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Eason’s David O’Callaghan: Before The Movie Came the Book

Eason’s David O’Callaghan: Before The Movie Came the Book

Eason children’s buyer and pop-culture-vulture David O’Callaghan (aka. The Shepherd) is extolling his wisdom over on the Eason blog. Namely the MASSIVE number of awesome book to movie adaptations coming down the line - with, as he points out, every major studio having a teen novel in its pocket.

The Class of 2013/14 is looking pretty awesome.

O’Callaghan’s first batch of picks? Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters, Mortal Instruments: City Of BonesHow I Live Now, Ender’s Game and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

But wait - there’s more - what with Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars, Seventh Son (Spook’s Apprentice), The Book Thief, Vampire Academy and The Chaos Walking Trilogy all to come.

Go on, follow the herd and read The Shepherd’s wise words! 

Walking Dead: 400 Days

Walking Dead: 400 Days

Fan of The Walking Dead? You’ll want to be playing 400 Days.

TellTale’s massive success with The Walking Dead game is down to incredible storytelling - and the whopping expansion The Walking Dead: 400 Days doesn’t let the tradition down. This time following five survivors over the course of the first 400 days of zombie attacks you’re sucked in immediately - with the option to play one of the characters - there’s no order to the episodic games, you can choose which to play first and last, with each story falling at a different stage in the outbreak - Vince starts at Day 2 of the outbreak.

Something worth noting - not every part of 400 Days is Zombie-fuelled. In some of the stories the focus is heavier on survivors and the undead rarely appear. That said, you won’t be disappointed.

The game is a clever tool to bridge seasons 1 and 2, with the story of the first TV season feeding the narrative in 400 days and the outcomes in gameplay will feature in season 2 of the TV series.

Confused? Excited? Me too. Check out 400 Days!

Fifth Estate Trailer

Fifth Estate Trailer

The first look at  The Fifth Estate went live yesterday - Assange looks a lot like a hero in it, but it’s hard to tell how blurry the lines will get in the final film.

Comic-Con 2013

Comic-Con 2013

San Diego Comic Con is back. BIGGER than ever… as the con has moved from geek-fandom to a centre stage entertainment tannoy - here are some highlights!


TV:  the final series of both Dexter and Breaking Bad will be playing out with a bang! While stalwarts Game of Thrones and Supernatural are at the top of their game and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be splashed just about EVERYWHERE.

FILM: Expect to see some RoboCop bashing (the pics leaked so far haven’t inspired much hope, but maybe, just maybe) and there’ll be more Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Marvel Studios will be spilling the beans on what is to come. Comic Con will be centre-stage for Warner Bros. to announce any new plans for DC projects too - Justice League, maybe?

Gravity will get people talking - with Cuarón in for the duration to talk about the space epic - and The World’s End team will be around with Simon Pegg, Nick frost and Edgar Wright all on hand.  With animation taking over the box office this summer - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs previews will be getting a licking.

But wait there’s more - with Ender’s Game and Riddick both landing later this year - the creative teams will be making lots of noise. The Ender’s Game political posters alone should be whetting your appetite.


Thor 2. It hits later this year - and Thor: The Dark World will be teasing fans all week. (And there should be some Doctor Strange announcements, Ant Man and some first looks at the new Captain America)

300: Rise of an Empire was previewed over the weekend - so expect some blood spilling and ass kicking.

There is no telling where The LEGO Movie will go. But expect it to be AMAZING.

Divergent and City of Bones. Both adaptations are landing in the very near future with both making waves.

One favourite comic series - Gervioux’s I, Frankenstein - has been getting some coverage - but not much as of yet - but expect there to be LOTS as the pic of Aaron Eckhart moves across the web.

With Pacific Rim making headlines - the Godzilla remake will no doubt be making waves and flashing green flames across Con all week too! Preview posters are appearing everywhere so there’ll be lost more to hear!

Tome Cruise is making headlines with the news that his new feature is coming to Comic Con - with a new name - Edge of Tomorrow - and lots of pics/footage to share.


Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries’ conversation between Edgar Wright, Alfonso Cuarón, and Marc Webb will make one incredible panel. Forget the gossip, hype and madness, these three directors talking for an hour is more exciting than almost any exclusive footage.

Fox haven’t announced their slate so expect BIG things to come.

Matt Smith is taking a lap of honour before winding up his time as Doctor Who.