Friday, December 10, 2010

YA Movie News

Some exciting news this week!

-Lily Collins has been cast as Clary Fray in City of Bones, the movie version of Cassandra Clare's novel. What do you think-do you like this casting choice? Thanks to MTV Movie News and Gossip Teen for the news.

-More casting news-Taylor Lautner is set to star as Finn in the movie adaptation of Incarceron, based on the book by Catherine Fisher. Thanks to Deadline for the news!

-Entertainment Weekly has a short article but still pretty interesting about Suzanne Collins' thoughts on writing The Hunger Games movie.

-Not movie news exactly, but Sara Shepard has signed on to add four new books to the Pretty Little Liars series starting in July 2011. The series has seen a renewed interest since the TV show-I know that holds true for the teens at my library-the books are hardly on the shelf. I'm happy about this because it gives the TV show more to pull from!

-Veronica Rossi's debut YA novel, Under the Never Sky, which is set to release in 2012 from HarperCollins has been optioned by Warner Bros. The series is being billed as a dystopian Romeo and Juliet. Thanks to Publisher's Weekly for the news!

Any other news? Please share!!

7 comments:

  1. I still don't know how I feel about big-name actors being attached to other movie projects. Actually, I still don't know how I feel about movie adaptations of YA novels yet. Guess we'll see how these go!

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  2. I know what you mean Steph! I only like the movie when it's done well and done right. I also like it when the actors have read the book and are fans and can actually talk about the books and not just the movie.

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  3. Awe. I kinda like her as Clary! I really don't think I like Taylor for Finn though...no...I don't.
    Thanks for the other news too!

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  4. Thanks for sharing The Hunger Games article. I would imagine that as an author, you would have to let a lot go - certain events may not translate to screen as well.

    In my opinion, movies are never as good as the book so I am interested to see these adaptations.

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  5. Loved Hunger Games! I am checking in to see if you got your Santa Swap box I sent? I was in Honduras so mailed it on December 1 to make sure you had it :)

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  6. Lily is adorable and looks like what I imagined as Clary, so she's already got that going for her. :) And Taylor Lautner, really? I guess I won't be seeing Incarceron. It's really hard for me to separate actors from previous roles (e.g. Forget Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson will always be Cedric Diggory to me!). In other movie news, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan announced that Dash & Lily's Book of Dares will be made into a movie. Yay!

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  7. I don't know if you posted this yet (You're pretty savvy so you probably have...) but! The book I am Number Four has been turned into a movie out in February or March. The trailer is on yahoo and it looks awesome!!

    Beastly also has a new trailer!!!

    :D

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