Friday, August 21, 2009

YA Movie News

Kate DiCamillo's latest book, The Magician's Elephant, sold movie rights. The book isn't out yet (it releases Sept. 8), and with the mention of making the movie have the same tone as The Princess Bride, I'll be checking this book out and be eagerly waiting for more movie updates.

The split for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has sort of been confirmed by Joshua Herdman, the actor who plays Crabbe. The first movie will end when Harry, Ron and Hermione are kidnapped by the Snatchers and the second will start when they are being taken to Malfoy Manor. This could change, but I think this would make a great stopping point-and cliffhanger! Thanks to Mugglenet for the news.

Saddle Club, based on the series by Bonnie Bryant, is getting network time thanks to Discovery Kids. New episodes will air Sunday evenings on Discovery Kids. We only have a few DVDs at our library, so I'm glad I have something to tell those tweens who keep asking for more. Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news!

What do you think of the newest promo pics for The Vampire Diaries? Anyone else feel like they're trying to Gossip Girl it up too much?

There's also a new TV promo:

This is the trailer for the latest movie from the writer/director behind Napolean Dynamite. This one's about a teen who finds out his novel has been stolen by a famous science fiction writer and is now being adapted into a movie. I'm still not sure about it, but I like that it involves books! (Yep, nerdy, I know)


  1. The headshot photo of the three of them makes me very uncomfortable. It is overtly sexual in a way that says "rape" to me. I did think Gossip Girl the moment I saw the photos. The trailer makes it seem like it won't be that bad, though.

  2. Yep, I agree. The trailer makes it look like something I'd be interested in watching, the headshot photo is too creepy. I'd like it better if it was just one guy "biting" her neck-two is just gross, especially since they're supposed to be brothers-eww.

  3. I really enjoyed DiCamillo's other stuff and I've heard good hype about The Magician's Elephant so I was already looking to grab it. Cool that it's got movie rights out as well...makes it sound all the more promising.

  4. I like the Vampire Diaries poster where they're all laying on the grass however I think the one where they're all over each other looks more like a porno poster, LOL.

  5. The Vampire Diaries looks good! I can't wait to read the book and watch the TV show.


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