Previews of the fall movie season are on their way; Entertainment Weekly‘s arrives on stands and the Web tomorrow (with New Moon on the cover, of course).
This upcoming season features even more major movies based on books than last year. We’re tracking 27 titles based on books, graphic novels, or, in one case, a short story, arriving in theaters between September and Christmas.
Links to the available trailers are on the right (under “Books to Movies — Trailers”).
We’ve also added two new listings:
- In Production — titles that are currently filming (such as Eat, Pray, Love, starring Julia Roberts, which is currently tying up traffic in my Brooklyn neighborhood) or scheduled for filming.
- Announced — titles that are in development. It includes some that may be “Lost in Production,” reminding us that the journey from buying rights to a film appearing in theaters is often incomplete.
Below are titles we’ve added recently to the fall list (for complete list, check Scheduled — with Tie-ins):
You’ve got to check out the trailer for The Informant; here’s hoping the movie lives up to it.
Sept 18, 2009
Movie Title: The Informant
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Matt Damon, Melanie Lynskey
Based on: The Informant by Kurt Eichenwald
Sept 25, 2009: Limited
Oct 16, 2009: Wide
Movie Title: I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Director: Bob Gosse
Starring: Traci Lords, Jess Bradford, Matt Czuchry
Based on : I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max
The trailer for Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, Whip It, has been flying around the Web this week.
OCT 16, 2009
Movie Title: Whip It
Director: Drew Barrymore
Starring: Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Zoe Bell, Alia Shawkat
Based on: Derby Girl by Shauna Cross
The Road was rescheduled so many times that the tie-in came out last fall with no movie to tie-in to. No matter, it became a bestseller, leaving you to wonder if it’s the movie that sells the book or just that fact that the book is rejacketed and displayed front of stores.
OCT 16, 2009
Movie Title: The Road
Director: John Hilcoat
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall, Garret Billahunt
Based on: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Nov 6, 2009
Movie Title: The Men Who Stare at Goats
Director: Grant Heslof
Starring: Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor
Based on: The Men Who Stare at Goats (2004) by Jon Ronson
NOV 20, 2009
Movie Title: The Blind Side
Director: John Lee Hancock
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates, Rhoda Griffis, Tim McGraw
Based on: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, Michael Lewis
Dec 12, 2009
Movie Title: Black Mass
Director: Jim Sheridan
Based on: Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill
No tie-in listed yet.