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Jordan Peele to Produce HBO Series ‘Lovecraft Country’ With J.J. Abrams, Misha Green
Jordan Peele will executive produce the new series “Lovecraft Country,” which has been ordered straight-to-series at HBO, Variety has confirmed. Based on the book of the same name by Ma…
By Joe Otterson

This is an excellent book, and I’d really love to see this as a successful series.
‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Teams With WBTV, HBO & Bad Robot For ‘Lovecraft Country’ Drama Series; Misha Green Writing
EXCLUSIVE: Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is teaming with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television on Lovecraft Country, a one-hour drama that has…
By Mike Fleming Jr

Okay so it’s not going to be Guillermo del Toro, like I hoped, but OH MY GOD LOVECRAFT COUNTRY IS COMING TO TV YESSSSSSSS~! 

John Carter had been a captain in the Army of Northern Virginia before becoming a Martian warlord. ‘A Confederate officer?’ Atticus’s father had said, appalled. 'That’s the hero?’ When Atticus tried to suggest it wasn’t that bad since technically John Carter was an ex-Confederate, his father scoffed: ‘Ex-Confederate? What’s that, like an ex-Nazi? The man fought for slavery! You don’t get to put an “ex-” in front of that!’

Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country

Still thinking about this book.

Oh wow, so you folks came through with a wonderful number of recs (many of which I’d already read and enjoyed, which bodes well for the rest!), so I’m gonna compile them (and update if need be) here for anyone who’s in a similar what-to-read spiral.

Followers’ sci-fi/fantasy faves:

  • Aaronovich, Ben (Rivers of London series)
  • Addison, Katherine (The Goblin Emperor)
  • Bach, Ari (Valhalla series)
  • Bacigalupi, Paolo (The Windup Girl)
  • Bardugo, Leigh
  • Beagle, Peter (Tamsin)
  • Bennett, Robert (Divine Cities series)
  • Bujold, Lois (Vorkosigan saga)
  • Butcher, Jim (Dresden Files series, Codex Alera series)
  • Chambers, Becky
  • Chant, Austin
  • Corey, James (The Expanse series)
  • Cranor, Jeffrey (Welcome to Night Vale: A Novel)
  • Delint, Charles
  • Doyle, Debra (Mageworlds series)
  • Duane, Diane (Young Wizards series)
  • Erikson, Steven (Malazan Book of the Fallen series)
  • Flanagan, John (Ranger’s Apprentice series, Brotherband Chronicles series)
  • Flewelling, Lynn (Nightrunners)
  • Flint, Eric (March series)
  • Gaiman, Neil (Anansi Boys)
  • Gladstone, Max
  • Griffin, Kate (A Madness of Angels)
  • Hines, Jim (Princess series, Magic Ex Libris series)
  • Jemisin, N.K. (Inheritance trilogy, Broken Earth series, The Killing Moon)
  • Jones, Tamara (Dubric Byerly series)
  • Lack, Jessica (Superior)
  • Landy, Derek (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • Leckie, Ann (Imperial Radch series)
  • Lee, Yoon Ha (Ninefox Gambit)
  • McGuire, Seanan
  • McKillip, Patricia
  • Moon, Elizabeth (Vatta’s War series, Familias Regnant series)
  • Moore, Moira (Hero series)
  • North, Claire
  • Novik, Naomi (His Majesty’s Dragon, Uprooted)
  • Paver, Michelle (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness)
  • Pierce, Tamora
  • Pratchett, Terry (Discworld series)
  • Rothfuss, Patrick
  • Rowland, Laura (Sano Ichiro series)
  • Ruff, Matt (Lovecraft Country)
  • Sanderson, Brandon (Stormlight Archive series, Warbreaker)
  • Scalzi, John
  • Schwabs, V.E.
  • Shepherd, Mike (Kris Longknife series)
  • Valente, Cat (Fairyland series)
  • VanderMeer, Jeff (Southern Reach trilogy)
  • Weis, Margaret (Mag Force 7 series)

fool on the hill by matt ruff

i remember how i got a copy of this book and, yeah, i own one with this exact cover. i was on my way home for a long weekend. i had to catch a ferry ride that was leaving in about thirty minutes, but i was absolutely determined not to leave this secondhand bookstore without buying anything. so i just grabbed the first paperback with a cover that caught my eye, paid for it, then raced for the boat. the weather was awful and one of my friends traveling with me got sick. but i barely noticed because i was too busy reading about a god who writes without paper, a man in love with love, a dog and a cat looking for heaven, a black knight called ragnarok, and magic coming to life in the most ordinary places.

Memory makes the difference. There are facts everyone knows, but memories, and the feelings they evoke, are unique to individual souls. Memories can be described, but can never truly be shared; and knowledge that is bound up in especially strong memories cant be shared either.
—  Andrew Gage (Set This House in Order by Matt Ruff) 

Mark Ruffalo & Matt Bomer The Normal Heart photoshoot for THR (April 2014)

“I said to Ryan. ’Aren’t we at the age when a gay actor should be playing this?’ He made it clear to me that attitude wasn’t in the spirit of the film.” - Mark Ruffalo

To lose weight to play an AIDS victim, Bomer left his family for a few weeks that were “really monastic and solitary — to create the physical reality of what Felix was going through." - Matt Bomer

Margot Robbie Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros and will produce female-driven movies!

The Aussie actress already has two projects set at her studio, including a spinoff for her ‘Suicide Squad’ character Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie is setting down roots at Warner Bros.

The Aussie actress is signing a first-look deal with the studio behind her summer Suicide Squad to develop and produce feature films through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

Producing and developing with Robbie will be her LuckyChap partners Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara and Sophia Kerr.

Robbie, whose breakout performance came in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, is only 26 years old but has quickly grasped control of her career in a way few actors, especially female actors, do, steadily wading into the world of producing.

Robbie and LuckyChap are in post-production on their first movie as producers, the upcoming neo noir thriller Terminal. LuckyChap also is developing and producing a Tonya Harding biopic, I, Tonya, where the actress will play the disgraced figure skater, and is developing an adaptation of Bad Monkeys, a novel by Matt Ruff, along with with Bluegrass Films’ Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark for Universal Pictures.

Warner Bros. has built a relationship with the actress, who has starred in Focus and The Legend of Tarzan for the studio before becoming one of the key factors as to why Suicide Squad grossed over $700 million worldwide.

The actress already has two projects set at Warners: a Suicide Squad spinoff for her character Harley Quinn (as well as other DC heroines) that she will executive produce and an adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s Queen of the Air to which she is attached to star.

The first-look deal underlines Warner Bros.’ renewed focus on female-driven storytelling and comes after some notables moves from the Burbank-based studio.

It created the Warner Bros. Emerging Film Directors Workshop earlier this year as a program to increase female voices, among other under-represented sectors, which was spearheaded by the studio’s president, creative development and worldwide production Greg Silverman.

Warners has Wonder Woman, based on DC’s iconic female superhero, coming out next year and was firm in its commitment to find a female director for that movie. And it is prepping Ocean’s Ocho, a female-centric take on Ocean’s 11 that will feature an A-list female ensemble.

Robbie is repped by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Jeff Bernstein of Jackoway Tyerman.