Friday, January 22, 2010

YA Movie News

Still not much happening, and I'm still waiting on the Wimpy Kid trailer! But here's what I do have (keep reading-my favorite news is at the end!):

UPDATE: The Wimpy Kid trailer has arrived!

Spiderman 4 is set for 2012, with emphasis on a "an everyday teen in an epic super-human world." Director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are both out. Really, can't you just leave Spiderman alone? I hate multiple sequels. Cynopsis Kids had the news.

I love Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, so I was excited to see that Neil Patrick Harris aka Dr. Horrible, will be voicing Dr. Blowhole, a wicked dolphin in a new special on Nickelodeon, Dr. Blowhole's Revenge, featuring the penguins of Madagascar. The special is on Nickelodeon, Monday, February 15 at 8p. "In the special Dr. Blowhole goes up against the Penguins who have continually foiled his plans to rule the world." Thanks to
Cynopsis Kids for the heads up.

There's a Twilight graphic novel on the way. You can check out an early preview at Entertainment Weekly. I'm not very impressed and really, can we stop with the extra Twilight tie-ins? I don't know about you, but the teens at my library aren't really big fans of graphic novel versions of movies/books/etc. They want manga and that's it-not this fake manga stuff that keeps getting put out.

Martin Scorsese is in talks to direct the film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I loved the book and I think a movie would be great and I would love him as director. Thanks to Cynopsis Kids and The Guardian for the news.

And the best news for last! Little Brown announced that they will be publishing Glee novels featuring new stories about the cast. Expect these in the Fall. I hope they're good-I'm keeping my fingers crossed but they'll probably be super cheesy, just like the Clueless based novels I read in eighth grade! Thanks to Lisa at EarlyWord for the news.


  1. For some reason I've never been able to read tv novelizations of books. They just make me giggle and I don't even know why.

  2. I definitely agree about Spiderman. Just leave well enough alone. Also, the Wimpy trailer has landed! =)

  3. AHHHHH -- Glee novels, omg! You have made my day.

  4. I don't know who's more excited for the Wimpy Kid movie--me or my kid! I'm so there.

  5. Glee novels about the cast is brilliant. And a Hugo Cabret movie...please don't mess this up, please don't mess this up. But can you imagine the author upon finding out Scorsese is going to direct it?! Um...lottery! And thanks for the Wimpy Kid trailer! Woo!

  6. Can't wait for Diary of a Wimpy Kid! The trailer looks awesome.

  7. Thanks for sharing the Wimpy Kid trailer. I hadn't seen it yet!

  8. Great news. Thanks for keeping me on the up and up. :)


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