Mortal Instruments author Cassandra Clare recently visited with fans in Bryant Park. She mentioned that the film rights for the series have been sold and a movie is in the works. Not related to a movie, but she's also working on a fourth book in the series, City of Fallen Angels, this time told from Simon's point of view. The book will be out March 2011.
First James Frey and a co-writer sell a young adult series to Harper Collins. Now that un-published series has a movie in the works with screenwriters attached and maybe even Michael Bay as the director. The story sounds like Roswell High, which was one of my favorite series in high school, so I might give it a try. Now why can't we get our favorite published books made into movies?
Here's the trailer for Youth In Revolt based on the novel by C.D. Payne. This is an older YA book (it was released in 1995) and the reviews were bad (check out the Amazon link), so I'm a little surprised to see it making it's way to the big screen. Hollywood doesn't make a lot of sense sometimes.