Friday, March 19, 2010

YA Movie News

-The Poster for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World was released and I LOVE it! The movie is based on the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley and if you haven't read them, you need to-they're great! The movie stars Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim and I think the poster captures the books perfectly. This gives me hope for a great movie.

-Diary of a Wimpy Kid opens in theaters this weekend-anyone planning on seeing it? I think it'll be a library check-out movie for me, but I am interested to see how well it translates to the big screen.

-A new family-centric production company has started. Bedrock Studios seems similar to Walden Media in that they want to produce family centered material for TV, film, and publishers. One of the founders actually ran Walden Media and I'm glad to see a production company taking a interest in making movie adaptations of children's books. Currently they have screen rights to A Wrinkle in Time, Rats of Nimh, and Dinosaur Bob. Thanks to Hollywood Reporter for the news.

-The movie cast for The Invention of Hugo Cabret is growing. The film will be directed by Martin Scorsese and currently has Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Moretz, and Asa Butterfield in the cast. I love the book and am not sure how well it work as a movie. I really hope they keep the artwork to help tell the story somehow-that's such an important part of the book for me! Thanks to IMDB and Hollywood Reporter for the news.


  1. I just read on Twitter about a new adaption of A Wrinkle in Time. I'm fairly interested in seeing that.

  2. I have read some reviews for the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid, they where all positive. Maybe the book is as fun. :)

  3. I love that poster and I can't wait to see the movie. I'm torn about A Wrinkle In Time. I've already seen one bad adaptation of the book, and I'm still not over what they did to The Dark is Rising. It's such an amazing book. It deserves an amazing movie. I think Guillermo Del Toro should direct it.

  4. Oooh... The Scott Pilgrim poster is fab! I hadn't seen that yet; thanks for putting here! :)

  5. I just finished reading "When You Reach Me" and couldn't remember much about "A Wrinkle in Time" that's referenced in the I should probably go see that movie. Or um, I guess I could re-read the book :-)

  6. Andrea and Shuan-There was a Disney version of A Wrinkle in Time but it was horrid. Even the author said it was bad!! So I'm hoping this new one will be better.

    Nina-I love the Wimpy Kid books and I hope to movie is as fun!

    Karen-Isn't it a great poster? I love it so much!

    Cathy-I couldn't remember a ton about A Wrinkle in Time either-other than the characters and that I loved it. I need to re-read it as well.

  7. Total Scott Pilgrim fan here. Vol. 6 "Scott Pilgrim's Final Hour" will be released on July 20, 2010. Check out MTV for a pic of the cover!

  8. I didn't know they were making a movie of The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I wonder how they'll do that. But I wondered the same thing about The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Thanks for sharing!


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