Friday, May 7, 2010

YA Movie News

-Author James Frey has a YA book, I Am Number Four, co-authored with Jobie Hughes. The book is set to be released later this year and the movie is currently set for a February 2o11 release. Glee's Dianna Agron is now set to star. Beastly's Alex Pettyfer is also cast-Pettyfer as an alien who takes the form of a teenage boy, and Argon as the girl he falls for. I can't decide if I think this early optioning of books to movies is great-the movie would come out pretty quickly after the book is released-or if it's really risky. What do you think? Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-Disney Channel is working on movie version of Meg Cabot's Avalon High. Britt Robertson of Life Unexpected as Allie (aka Ellie in the book) and Gregg Sulkin of As the Bell Rings are set to star as Will. There's more info on the cast on the IMDB page. Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-Breaking Dawn will be released November 18, 2011. Still no word on if it's one movie or two, but you'd think they would figure that out soon since they have to write the script and film it! With Eclipse coming out in June, I'm not sure why they're not releasing it sooner-seems a long time between movies. Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-This one's not YA, but it's great news anyway! Judy Moody is heading to the big screen in 2011. Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer was co-written by Judy Moody author Megan McDonald, so I have hope it will be good and Candlewick will release a tie-in novel in Spring 2011. John Schultz, who directed Aliens in the Attic, is set to direct and production will start in August. Thanks to Candlewick for the news!


  1. Yeah, I don't mind book to movie so soon but it is a bit risky in terms of how well will it actually do. I love Dianna Agron though, so that's pretty cool.

    Yay Judy Moody movie! How fun!!!

    Oh, and I saw your interview post with Sara Shepard. A couple of those are my questions!! :-) I'll have that posted on my site too soon.


  2. Avalon high, YAY. I love Meg Cabot.

  3. I wondered if you were part of that call Lauren!:)

    Eleni-I'm glad you like the YA Movie News posts-I love sharing the news.

    Sam-I really hope the Avalon High movie is good-so far I like the cast.


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