Friday, February 4, 2011

YA Movie News

It's Friday, so here's your YA Movie News!

-The Brother's Grimm are taking over Hollywood!

-First there's the Catherine Hardwicke directed Red Riding Hood out in March. Next we have two Snow White movies in the works-the first of which has offered the title role to
Kristin Stewart for Snow White and the Huntsman, as well as Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron in final talks to play the hunter and the evil queen.

-The next Snow White movie, titled
The Brothers Grimm: Snow White (I know, so creative!) reportedly is courting Julia Roberts for the role of the evil queen.

-But that's not all! NBC has picked up a
pilot for a show called Grimm, describe by Deadline as "a dark but fantastical cop drama about a world in which characters inspired by Grimm's Fairy Tales exist." The people behind it are Angel co-creator David Greenwalt and Angel writer Jim Kouf. I'll try not to get too excited, but I'm hoping this could be good.

-AND on top of all that, ABC ordered a pilot for a series titled Once Upon a Time, which has contemporary re-tellings of fairy tales. Thansk to Cynopsis for the news.

-And it's not just The Brother's Grimm that are getting a makeover!
Summit Entertainment picked up the rights to Kenneth Oppel's upcoming Frankenstein prequel, This Dark Endeavour. There was some buzz about this book at ALA and I can't wait to read it-and it sounds perfect for a movie!

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has found it's president. Benjamin Walker has signed on to play the title role.

-ABC Family picked up The Nine Lives of Chloe King, a TV series based on the book series by Celia Thomson. The series is set to premiere later this year. Thanks to
Cynopsis for the news!

-OK, I know this isn't really based on any YA books, but I thought these pilot pick ups from The CW were interesting:
Awakening is a zombie spec script picked up The CW last week about two bickering sisters amidst a zombie uprising.
Heavenly from Rickard Hatem, co-producer of Supernatural is about a young female attorney and a former angel, Dashiel Coffee, who just became human. The two work on cases together as she saves the clients and he saves their souls.

I think we can start calling The CW the YA paranormal network, don't you think? Thanks to Cynopsis for the news!

Of course, with all this talk about fairy tales, I gotta give a shout out to Beastly, which is out in March!


  1. Wow, fairytales are certainly a hot trend at the moment! Love fairytale retellings though so I'm not complaining. Thanks for the head's-up! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing. I hope you'll tell us when they air. I don't watch much TV but I'd watch these.

  3. So much great movie news! Looking forward to some, now going to look into the others! Thanks!


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