Friday, February 02, 2018

Friday, February 02, 2018 8:25 am by Cristina in , , , , , ,    No comments
Deadline reports that the TV adaptation rights to the forthcoming novel by Michael Stuart, Ill Will: The Untold Story of Heathcliff, have been acquired by Kudos.
Kudos has preemptively acquired TV adaptation rights to the forthcoming Wuthering Heights companion book, Ill Will. Author Michael Stewart’s story answers the question of what happened to Heathcliff, Emily Brontë’s enigmatic anti-hero who disappears mid-way through her 1847 classic. Kudos is developing a drama series to be executive produced by the company’s Emma Kingsman-Lloyd and Diederick Santer.
A neo-gothic novel, Ill Will offers up the missing piece of the puzzle about Wuthering Heights‘ tortured romantic: Where does Heathcliff, the ‘uncouth stable boy,’ go when he disappears from the moors halfway through the story? And what happened to him that he should return three years later a stupendously wealthy and educated man, primed to take revenge upon the Earnshaw family?
Billed as an epic journey, the drama series will explore the new narrative in combination with Brontë’s enduring work.
Kudos’ Kingsman-Lloyd says, “Heathcliff has always been a powerfully alluring figure. Michael Stewart’s brilliantly atmospheric and clever story gives us a provocative and profound insight into this well-loved hero and answers the question that has haunted fans for generations. I am delighted we are finally able to bring Heathcliff’s full, remarkably compelling story to life.”
Ill Will will be published on March 22 by HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins. Stewart’s other credits include the award-winning play Karry Owky and novel, King Crow. The TV rights deal for Ill Will was signed by Sue Swift, Head of Literary Acquisitions for Kudos. (Nancy Tartaglione)
Also on C21 Media.

In The Guardian, Blake Morrison reviews the book Yorkshire: A Lyrical History of England’s Greatest County by Richard Morris.
Morris gives a fascinating account of the episode (and of the experience of other COs [conscientious objectors]), before moving on, in the same chapter, to discuss railways, coal mines, the Brontës and the recent discovery of the grave of a Saxon princess.
iNews interviews Lily Cole about reading and writing.
What are you currently reading? Hot Milk by Deborah Levy. I am also re-reading Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (for the hundredth time). (Alice Jones)
According to Revista Love (Spain), Wuthering Heights is one of 6 novels to fall in love reading.
6. Cumbres Borrascosas
Un clásico envuelto en pasión y amor que nadie debería perderse. Conocer la figura del atormentado Heathcliff. Los paisajes sombríos y llenos de bruma el escenario donde se desarrolla esta historia de pasión, venganza y odio. Una obra singular y atractiva de amores desesperados que perdura en el tiempo. Una edición que conmemora el centenario de su autora. (Maite Matallana) (Translation)
Both Craven Herald and Gettysburg Times recommend a trip to Haworth for Emily Brontë's bicentenary. Coventry Observer features the campaign 'Bring George Eliot Home' which is about how she deserves to have her former home turned into a museum like the Brontë Parsonage Museum or something similar. Anika entre libros (Spain) posts about Agnes Grey. The Brontë Babe posts about Charlotte's tale The Search After Happiness, written when she was 13 years old.

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