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From Book To Film: A Look At Steve McQueen's Upcoming Adaptation Of '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 17, 2013 6:37 PM
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NOTE: If you don't like spoilers, I strongly suggest that you skip this entire post. I don't give everything away, and we don't even really know with certainty how different the film will be from the novel. But just a precaution.

ReShonda Tate Billingsley's 'Let The Church Say Amen' Optioned For BET Original, Regina King Directs

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • July 4, 2012 3:53 PM
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According to author ReShonda Tate Billingsby, winner of the Gold Pen Award for Best New Author for My Brother's Keeper, her 2005 novel Let The Church Say Amen will be adapted as a BET Original film, which is set to be directed by actress Regina King and produced by Queen Latifah's Flava Unit Company.

Could "Windward Heights" (Afro-Caribbean Version of Brontë Novel) Ever Get Adapted To The Screen?

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 28, 2012 9:15 PM
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He quickly got up and with eyes full of tears protested wildly:

Kasi Lemmons Set To Helm "On Beauty" Based On Zadie Smith Novel

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • March 27, 2012 6:56 PM
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Some exciting news for fans of Lemmons and author Zadie Smith!

6 Out of 9 Best Picture Nominees Were Based On Novels (Where's My Octavia Butler Adaptation?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 27, 2012 12:05 PM
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Last Friday, February 24th, 2012 marked the 6th year since Hugo and Nebula award winner, Octavia Butler, died from a stroke at just 58 years old (she died February 24th, 2006).

From Book To Film - A Look At Steve McQueen's Upcoming Adaptation Of "12 Years A Slave" (Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 6, 2012 5:37 PM
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It's a short read (but not necessarily quick, given the overly formal, even ponderous prose), and a relatively straightforward story: free black man in early 1800s is kidnapped and sold into slavery, where he spends 12 years, until he's freed again.

Walter Mosley Talks Deals w/ HBO, NBC, TNT, Adapting "Leonid McGill," "Easy Rawlins," "Fearless Jones"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 27, 2012 1:31 PM
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It was recently announced that a TV drama series based on Walter Mosley's fictional African American private investigator Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins, was in the works for the NBC network.

Danny Glover, Sophie Okonedo & Chiwetel Ejiofor In Talks To Star In Adaptation Of Edwidge Danticat's "The Dew Breaker"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 8, 2011 10:50 PM
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Damn... this would be one hell of a cast, and film, given the deep, complex material the author is famous for, and that they'll be given to work with.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Will Hunt Monsters In "Monster Hunter’s Survival Guide"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 18, 2011 5:20 PM
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Yeah... so... about what I said regarding Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson taking a little bit of a break from movies, given that, between how much we've seen of him in the last year, and how much we will see of him in the next; a total of about 10 films...

Watch Trailer For Jean-Jacques Annaud's "Black Gold"; Co-Starring Eriq Ebouaney, Liya Kebede

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • November 1, 2011 4:32 AM
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An adaptation of Hans Reusch's novel The Great Thirst, Jean-Jacques Annaud's epic adventure film, Black Gold, tells the story of the rivalry between two Emirs in Arabia in the 1930's just as oil is being discovered, and the rise of a young, dynamic leader who unites the various tribes of the desert kingdoms.