Friday, July 2, 2010

YA Movie News

I'm finally feeling caught up from ALA, but now I have two weeks of YA movie news for you (and I'm sure I'm still missing stuff, so if you see something left out, please let me know!)

-Twilight: Eclipse is off to a huge start. While some of the reviews haven't been the best, the fans don't care and the movie made $
65 million in opening night!

-This year's Newbery winner, When You Reach Me, is closer to hitting the big screen. Amber Entertainment has the rights to a movie version of the novel, and the author will co-produce. I don't know how I feel about a movie version-I don't know how well it will translate to film, but I'm willing to give it a try.

Filming of The Invention of Hugo Cabret started this week. This is another one I'm not sure on how well it will translate to film, but I love the cast and I trust director Martin Scorsese to do a good job. Check out the film's IMDB page for cast info-the move will be out next year. Thanks to Shelf Awareness for the news!

-ABC Family ordered twelve more episodes of Pretty Little Liars, bringing the season total to 22. Also, but on the look out for
author Sara Shepard's cameo as a substitute teacher in episode seven! Thanks to Cynopsis Kids for the news!

-ABC Family's Huge had a great premiere! Huge attracted 1.2 million viewers in the 18-49 market making it ABC Family's second most watched series premier in this demo. I like to think it's because us bloggers and YA readers are so cool and we helped get this show going. TV and Movie makers take note-we like things based on YA books!! Thanks to
Cynopsis for the news.

-And of course, the amazing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows trailer!


  1. YAY Harry Potter, Cannot wait!

  2. I adored Hugo Cabret, and if they screw it up, I'm gonna be ticked. But what a director to get. That is serious.

    I wonder about When You Reach me on the big screen because it has so much in common with The Time Traveler's Wife to me. I dunno...

  3. I really enjoyed HUGE, I thought it translated extraordinarily well from book to TV.

  4. I can't wait for this final Harry Potter movie. The trailer makes it look absolutely amazing, and I loved the music in it! (I'm such a classical music nerd.)

    I'm sad that it's over, though.

  5. love the HP trailer. CANNOT WAIT! I really enjoyed Eclipse. No surprise it did well though of course. haha


  6. Saw the HP trailer at the cinemas today - the whole audience was alternating between being in awe and squeeing with excitement! Can't wait!

  7. I had no idea that either When You Reach Me or Hugo Cabret were going to become movies! Wow... I'll definitely be curious to see both.


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