The Bollywood version of Great Expectations is scheduled for release February 12. That's in India and Australia; I'm not sure when it will be available for U.S. audiences. At this link you can see the first teaser poster, with a shot of Katrina Kaif as the Estella character, and an image of Tabu as Begum, the Miss Havisham character. I must say, for a version of Miss Havisham, she's looking remarkably snazzy!
Tomorrow in the morning and early afternoon, Turner Classic Movies offers a special treat for Dickens fans: four Dickensian movies in a row! David Copperfield (1935) starts at 7 a.m. Eastern, A Tale of Two Cities (1935) at 9:15, Great Expectations (1946) at 11:30, and Oliver Twist (1948) at 1:30.
"Think Dickens does The Avengers," says the Evening Standard of Dickensian in this article. It features a nice big picture of many of the cast members with their characters' names (so I was able to update our cast list!). I note that Compeyson has been given the first name "Meriweather," which seems a just punishment for his sins.
Before performing his one-man Great Expectations at Guildford Book Festival, Gerald Dickens talked with Get Surrey about his favorite Dickens novel, the appeal of doing one-man shows, whether he'd like to write a novel himself, and more!
Director Guillermo del Toro has some truly glowing words for Charles Dickens in an interview with Latin Post, calling him "the greatest author that ever lived." And he doesn't stop there! Go here to read more, including how Great Expectations helped inspire del Toro's new film, Crimson Peak. Thanks to Dean for the tip.