Fall 2005 Tie-Ins and Novelizations (Publishers Weekly)

Fall 2005 Tie-Ins and Novelizations (Publishers Weekly)


A Sound of Thunder
Starring Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack
Directed by Peter Hyams
Release Date September 2 (Warner Bros.)
Based on A Sound of Thunder and Other Stories by Ray Bradbury (Harper Perennial, Aug. 23; 40,000 trade paper)

Margaret Cho: Assassin
Starring Margaret Cho
Directed by Kerry Asmussen
Release Date September 2 (Regent)
Tie-in I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight by Margaret Cho (Riverhead, Oct. 20; 60,000 hardcover)

An Unfinished Life
Starring Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman
Directed by Lasse Hallstrom
Release Date September 9 (Miramax)
Based on the novel by Mark Spragg (Anchor, Aug. 9; 80,000 trade paper)

Everything Is Illuminated
Starring Elijah Wood
Directed by Liev Schreiber
Release Date September 16 (Warner Independent)
Based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer (Harper Perennial, June 28; 100,000 trade paper)

Starring Tilda Swinton, Vince Vaughn, Keanu Reeves
Directed by Mike Mills
Release Date September 16 (Sony Classics)
Based on the novel by Walter Kirn (Anchor, trade paper)

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern
Directed by Jane Anderson
Release Date September 23 (DreamWorks)
Based on the memoir by Terry Ryan (S&S/Pocket, Aug. 30; 125,000 trade paper and mass market)

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
Voices of Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson
Directed by Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Release Date September 23 (Warner Bros.)
Tie-in pictorial moviebook by Mark Salisbury (Newmarket, Nov.; 25,000 paper and hardcover)

Shaun of the Dead
Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Nick Frost
Directed by Edgar Wright
Release date September 24 (Rogue)
Tie-in comic book by Chris Ryall, ill. by Zach Howard (IDW, Issue #3 Sept.; Issue #4 Oct.)

Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus
Release Date September 27 (Lions Gate)
Tie-ins from Random House Books for Young Readers/Golden Books (Sept. 6): Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (90,000 picture book); Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus: A Storybook (275,000 pictureback); Magical Treasures (325,000 deluxe coloring book); Beyond the Clouds (300,000 paint box book); Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (250,000 Step Into Reading); Happily Ever After (40,000 movie storybook)

Directed by Dave McKean
Release Date September 30 (Sony/Columbia)
Tie-in graphic novella by Neil Gaiman, ill. by Dave McKean
(HarperCollins Children’s Books, Oct. 1; 250,000 hardcover)

Starring Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk
Directed by Joss Whedon
Release Date September 30 (Universal)
Tie-ins graphic novelization by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews, ill.
by Will Conrad and Laura Martin (Dark Horse Comics, Issue #1 Jul. 20; Issue #2 Aug. 17; Issue #3 Sept. 14; mass market); novelization by Keith R.A. De Candido (Pocket, Aug. 30; 75,000 mass market)

Oliver Twist
Starring Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jamie Foreman
Directed by Roman Polanski
Release Date September 30 (Sony)
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens (Modern Library, Sept. 6; 15,000 trade paper)

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper
Directed by Bennett Miller
Release date September 30 (Sony Classics)
Tie-ins Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke (Carroll & Graf, Sept. 15; trade paper); In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (Vintage)

What the Bleep Do We Know!?
Starring Marlee Matlin
Directed by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente
Release Date September (Samuel Goldwyn)
Tie-ins What the Bleep Do We Know!? by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse and Mark Vicente (HCI Books, Nov. 1; 100,000 hardcover); Beyond the Bleep by Alexandra Bruce (Disinformation, Sept.; paper)

The Greatest Game Ever Played
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Peter Firth
Directed by Bill Paxton
Release Date September (Walt Disney)
Tie-in by Mark Frost (Hyperion, Sept. 1; 50,000 trade paper)


In Her Shoes
Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Release Date October 7 (Fox)
Based on the novel by Jennifer Weiner (Atria/Pocket, Aug. 30; 200,000 trade paper, 300,000 mass market)

North Country
Starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek
Directed by Niki Caro
Release Date October 7 (Warner Bros.)
Based on Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler (Anchor, trade paper)

The Squid and the Whale
Starring Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Release Date October 7 (Samuel Goldwyn and Sony)
Tie-in The Squid and the Whale: The Shooting Script by Noah Baumbach noah(Newmarket, Oct.; 7,500 trade paper)

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-rabbit
Voices of Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by Steve Box and Nick Park
Release Date October 7 (DreamWorks)
Tie-ins from Price Stern Sloan (Sept.; combined 125,000): The Curse of the Were-rabbit (paperback novel); Wallace & Gromit’s Monstrously Scary Joke Book (paperback joke book); The Curse of the Were-rabbit (paperback graphic novel); The Dog Diaries (paperback fiction)

Where the Truth Lies
Starring Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman
Directed by Atom Egoyan
Release Date October 12 (Serendipity Point)
Based on the novel by Rupert Holmes (Random House, trade paper)

The Fog
Starring Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Tom Welling
Directed by Rupert Wainwright
Release date October 14 (Sony/Revolution)
Tie-in graphic novelization by Scott Allie, ill. by Todd Herman, cover art by Mike Mignola (Dark Horse Comics, Oct. 5; mass market)

Starring Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen, Vincent Cassel
Directed by Mikael Hafstrom
Release date October 21 (prod. by Di Bonaventura; dist. by Miramax, Buena Vista)
Based on the novel by James Siegel (Warner, Sept. 1; 244,000 trade paper and mass market)

The Legend of Zorro
Starring Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Giovanna Zacarias
Directed by Martin Campbell
Release Date October 28 (Sony/Columbia)
Novelization by Scott Ciencin (Morrow Avon/HarperEntertainment, Oct. 1; 125,000 mass market)

Romance & Cigarettes
Starring James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet
Directed by John Turturro
Release Date October (MGM)
Tie-in Romance & Cigarettes: The Shooting Script by John Turturro (Newmarket, Oct.; 7,500 trade paper)

Saw II
Starring Donnie Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date October (Lions Gate)
Tie-in graphic novelization Saw: Rebirth by Kris Oprisko, ill. by Renato Guedes (IDW, Oct.; trade paper)

Starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman
Directed by Anand Tucker
Release Date October (Touchstone/Buena Vista)
Based on the novel by Steve Martin (Hyperion, Sept. 14; 100,000 trade paper)


Bee Season
Starring Juliette Binoche, Richard Gere
Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Release Date November 4 (Fox Searchlight)
Based on the novel by Myla Goldberg (Anchor, trade paper)

Chicken Little
Voices of Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Amy Sedaris
Directed by Mark Dindal
Release Date November 4 (Buena Vista)
Tie-ins from Random House Books for Young Readers/Disney (Sept. 13): Chicken Little (200,000 Little Golden Book); The Big Game (400,000 pictureback); The Sky Is Falling! (400,000 Step Into Reading); Meet the Misfits! (150,000 reusable sticker book); Chicken Little (150,000 Read-Aloud Story Book); Chicken Little (150,000 junior novelization); Wish Upon a Star (525,000 color plus chunky crayons); Little Town Heroes (400,000 deluxe coloring book); Hometown Superstars (375,000 paint box book)

V for Vendetta
Starring Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving
Directed by James McTeigue
Release Date November 4 (Warner Bros.)
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore (Pocket Star, Sept. 27; 75,000 mass market)

Starring Lucas Black, Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by Sam Mendes
Release Date November 11 (Universal)
Based on the memoir by Anthony Swofford (Scribner/Pocket, Nov. 11/Oct. 1; 200,000 trade paper/450,000 mass market)

Starring Tim Robbins, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart
Directed by Jon Favreau
Release Date November 11 (Sony/Columbia)
Tie-ins from Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (Oct. 19): Zathura the Movie: Deluxe Storybook (150,000 paper-over-board picture book); Zathura the Movie: Brothers Together (75,000 early reader); Zathura the Movie: Zorgon’s Attack! (100,000 picture book); Zathura the Movie: Junior Novel (175,000 paper); Zathura the Movie: Sticker Book (150,000 paper); Zathura the Movie: Zathura Shadow Book-An Intergalactic Shadow-Casting Adventure (75,000 spiral bound)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Directed by Mike Newell
Release Date November 18 (Warner Bros.)
Tie-ins from Scholastic (Nov.; color & activity books): Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Poster Book; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Deluxe Sticker Book; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Book of Creatures: Create and Trace; Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Coloring Book

Pride & Prejudice
Starring Keira Knightley, Dame Judi Dench, Donald Sutherland
Directed by Joe Wright
Release Date November 18 (Focus Features)
Based on the novel by Jane Austen (Penguin, Aug.; trade paperback); (Flirting with Pride & Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit ed. by Jennifer Crusie (BenBella, Sept.; 7,500 trade paper)

Walk the Line
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin
Directed by James Mangold
Release Date November 18 (Fox)
Tie-ins Cash by Johnny Cash (HarperTorch, Nov. 1; 150,000 mass market); Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece by Michael Streissguth (Da Capo, Sept. 1; 20,000 trade paper)

The Ice Harvest
Starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen
Directed by Harold Ramis
Release Date November 23 (Focus Features)
Based on the novel by Scott Phillips (Ballantine, Oct. 4; 20,000 trade paper)

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
Directed by Robert Greenwald
Release Date November 13 (Brave New Films)
Tie-in companion book on the making of the movie by Greg Spotts (Disinformation, Nov.; paper)


Aeon Flux
Starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand
Directed by Karyn Kusama
Release Date December 8 (Paramount and MTV)
Tie-ins four-issue graphic novelization by Timothy Green II, ill. by Mike Kennedy (Dark Horse Comics, Issue #1 Aug. 24; mass market); graphic novel reprint Aeon Flux: The Herodotus File Created by Peter Chung, Written by Mark Mars & Eric Singer (Pocket/MTV, Dec.; 500,000 paper)

Brokeback Mountain
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
Directed by Ang Lee
Release Date December 9 (Focus Features)
Based on the novel by Annie Proulx (Scribner, Dec. 2; 10,000 hardcover, 100,000 trade paper)

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Starring Tilda Swinton, Jim Broadbent, voice of Rupert Everett
Directed by Andrew Adamson
Release Date December 9 (Walt Disney, Buena Vista)
Tie-ins from HarperCollins Children’s Books/HarperKidsEntertainment (Dec. 14): The Movie Storybook (250,000); The Quest for Aslan (300,000 chapter book); Tea with Mr. Tumnus (350,000 I Can Read); Welcome to Narnia (350,000 I Can Read); The Creatures of Narnia (350,000 8×8 format); Edmund and the White Witch (350,000 8×8 format); Step Into Narnia: A Journey Through The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (150,000 children’s companion to the original book); Beyond the Wardrobe: The Official Guide to Narnia (150,000 adult companion to the original series); The Chronicles of Narnia (activity book and gel pen 350,000); CN (350,000 coloring and activity book and magnets); The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (400,000 digest with 8- page color insert); LWW (400,000 mass market with 8-page color insert); LWW (200,000 trade paper with color insert); The Chronicles of Narnia (500,000 trade paper); CN Box Set (200,000 mass market); CN Box Set (200,000 trade paper)
Tie-ins from Harper San Francisco The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs (Oct. 1; 100,000 hardcover); The Chronicles of Narnia: The Official Illustrated Companion by Perry Moore (Nov. 1; 250,000 trade paper); Pocket Companion to Narnia: A Complete Guide to the Magical World of C.S. Lewis by Paul Ford (Jul. 1; 75,000 trade paper); Cameras in Narnia: How the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Came to Life by Ian Brodie (Nov. 1; 30,000 trade paper)
Other Tie-ins Inside The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (St. Martin’s Griffin, Nov. 1; 50,000 trade paper); Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles ed. by Shanna Caughey (BenBella, Oct.; 7,500 trade paper)

The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
Starring Asia Argento, Wynona Ryder, Marilyn Manson
Directed by Asia Argento
Release Date December 9 (Palm)
Based on the novel by JT Leroy (Bloomsbury, trade paper)

Memoirs of a Geisha
Starring Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh
Directed by Rob Marshall
Release Date December 9 (Sony/Columbia)
Based on the novel by Arthur Golden (Vintage, Nov. 8; 500,000 trade
paper, 750,000 mass market); Memoirs of a Geisha: A Portrait of the Film by Peggy Mulloy (Newmarket, Dec.; 25,000 hardcover)

King Kong
Starring Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts
Directed by Peter Jackson
Release Date December 14 (Universal)
Tie-ins from HarperCollins Children’s Books/ HarperKidsEntertainment (Dec. 13) King Kong: Kong’s Kingdom (250,000 8×8 format); King Kong: The Search for King Kong (250,000 8×8 format); King Kong: Meet Kong and Ann (250,000 I Can Read); King Kong: Journey to Skull Island (250,000 I Can Read); King Kong: Escape from Skull Island (200,000 chapter book); King Kong (250,000 coloring and activity book and crayons); King Kong (250,000 coloring and activity book and stickers); King Kong: Escape from Skull Island (200,000 chapter book), King Kong: The Junior Novel (250,000)
Tie-ins from Pocket The World of King Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island (Dec. 13; 35,000 hardcover); The Island of the Skull (Nov.; 175,000 mass market); The Making of King Kong (Dec. 13; 50,000 paper); Kong Unbound: The Cultural Impact, Pop Mythos, and Scientific Plausibility of a Cinematic Legend (Nov. 1; 50,000 trade paper); novelization by Christopher Golden (Dec.; 50,000 paper)
Other Tie-ins novelization by Delos W. Lovelace (Grosset & Dunlap, Sept.; 20,000 hardcover); Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong by Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland (St. Martin’s Griffin, Oct. 1; 35,000 trade paper); King Kong Is Back! An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape ed. by David Brin (BenBella, Nov.; 7,500 trade paper); three-issue graphic novelization (Dark Horse Comics, Issue #1 Dec.; mass market)

All the King’s Men
Starring Jude Law, Sean Penn, Kate Winslet
Directed by Steven Zaillian
Release date December 16 (Sony/Columbia)
Based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren (Harvest, Nov.; 150,000 trade paper)

Hoodwinked!: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
Voices of Anne Hathaway, Patrick Warburton, Glenn Close
Directed by Cory Edwards and Todd Edwards
Release Date December 23 (Kanbar/Harvey Weinstein)
Tie-in Hoodwinked!: The True Story of Red Riding Hood (Council Oak/Kanbar, Nov.; 60,000 hardcover)

Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco
Directed by Joe Roth
Release dates selected, December 25; widespread, January 8
Based on the novel by Richard Price (Bantam/Dell and Delta, Nov. 29; 300,000 trade paper and mass market)

Ask the Dust
Starring Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek
Directed by Robert Towne
Release date December 2005 (Paramount Classics)
Based on the novel by John Fante (Harper Perennial, Feb. 7 2006; 10,000 trade paper)

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