Category: Book to Box Office

B2BO: We3

Book to Box Office: We3 Based On: We3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely Expected Release Date: None. Instead, we’re considering how a film version might work. Director: None, though we have a suggestion. Summary: From the publisher: With nervous systems amplified to match their terrifying mechanical exoskeletons, the members of Animal Weapon 3 (WE3) have the firepower of a battalion between them. But they are just the program’s prototypes, and now that their testing is complete, they’re slated to be permanently “decommissioned,” causing them to seize their one chance to make a desperate run for freedom. Relentlessly pursued by their makers, the WE3 team...

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Book to Box Office: Gerald’s Game

Book to Box Office: Gerald’s Game Based On: Gerald’s Game by Stephen King Expected Release Date: Netflix TBA 2017 Director: Mike Flanagan Summary: When Jessie’s husband, Gerald, dies in the midst of their sex games, she’s left handcuffed to a bed in a cabin in the woods where she must struggle to survive while confronting the horrors of her past and a stranger who comes by moonlight. Working For It: By now you’ve heard us praise Mike Flanagan time and time again. He’s displayed his ability to handle interesting and character driven stories with narrative twists and neat visual...

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Book to Box Office: Prince of Cats

Book to Box Office: Prince of Cats  Based on: Prince of Cats by Ron Wimberly Expected Release Date: N/A Directed by: N/A Summary: Prince of Cats is a retelling of Romeo & Juliet from the point of view of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin and the titular prince of cats. The action starts before the play and we get to see what happened in Tybalt’s life to make him the angry and violent young man of the original play. Also, the whole book is set in 1983 Brooklyn, mostly written in iambic pentameter, infused with ’80s hip hop style, and written and drawn by design...

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B2BO: The Handmaid’s Tale

Book to Box Office: The Handmaid’s Tale Based on: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, 1985 Expected Release Date: April 26, 2017 Created by: Bruce Miller Summary: From the publisher: “Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the...

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Book to Box Office: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Book to Box Office: We Have Always Lived in the Castle Based On: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Expected Release Date: TBA 2017 Director: Stacie Passon Summary: Merricat Blackwood lives with her older sister Constance and wheelchair-bound Uncle Julian in isolation from their village after several members of their family died from arsenic poisoning. For years, Merricat’s magic has seemingly protected their family from harm, but the arrival of Cousin Charles threatens their small family and the dark secret they’ve been hiding. Working For It: Shirley Jackson is widely considered to be one of...

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