Friday, August 6, 2010

YA Movie News

-Check out the new movie stills for the Disney Channel movie Avalon High based on the Meg Cabot book by the same name. Thanks to YA Book Nerd for spotting them! Is it just me, or does anyone else feel like the tall guy in the back (the professor guy) should be Giles from Buffy?

-Another YA novel is heading to Disney Channel. Lemonade Mouth is in production and is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Peter Hughes. The novel is about a group of teens who form a band and the movie is set to be a "music-driven movie." Thanks to
Cynopsis Kids for the news!

-Diablo Cody (Juno) has a script about a YA author who returns home and stalks her ex-boyfriend. Charlize Theron is signed on to star and Jason Reitman is set to direct. I'll be really disappointed if the author aspect of the story is mentioned briefly and then never touched on again, especially since the movie is called Young Adult! It'd be fun to see the YA genre get some movie time. Thanks to
ComingSoon for the news.

-Release dates for Breaking Dawn 1 & 2 are set-part one will release November 18, 2011 and part 2 is set for November 16, 2012. Thanks to
Cynopsis Kids for the news.

-Speaking of Twilight have you seen the trailer for the Twilight spoof, Vampires Suck? It actually looks pretty funny (and I normally find the spoof movies not that great).

-Another trailer to add (thank you Tiff!) This is for It's Kind of a Funny Story based on the book by Ned Vizzini. (I always forget this one is based on a novel, because I haven't read the book and we don't have it at my library. We'll have to order it soon!)


  1. To answer your first question: it should ALWAYS be Giles. :)

  2. Vampires Suck looks hilarious and I can't wait to see it.
    And, I'm not sure if you've covered it in your YA Movie News, but they've made the book by John Marsden into a movie in Australia set of release rather soon - Tomorrow, When the War Began
    It looks amazing and I can't wait to read the corresponding books.

  3. Giles forever. And EVER. I love Giles.

    Also, I think that Young Adult is going to play up the whole she writes from the perspective of teenagers thing - I just hope it doesn't end up being insulting (to teens or YA authors).

  4. Haha Vampires Suck does look funny :D oh i read It's Kind Of A Funny Story. it was good but kind of sad :'( I wonder what it will be like in movie form!
    Thanks for the news! :)

  5. The blonde from Avalon High is in a television show on the CW called Life Unexpected that is very good. The red head looks familiar to me as well. I just can't pinpoint where from though.

  6. Julie-It really should-Giles forever!:)

    -k-I posted awhile back on Tomorrow When the War Began. If I hear any more news, I'll be sure to post it!

    Emily-Agree-Giles is amazing. I really hope the Young Adult movie isn't insulting but instead gives light to the YA genre.

    KaJo-Oh no, it's sad? I hope the book and the movie don't make me cry. The movie looks really good!

    Michelle-The red head in Avalon High is the daughter on Castle!:) I really like both those girls and I hope the movie is good.

  7. It was part sad but part funny; it's hard to describe! lol. :)


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