaptation of Jane Eyre was just released and I'm gasping to watch it, though I have to finish the school term first!

I've noticed two other announcements of upcoming adaptions that I am SUPER excited about.  First is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. This was an amazing novel, one of my all-time favourites actually, which is slated to be released in July 15, 2011 in the United States. Here is article from Shelf Awareness.

The second adaptation is... Labyrinth by Kate Mosse to be released in spring of 2012. This one is going to be awesome. It will be a four-hour TV miniseries actually and filmed by the same production team as The Pillars of the Earth, so I have high expectations. Here is the article from Shelf Awareness.

I recommend the daily newsletter by Shelf Awareness as a great resource to follow to keep up to date on the latest media, movie and book news.


  1. I love Jane Eyre and I always love when there is another TV adaptation. I didn't realise that Pillars of Earth was made into a mini series. I hope we get both of those over in the UK.


  2. I hope you do too. It was awesome. Its out on DVD here in Canada and America and I see its on the website.

    You know if they would publish a book on the Downtown Abbey series I would buy it in a heartbeat!