Morning links: Movie edition.
- From Business Wire: “The BFG” Has Found Its Big Friendly Giant in Mark Rylance. "DreamWorks Studios announced today that three-time Tony Award winner and two-time Olivier Award winner Mark Rylance has been cast as the title character in “The BFG.” Steven Spielberg will direct the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved classic children’s novel. Published in 1982, “The BFG” tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world."
- From KSBW: Steinbeck heirs fight over control of movie rights. "Steinbeck's surviving son, Thomas Steinbeck, and the wife of another son, Nancy Steinbeck, filed a petition Oct. 10 with the California Labor Commission claiming the RSWG Literary Agency and agent Geoffrey Sanford were negotiating Hollywood deals without consulting them."
- At Buzzfeed: Can You Guess These Horror Movie Houses? 7/10.
- No plans for Halloween? Here are some horror movie recommendations from Flavorwire and the HuffPo. Always seen those? Check out the horror section at The League of Dead Films.
- At Bookish: James Dashner Picks Five A-Maze-ing Book-to-Film Adaptations. Actually, if you watch a lot of movies, you've probably seen all of those. If you want a good (and WEIRD) maze movie (that happens to have a premise with a whole lot of similarities to The Maze Runner), try 1997's The Cube.
- In case you haven't seen this elsewhere, there are rumors that Jena Malone might be playing Robin in the next Batman movie.
- At the Independent: Daniel Radcliffe on being 'odd' romantic lead: 'Well, the male population had no problem sexualising Emma Watson immediately'.
- Adorable Costume of the Day at Io9: Dad Plays Leia To His Daughter's Han Solo. "But, I think, my big take-away from all this will be—equality goes both ways. If I'm going to tell my daughter that she can do almost anything a man can do (excepting some very specific biological acts), then I also need to show her that a man can do almost anything a woman can do too… especially when it's something awesome like dressing up as a character from one of the best movies ever."
- From Fascination with Fear: Festival of Fear: Day 20: The List: Top Ten Most Annoying Kids In Horror. I vote for the kid in the TV version of The Shining.