Friday, January 29, 2010

YA Movie News

Wow-lots of YA movie news this week!

-I can't believe I haven't mentioned this! Tenner Chelsea Campbell's book The Rise of Renegade X has a deal with Disney Original Movies for a possible Disney Channel movie of the book. I'll admit it, I like Disney Channel Movies, so I was thrilled for Chelsea when she got the news.

-The Graveyard Book is looking for a new movie home according to Neil Gaiman. The book was with Miramax, but not anymore. I'm hoping a movie does happen with this one-I think it lends itself very well to a film version. Thanks to
Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-Harry Potter is going 3-D.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part: One will have a 3-D version. I'm still not sold on all the 3-D movies, but we'll see.

-The Gotham Group has optioned The Dark Life by Kat Falls, an upcoming tween series releasing in May. It's a dystopian tween book with people living in water and government conspiracies.
Abby (the) Librarian read an ARC and she's raving about it! Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-ABC Family is looking at a
TV series based on Huge by Sasha Paley. I haven't read it, but it's about a teen with self-esteem issue who is sent to a weight loss camp. It's being described as Glee meets Ugly Betty and the pilot was written by My So Called Life Creator Winnie Holzman and her daughter. Could go either way, but I'm willing to give it a try. Thanks to Hollywood Reporter for the heads up. UPDATE: According to Cynopsis News, both Huge and Pretty Little Liars (which I mentioned in an October YA Movie News) have been given 10 episode orders from ABC Family. I'll keep you posted on premire dates!

-And while it's not movie news I thought it needed a mention. The Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger passed away on Wednesday at the age of 90. I'll admit this wasn't my favorite book I read in high school, but I didn't dislike it and I have respect for the author because he inspired so many great authors that are writing for teens today. So thank you Mr. Salinger-you will be missed and your books will live on.


  1. I just found out that Disney is doing a new "Harriet the Spy" movie with Jennifer Stone (from Wizard of Waverly Place). I don't know how I feel about that, esp. since she is WAY too old for Harriet.
    I'm actually interested in the Pretty Little Liars TV series.

  2. I'm not thrilled with all the 3D movies myself. It just makes the movie more expensive which frankly, not all movies need to be 3D.

    Excited about the Renegade X deal!

  3. I'm actually a bit disappointed about HP in 3D. That just ruins the magic of the story!


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