Friday, June 19, 2009

YA Movie News

A movie version of the series Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden has a director. Stuart Beattie, who co-wrote the film Australia, will be directing and the film starts shooting in Australia in September. This news is particually interesting to me since I just came across this series for the first time this week! Yep, the series is older but I'd just never really noticed them before. I had a set on my shelves at work this week and picked them up. I'll be reading them before the movie!

Last week I mentioned the movie version of Wendelin Van Draanen's novel Flipped. Callan McAuliffe and Madeline Carroll will play the leads. Callan is a relative newcomer, but you may recognize Madeline from Swing Vote.
Not much I know, but that's about all I could find for this week-anyone else have great YA movie news?

9 comments:

  1. Oh, you must read the Tomorrow, When the War Began books. They are excellent. Thanks for the movie news!

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  2. WOW! I loved that series growing up, but never finished it. I recently have been looking to see if I kept those books are not (now I'll have to try harder). Thanks for the awesome news about that movie coming out. And Flipped, cool! I read that with my 6th graders for a bookclub and we all loved it. Thanks for the news!

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  3. I read the Tomorrow series a LONG time ago, as a young teen. I remember liking them a lot.

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  4. Thanks for mentioning this new to me series.

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  5. I tried the first book ages ago, but somehow put it down and never finished...maybe it's time to try again.

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  6. Oh, Madeline was great in Swing Vote. That's so exciting, though I haven't read the book yet. :)

    -Lauren

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  7. The Tomorrow series is my favortie series EVER. I was reading them while they were still being published, and I had to order some from Australia because I couldn't wait! I don't know how I feel about the movie. Will it even come out in the US?

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  8. Hope it is good. I will plan to read at least the first book before the movie comes out.

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  9. Wow the kids at my library will be soo excited to hear of the John Marsden Movie!This is one of the most popular series I have here!Thanks for finding this!

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