Books and video games are always being made into movies--A fresh batch:
*Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Shooter) will direct a big screen adaptation of the french graphic novel "Miss: Better Living Through Crime says Variety.
Nola and Slim are two unlikely partners in crime in the early 1900s in New York. Nola is a poor white girl who has learned to survive since being expelled from an orphanage. Slim is a black pimp with an uncertain past, trying to keep one foot out of the grave. They soon forge a partnership as killers for hire.
John Ridley, who recently wrote George Lucas' Red Tails is adapting the script and Spike Lee will be executive producing.
*A film version of Scott O B Brown's 2007 graphic novel "Nightfall" is headed for the big screen reports Variety.
The story centers on a man who finds out just how bad life can get when he discovers that the prison he just entered is controlled by vampires.
*Mark Sable's comic book "Unthinkable" is on its way to cinemas as well reports the Heat Vision blog.
The action thriller centres on a brilliant man who was recruited just after the September 11 attacks of 2001 into a government think tank consisting of America's most imaginative minds and tasked with dreaming up wild scenarios for possible attacks on U.S. soil. Years after the think tank was disbanded, the attacks the man concocted begin to occur, and he becomes the only one who can stop them. But the government has become his pursuer.
*Scottish actor Kevin McKidd tells The New York Post that "there are talks of a feature film" based on the hit video game series "Call of Duty".
Mckidd, who provides the the voice for Captain "Soap" McTavish character in both the 'Modern Warfare' entries in the series, adds that he'd definitely consider tackling his character in the flesh - "if the script is good, and Gerard [Butler] isn't available, then absolutely."
The latest game in the series, "Modern Warfare 2" was released across all platforms last week worldwide and took in $310 million in North America and the U.K. alone on its first day.
*Lauren McLaughlin's young-adult book series "Cycler" has been optioned for the big screen says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows Jill, a suburban teenager who for four days each month turns into Jack, complete with male anatomy and 17-year-old-boy fantasies. Jill has maintained her life of ordinary teenage worries, such as going to the prom and dealing with crush, but that changes when Jack, tired of being locked in his room, begins to escape, causing damage to her social life.
*Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce films based on Michael Scott's six-part fantasy novel series "The Immortal Nicholas Flamel" reports Variety.
The story follows fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh as they adventure across several continents with the immortal alchemyst of the title, Nicholas Flamel. They soon find themselves caught up in an age-old battle between good and evil as they race across America learning the ancient ways of magic.
"Kyle XY" creator Eric Bress adapted the script. The fourth book in the series, The Necromancer hits stores next year.