27/08/2012 by David Maybury · No Comments
The week is just cranking up - with most of the country under a miserable deluge of wind and rain - so we're here to distract you with some of the latest news from the book world.
The Guardian editorial team are no doubt recovering from a busy few weeks as the Edinburgh Book Festival winds down - but that didn't slow them down over the weekend! Check out their interview with Shaun Tan and Julia Eccleshare's picture book roundup.
Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones starts shooting in a just a few weeks - and is scheduled for release in less than 12 months (August 24 2013 to be precise!) The international bestselling series is hoping to join the pantheon of screen adaptation successes - alongside the Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter series. Ireland's Robert Sheehan, Aidan Turner and newly announced Jonathan Rhys Myers (playing Simon Lewis and Valentine Morgenstern) are all excited to be part of the cast alongside Lily Collins (Clary) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Jace).
The Inis team had some other sneak peeks last week - seeing snippets of Dreamworks' BFG (very exciting!) and catching an early screening of Stephen Chbosky's Perks of being a Wallflower. Chbosky has improved everything about the story and his film adaptation of Perks is heartbreaking, smart and devastatingly watchable.
Want more? Check out our latest reviews - including Pauline McLynn's Jenny Q, Stitched Up and Sue Cowing's creepy Call me Drog.