- Narnia: The Silver Chair
2. Grimm’s David Giuntoli and Bitsie Tulloch engaged
3. Sales of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE pass 70 million
1. CS Lewis’s magical realm of Narnia is to return to the big screen with a film of his 1953 novel, The Silver Chair.
The film follows versions of the three previous books in the Narnia series.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe came out in 2005, followed by Prince Caspian in 2008 and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010.
Sony-owned TriStar Pictures is joining The Mark Gordon Company, The CS Lewis Company and Entertainment One to make the film, according to Deadline.
Together, the previous three films in the Chronicles of Narnia series have made more than $1.58 billion (£1.2 billion) at the worldwide box office. READ MORE
2. Elizabeth ‘Bitsie’ Tulloch and David Giuntoli have confirmed that they are engaged to be married.
The actor, 36, who plays the lead in the NBC fantasy series, actually proposed to the actress, 35, in April.
‘We’ve just been quietly enjoying it,’ Giuntoli told Entertainment Tonight on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con.
3. Worldwide sales of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series on which the Game of Thrones TV series is based, have passed 70 million. Full Article Here
On 6 August 1996, HarperCollins published a book it expected to sell around 5,000 copies in hardback. A tour in the US to mark publication of the novel, A Game of Thrones, saw “modest” turnouts of readers, admits its author George RR Martin. At one stop-off, in St Louis, that number fell to zero.
“I actually drove four patrons out of the bookshop, allowing me to set my all-time ‘bad signing’ record at minus four,” Martin reminisces on his blog. Sales back in 1996 “were … well, OK. Solid. But nothing spectacular. No bestseller lists, certainly.”
Twenty years on, Martin has sold more than 70m copies of his A Song of Ice and Fire novels around the world. But Jane Johnson, Martin’s publisher at HarperCollins in the UK, says that while the first chapters of A Game of Thrones “blew me away” when she was asked to read them in 1993 by her boss. “The writing was sharp and witty and immediate; the range of characters – all full of life – was breathtaking, the world-building impressive, with all the dirty, gritty details that made you feel you were reading well-researched historical fiction rather than a made-up fantasy world. But most of all was that intoxicating tangle of sex and power.” Johnson “knew we had to have it”, but predictions for sales were not, at first, particularly high.