According to Variety Warner Brothers has picked up the movie rights for Ally Carter's new release, Heist Society. Shauna Cross (Whip It screenwriter and author of Derby Girl if the novel it was based on) is attached to write, which I think is great, since I loved Whip It! But what really annoys me, is the studio plans for the characters to age up into their 20's!! I think we need to start a campaign to get the studio to keep this one with YA characters.
Also, thanks to the same article, I discovered that Ms. Cross has also penned the script for the movie adaptation of If I Stay.
Who else will be heading to movie theaters this weekend to see Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief? I know it will be different frome the books, but I still can't wait to see it! We'll be seeing it with some friends who haven't read the books (my husband and I have) so it'll be interesting to hear their feedback.
With the success of Sherlock Holmes, movie studios are looking for more adaptations. Variety reports that The Three Musketeers is the next classic to get an update to appeal to young audiences. I'm interested to see where this goes-it could be fun!
And it's not YA, but so many of my co-workers are excited about this, I thought I had to share. Katherine Heigl has signed on for a movie adaptation of Janet Evanovich's One for the Money. This movie has been in development forever, so this new interest is putting the movie on fast track. I have yet to read this series, but so many of my co-workers love it, so I'll need to read it soon!