Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Brief But Interesting Pub News

So just some things I've come across on the web today:

Katherine Heigl to star in the movie adaptation of Gabaldon's Outlander? Could be. She's up next in One for the Money as the beloved Stephanie Plum. I think if she can pull it off and please the multitude of Janet E fans, she might be capable of anything. Here's the article with the teensy Outlander nod.

Tim Burton to direct Abe Lincoln. What?! I certainly hope so. Rumor has it that Burton is set to produce the film version of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

I checked out the American remake of Let the Right One In this weekend. More on that in another post, but I hadn't realized that it was a Hammer film. Hammer, a horror production co that's been defunct for a while now has been revived. Let Me In is just the first of the new films slated to hit screens in the coming months AND (and this is a big and for horror fans) they've teamed up with Random House to release a line of horror novels as well! Sweet! Here's more. Seems to be the UK division of RH, but we can hope the books make it across the pond, no?

(movie news hiding in here) I don't know about you, but I'm particularly fond of John Carpenter's The Thing. Something about creepy creatures in the snow... Anywho, there's a prequel set for release next year. We'll have to see how it turns out, but I'll be in line to see it for sure (if it gets theater distribution, that is).

1 comment:

Becky LeJeune said...

Aaaand, just a bit more. Per Vicki Pettersson on her Supernatural Underground post today, Outlander is free on Kindle download right now at Amazon. Check out Pettersson's post and hit the link there if you can't find the freebie. Not sure how long the promo will last.