As you might have known, this week an officially licensed game set in the HBO version of the Game of Thrones universe was released. Naturally as a fan, I checked it out - and while I enjoyed it, I was jarred by how much it felt like it was just a retread of stories Game of Thrones had already told.
Ancient Europeans were lactose intolerant for 5,000 years after switching over to agriculture. DNA extracted from skulls dating from 5,700 BC to 800 BC shows that Europeans carried the genes for lactose intolerance. But that didn't stop them from eating dairy products like milk and cheese for 4,000 years. The study…
The disappointing changes made in the on-screen adaptations from some of our favorite books have been well catalogued. But what about the times when the on-screen adaptation diverted from its source material, for the best?
Game of Thrones' book reading fans were given a bit of a shock yesterday when set pictures from the TV show's upcoming season revealed another huge change from the source material - but amid the concern, there was some hope. Sometimes, change can do us all some good when it comes to adapting our favourite works.
Movie adaptations always require a few changes from their source material. Sometimes those changes can result in a totally new and wonderful experience—and sometimes they're just plain terrible. Which alteration is the very worst?
There are some books that we can't wait to see as movies, and then there are some that we really only want to see unspool across seasons on television. Which are the book series that you hope to see make it to the little screen, but not to the theater?
When it comes to evading hungry predators, prey animals have no shortage of tricks — things like like camouflage, prickly defenses — and a hell of a lot of speed. But they’ve also evolved some lesser known strategies as well. Here are some ingenious ways prey animals avoid becoming a delicious meal.
We haven't heard anything lately about the Wrinkle in Time movie that was announced a year ago, but at least cartoonist Hope Larson (Mercury) is adapting it into a graphic novel in time for its 50th anniversary next year.
The "Mexploitation" action flick — which sprang from one of Grindhouse's fake trailers — will get both a prequel comic and an ongoing series from IDW starting in September. Awesome. The only problem: They picked the wrong Grindhouse character.
Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black is adapting Matt Kindt's somber, moving graphic novel 3 Story — about a man who can't stop growing, told by the three women in his life — for Warner Bros.
The author of this oral history of the zombie apocalypse, Max Brooks, confirms that the film adaptation is still very much alive — or very much undead.
James A. Owen's The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica posits a world in which the fantasy authors knew each other as young men and explored imaginary worlds. About time it's gonna be a movie.
Why is Warners spending millions of dollars to adapt a Japanese novel you've never heard of? Well, because it sounds awesome.
Is this really the first piece of concept art from Ridley Scott's movie of Joe Haldeman's The Forever War?
Artist Adam Brockbank has posted a vast array of the concept illustrations he did for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, ranging from the Weasleys' whimsical toys to the gruesome Inferi... along with a scene that didn't make the movie.