Friday, March 5, 2010

YA Movie News

After a couple of weeks of light movie news, this week made up for it big time!!

-Melissa de la Cruz's The Au Pairs is heading to the big screen. The movie is being produced by Drew Barrymore's Flower Films and two producers from Alloy Entertainment. The movie has a director, RJ Cutler, who is better known as a documentary filmmaker. Not sure yet if this will cover all the books in the series or just the first, but I'll keep you posted with what I find out! Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-Yet another movie deal before the book hits shelves. This time it's for a book called Grandma's Intergalatic Bed & Breakfast. The movie deal was made about a year ago and the book is still unpublished, so no word on when it'll actually hit shelves. According to Cynopsis Kids, no publishing deal is set yet. But with writers signed on to adapt the story, and the film being under the Disney banner, I wouldn't be surprised if the book arrived about the same time the movie did-Hollywood can be so sneaky that way!

-The Glee cast will be heading off on a concert tour in May. (I'm a little annoyed that the tour stop for Chicago will be on my birthday and the weekend before I'm in Illinois!) Check out the Glee tour dates and sing along for me if you go!

-Fox 2000 picked up the rights to Catherine Fisher's novel Incarceron. The company says the project is a priority and they are looking for writers and directors. Maybe YA dystopian movies will be the next big thing. Thanks to Shelf Awareness for the news.

-This one's not a YA series, but it's worth mentioning because I know my husband and I will be watching. HBO put in a nine episode (plus a pilot) order for a TV series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire and Ice series. I've been on a fantasy TV kick lately, since my husband and I just finished up season one of Legend of the Seeker, which is based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series so I'm eager to see what HBO does with the fantasy genre. Thanks to Cynopsis for the news.

-A Disney Channel Original Movie adaptation of Meg Cabot's Avalon High is currently scheduled for Fall 2010. The Disney Channel movie's are hit or miss and since I'm annoyed with how they've changed Harriet the Spy, I'm not getting too excited about this one yet, but I'll keep my fingers crossed it will be good. Meg promises we'll love the major change they've made and I'll trust her. Thanks to Cynopsis Kids and Meg Cabot for the news.

-The movie version of Guardians of Ga'hoole is getting a name change to Legend of the Guardians. You can also find the trailer, which will be paired with Alice in Wonderland this weekend-or you can scroll down to the end of the movie news to catch the trailer now!:) Thanks to IMDB for the news.

-And of course, March is bringing us lots of book to movie adaptations, the first which opens this weekend with Alice in Wonderland. I don't think I'll get a chance to see the movie this weekend, so if you see it, let me know what you think!

7 comments:

  1. love the movie news. Can't wait for the AU Pairs and the Avalon High movie. PLUS Game of Thrones. I'm SO incredibly happy that this got the greenlight. I adore GRRM - he's probably my favorite author and that speaks VOLUMES :)

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  2. I read maybe the first 3 Au Pairs books, but I'm excited about the movie. And I'm hoping for good things for Avalon High.

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  3. I think I am unreasonably excited about the Au Pairs movie. It just seems like a story that could make a very good fluffy film!

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  4. Lots of new this week! I'm really curious about Avalon High - hopefully it'll be good!

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  5. I'm such a nerd. I literally cannot wait for almost every movie you mentioned. (Glee is the only one I don't really know much about; I've never actually seen it.)
    Scott Westerfeld's 'Uglies' is becoming a movie, too; he said they are starting production later this year. I can't wait!

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  6. I'm friends with Clete Smith, the writer of Grandma's Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast, and I'm so glad to see someone writing about it. It's hi-larious. I'll have to see what Cynsations was saying about it of late.

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  7. Grrr another Disney Channel movie? I don't really like this idea--Disney seems to make their movies too different from the original plot and cheesy. The Au Pairs sounds super cute, though!

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