Heathers writer and Mean Girls director teaming up for the undead…

We've been excited about the big-screen adaptation of Richelle Mead's fabulous and fun Vampire Academy series, about a half-vampire teen training to be a bodyguard for her noble vamp best friend, ever since Don Murphy and Michael Preger announced they would be producing the films, but we worried the movies might dumb… » 2/02/13 8:00am 2/02/13 8:00am

New World War Z trailer looks like 2012 with zombies

The new trailer for the much-troubled World War Z is out. And yes, there's a lot of Brad Pitt, and yes, there are zombies. But in lieu of fascinating political drama and heartbreaking tales of survival, we get a Roland Emmerich-worthy disaster flick, with reanimated bodies in lieu of earthquakes and rising tides. » 11/08/12 4:20pm 11/08/12 4:20pm

10 Science Fiction Novels That Will Definitely Never Be Movies

So they actually did it: They turned the sprawling, insane Cloud Atlas into a movie, one that actually makes the book look straightforward and uncontroversial. It just goes to show, no matter how unconventional or sprawling a book is, there's a way to adapt that sucker into a movie. Except sometimes, no. » 10/30/12 10:00am 10/30/12 10:00am

Hope Larson's A Wrinkle in Time comic is a love letter to the original

Say what you will about Twilight, but its fans deserved better than the hatchet job of a comic adaptation it received. Encouraged by the burgeoning YA comics market, some publishers have put out hastily adapted comic book versions of successful prose novels that will appeal only to the most die-hard of fans. » 10/07/12 10:00am 10/07/12 10:00am

Watch the trailer for a full-length Hobbit movie made by school kids

There's yet another Hobbit trailer out this week, but this one isn't for Peter Jackson's three-part epic. Instead, it's for a 90-minute Hobbit adaptation filmed by and starring the students of the Tower House preparatory school. See how a 13-year-old's Bilbo Baggins measures up to Martin Freeman's. » 9/22/12 8:00am 9/22/12 8:00am

Brutal Battle Royale TV show could be coming to the CW

Now that The Hunger Games is a huge hit on the big screen, it's no surprise that production teams are mining other brutal teen competition properties. We've already seen the CW working on an adaptation of Kiera Cass' The Selection, which has a similar reality TV show theme. But now the network is mulling something… » 7/28/12 7:30am 7/28/12 7:30am

Does the Battle Royale stage play take the kids-killing-kids trope too…

While American audiences are waiting for The Hunger Games to blaze into movie theaters, Filipino audiences are getting a different sort of dystopian theater experience. A theater troupe has adapted Battle Royale for the stage, but there's something uncomfortable about watching teenagers pretend to kill each other… » 2/29/12 2:00pm 2/29/12 2:00pm