- Catherine Hardwick of Twilight fame is apparently in talks to direct the Maximum Ride movie, based on the James Patterson series. Catherine is also attached to direct the movie version of the soon to be released novel If I Stay by Gayle Forman. Looks like not directing New Moon might have turned out to be a good idea, Catherine!
- A movie version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid is in the works. There's even an open casting call for "slight and skinny" and "not overly cute" 10-13 year-old-boys. Know someone who should be the Wimpy Kid? You can submit your audition tape here. I've been trying to get some of the fifth graders I visited recently to audition!:)
- Lionsgate has picked up the rights for Suzanne Collins Hunger Games. The author will be writing the script for the movie and from some articles I saw it looks like they're shooting for a 2011 release.
- The Percy Jackson movie has its first three lead actors. The movie is being directed by Chris Columbus of Harry Potter 1 & 2 fame.
Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson
Brandon T. Jackson as Grover (he looks so much older than what I pictured!)
Alexandra Dadarrio as Annabeth (Sorry, I couldn't find a good picture!) One press release lists Annabeth as 18, which is much older then her 12 years in the book!
- Alex Flinn's wonderful novel Beastly has a movie in the works. Rumors are that Zac Efron could play the Beast character and Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester could be opposite him.
Honestly, I think she's too pretty for the part! But Zac Efron fits the character of Kyle/Beast pretty well.