Posted on January 21, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Literary Hub has updates on two more bookish adaptations, with mixed feelings overall.

The writers there are optimistic about the TV version of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Booker Prize winner.

The novel follows a young British adventurer who looks to start a new life in New Zealand, where she finds not only drama but also romance.

The six-part TV series is set to premiere February 14 on Starz; take a look at the trailer below to see whether it’s worthy of your Valentine’s Day schedule.

Lit Hub is more leery about the adaptation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise

According to Production Weekly, Netflix is producing the adaptation, which will star Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig and which will begin filming in June.

The casting isn’t what gives Lit Hub pause, though — it’s the director, Noah Baumbach. 

Film enthusiasts should head over to see why Emily Temple is so nervous about the pairing of Baumbach and DeLillo.

The book blurb for White Noise describes it as a “satire of mass culture and the numbing effects of technology”; the protagonist is a professor of Hitler studies whose life is upended by an industrial accident’s lethal black cloud.

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