Friday, November 20, 2009

YA Movie News

Sorry this is a day late, but there's a ton that's been happening and it took me awhile to round everything up! This will be one long post!

Of course, we all know New Moon is hitting theaters this weekend. If you see it, keep your eyes out for two book to movie previews-a new Percy Jackson trailer and a trailer for The Lovely Bones. I squeeled when I saw the Percy one-can't wait! (Anyone else think Percy is just too adorable??) (Ok, because I'm so excited about it, you can find the Percy Jackson trailer at the end of this post!)

What's up with books getting movie deals before they are even published? From Cynopsis-"Pulitzer Prize winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire will pen the script for DreamWorks Animation SKG's movie The Guardians (working title), an adaptation of author William Joyce's upcoming kid's books The Guardians of Childhood." The books won't even be out until 2011!

This news just made me smile. Owen Wilson will be lending his voice to Marmaduke, an upcoming movie based on the long running comic strip.

A new made for TV movie of Harriet the Spy is currently being filmed and will be released on Disney Channel next year.

A Harry Potter Spells App for iPhone was released this week. I haven't downloaded it, but I may have to check it out since I love Harry Potter!

My husband's favorite news of the week: The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel will be coming to the big screen. When I told my husband this he had the whole movie cast by the end of the day! I think this series could do well and I'm excited to see what happens.

Film rights to Lauren McLaughlin's Cycler sold. Lauren is asking readers on her blog who they think should play the roles in the film and she also talks about how the book started as a screenplay.

Lots to look forward to! What are you most excited about?


  1. Yay, I'm super-excited for the Harriet the Spy movie--Jennifer Stone is an awesome actress! But I'm kinda bummed it's being made by Disney. Oh, and New Moon was amazing. It totally blew Twilight out of water! (:

  2. I'm so jealous you got to see the never Percy trailer. When I saw New Moon, the only trailers I got were stupid romantic comedies that were better suited as made for TV movies.

    But anyway, I am so excited about Percy Jackson! I think a lot of the changes will disappoint me, but it seems like it will have the sense of humor and action of the book.

    I am not at all excited about Harriet the Spy. The synopsis on imdb sounds terrible. It doesn't even mention anything about her being a spy.

  3. I love the latest trailer for the Percy Jackson movie! I even showed it to my students and talked about the books. I haven't read the books but that trailer made me want to!

  4. I'm LOVING the Percy Jackson trailer. Plus I adore the Alchemyst series, I can't wait to see what they do with that!

  5. Percy Jackson gave me goosebumps!


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